Friargate's Station Square has opened
10th March 2016
Station Square, the new public space that is set to be the bustling heart of Coventry’s Friargate district, opened to the public today.
Leader of Coventry City Council, Ann Lucas, and Owen Kirk of Friargate Coventry LLP, marked the major milestone by cutting the ribbon on the tree-lined boulevard using a giant pair of silver scissors. They also unveiled some striking new hoarding - which acts as a border between the construction site and the Square - featuring Coventry people describing why they love the city.
Covering 37 acres, Friargate is a new business district in the city that will create up to 15,000 jobs. Among the 25 new buildings to be delivered, will be 14 new office buildings, hotels, shops and restaurants in addition to new homes that will bring the community to life.
The scheme is making rapid progress since work began in 2014, with work on Coventry City Council’s new 13 storey office building well underway and on target to be completed in Summer 2017.
Live progress of the Friargate regeneration can be seen on a time-lapse camera on the Friargate website: www.friargatecoventry.co.uk
Watch a video of the opening ceremony here: https://vimeo.com/158521323