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Old March 18th, 2019, 11:56 AM   #21
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I can't see a retailer moving from Central Six to the city centre, as the footfall at C6 must be higher.

Sainsbury's by the bus station is always packed, day and night. It's a tired store, but I agree with Dr P, they won't move.

Sainsbury's opened up in the precinct a few years ago, but didn't last long. Maybe a year or two? Tesco seem to be doing better, so maybe Sainsbury's chose the wrong location? Their current store is by halls of residence and also the bus station.

There's a Matalan on a business park near Whitley (Unless it's closed recently.). It's a bit strange, as the rest of the park is offices and factories.
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Here's a shot of the precinct showing that Coventry isn't the 'concrete jungle' its accused of being.

Precinct by Bodgecity, on Flickr

Square maybe, but not concrete. Although I don't dislike as much I used to, I still find it a somewhat bleak expanse of paving and the unused balconies above the shops give it a feel of a failed experiment.

The ramp in the middle is going as part of this development, which I think will make a huge difference. It was put in to try to get people to move to the upper tier, but never worked.

Interestingly, Burnley (I grew up nearby) has also removed its upper tier from its precinct.
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Old March 19th, 2019, 05:39 AM   #23
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That tower block in the background is what gets me...
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There's a Matalan on a business park near Whitley (Unless it's closed recently.). It's a bit strange, as the rest of the park is offices and factories.
Cannock has a TJ Hughes that's like that. In the middle of an office / industrial area. Must have been a cheap building.


I wonder how TJ Hughes are getting on, as that's another option..
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Old March 20th, 2019, 01:29 AM   #25
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There is a massive TJ Hughes in the city centre already.
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Old March 31st, 2019, 02:24 AM   #26
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Seems the demolition of the centre building is fully underway.
Taken on the 28/3.
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Old July 13th, 2019, 08:04 PM   #28
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The old HMV is now the site office.
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Yeah, it looks like they've started removing the shop units opposite the old HMV (Charlie Browns, etc.). I guess this is where the new escalators/steps/lifts will be.
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Old July 13th, 2019, 08:46 PM   #31
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That BHS store looks tired. The state of those canopies!
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No pictures I'm afraid, but a little more activity. Several small areas are being dug up and the underside of the balcony (on the escalator side) has been stripped. Hopefully it'll be ramped up from here.

Town was exceptionally busy today I thought.
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Old July 25th, 2019, 05:26 PM   #33
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Upper Precinct work to schedule. Confirmation that the escalator will be removed this year which is very positive, but unfortunately it won't be until much later in the year.
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Old July 27th, 2019, 12:41 AM   #34
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Town was exceptionally busy today I thought.
I tend to go in every weekend these days with the kids or while waiting for them to finish some activity nearby, and have noticed it's been getting busier recently. It was busy this afternoon as well. So busy I had to wait to browse the LPs in HMV while other browsers browsed.

I wonder if it's the weather?
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Application for advertising right for West Orchards at the new entrance.

http://planning.coventry.gov.uk/port...et?PKID=803948

Liking the period look:

http://planning.coventry.gov.uk/port...geName=1487900
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Sorry to bump the thread, no new news just wanted to post the latest renders from the other week:

https://www.coventrytelegraph.net/ne...entre-17013882

Do people prefer the grey paving or 'yellow sandstone' on the renders for the Upper Precinct?

I like the paving in Broadgate, which is substantially darker than this. My concern would be that the lighter paving will look dirty easily. A darker yellow sandstone would be my preference. The grey looked good, but a better match for Broadgate is important (only the Lower Precinct paving is grey).
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Sorry to bump the thread, no new news just wanted to post the latest renders from the other week:

https://www.coventrytelegraph.net/ne...entre-17013882

Do people prefer the grey paving or 'yellow sandstone' on the renders for the Upper Precinct?

I like the paving in Broadgate, which is substantially darker than this. My concern would be that the lighter paving will look dirty easily. A darker yellow sandstone would be my preference. The grey looked good, but a better match for Broadgate is important (only the Lower Precinct paving is grey).
I think grey is better. I hate that yellow / multi coloured block paving that is down currently (although they did a very high quality job installing it 25 years ago it has to be said)
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Sorry to bump the thread, no new news just wanted to post the latest renders from the other week:

https://www.coventrytelegraph.net/ne...entre-17013882

Do people prefer the grey paving or 'yellow sandstone' on the renders for the Upper Precinct?

I like the paving in Broadgate, which is substantially darker than this. My concern would be that the lighter paving will look dirty easily. A darker yellow sandstone would be my preference. The grey looked good, but a better match for Broadgate is important (only the Lower Precinct paving is grey).
Not sure on the paving - I like the lighter colours as they add a bit of vibrancy, but like you I worry about how they'll look with a bit of grime.

Also, from the Christchurch render is it me or does it look like the bottom end of Hertford St is a road with vehicles on it?
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Old October 15th, 2019, 12:52 AM   #40
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Not sure on the paving - I like the lighter colours as they add a bit of vibrancy, but like you I worry about how they'll look with a bit of grime.

Also, from the Christchurch render is it me or does it look like the bottom end of Hertford St is a road with vehicles on it?

That isnít Hertford street thatís Warwick lane
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