William Morris building (Business and IT faculty). I don't agree, I think it adds a little quirky character to the area and just needs renovation and proper marketing as a student pub/cafe/restaurant.. a meeting place to hook up laptops, chat and drink. By the looks of the plans only some of it is being demolished to make way for the access point to the car park.
I love this car park building as I've been watching it build up, really quite quickly, from inside the Lanchester Library building. It's weird.. Even though I don't live in Cov (I *really* hate the place due to some of the chav dickheads that breathe there), I do have an affection for the Uni (study here), and the built environment that's going up around it.. and I'm always interested in new things happening in the town. I Like exploring the changes from when I first moved to the West Mids ten years ago.
Can't wait to see the new Engineering Faculty :banana:
There's also a new budget hotel opening up in the Butts College, apparently they've actually got an operator lined up and interested.
What happened to the "scaled down" Hilton planned for the Ricoh Arena?
A hotel at Millenium View is a good idea.
Not sure what has happened with these proposals. Is it completely dead, or are they just on hold? I think somebody said on here that the land was back on the market? Either way, it looks like a hotel will be the way forward.Coventry City Council have appointed Cordwell as the preferred developer for the Millennium View site in the city centre.
Cordwell beat off stiff competition from two other developers with their plans for a mixed-use commercial development, which will include 30,000 sq ft of shops and café / bars / restaurants and a 120 room hotel.
No planning app was ever submitted for this... The other building was too expensive, apparently, and the market for apartments had collapsed in Cov long before the recession...
I seem to recall the replacement project was a lot bigger.
I find it hard to see what's going to happen with these sites. Was it a mistake knocking the old pub down? That land has been cleared now for how many years? The same goes for all the other sites... Bishop's Place, etc.
Badly phrased on my part - I was only referring to retaining the pub on the site of millennium view, although I have no doubt it would have ended up being demolished as someone would have burnt it down.
The whole of Bishop's street apart from the grammar school and the pub could go as far as I'm concerned. It's a miserable place.
Cov's regeneration is soooo slow. We're so far behind other cities it's quite shocking.
Wow! They are moving fast! I wish Cov Uni would hurry up and do something with the area around Priory Hall.
Even the renders have the sides as a bit grey. I suspect the side panelling has a long way to go yet. The whole building has taken a long time in fact.
If you scroll down to the bottom of the page, there are a couple of small renders which I assume are up-to-date (the first certainly looks familiar enough).
The second image does seem to indicate that there will be glazing on that long side.