Detailed plans due to be unveiled on £450m city centre regeneration

Detailed designs of a planned £450m redevelopment of Coventry city centre are due to be revealed later today.

An exhibition in Shelton Square from noon will show the proposals for the area around the City Arcade, Bull Yard, Market Way, Shelton Square and Hertford Street.

The scheme will mostly comprise flats but also includes retail space, a hotel and cinema.

The designs, by London-based architects Allies & Morrison and developers Shearer Property Regeneration, follow changes that were approved by Coventry City Council in January.

Andy Fancy of development and funding partner The Hill Group said: “The exhibitions are an opportunity for the local community to view the detailed designs that are being brought forward for city centre south.”

Following Coventry’s success as the UK City of Culture and a host city for the Commonwealth Games, more than £750m has been invested in the city with developments such as the upgrade of Coventry railway station, an indoor waterpark and the first phases of the Friargate district.

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