ULI UK: Midlands YLs - Discover Coventry


Thursday 7 September 2017
4:00pm - 7:00pm BST


Meeting Point - Discover Coventry Birmingham New Street Station Birmingham B2 4QA UNITED KINGDOM
The ULI Midlands Young Leaders are delighted to invite you to attend their next event: Discover Coventry.

Coventry City Centre is currently going though a period of regeneration that hasn’t occurred for a generation with over £500m of development going on in the City Centre with £1bn of activity in the pipeline and is shortlisted for City of Culture in 2022. These scheme range from £100m first phase of Friarsgate around the Railway Station to a number of mixed use schemes throughout the City Centre with the University being the catalyst to many of these schemes given the influx of students to the City.

Complex Development Projects (CDP) have been instrumental in the renaissance of the City through innovative public/private partnerships with schemes such as Electric Wharf which regenerated a former power station for Eco Homes and Creative Space to the mixed use Phoenix Initiative which was nominated for the Stirling Prize. The latest schemes by CDP have centred on the public/private approach and have seen the development of Coventry Creative Quarter with a ‘camden lock’ style development in was of the last remaining heritage lined routes into the City Centre at Far Gosford Street which has seen buildings from the 15th Century to the 21st century restored-reused and new build developments in a £60m programme which has recently completed anchored by FarGo Village. CDP are now progressing further schemes that at the Burges and the former Coventry Telegraph site with Coventry first boutique hotel.

Please join CEO of CDP Ian Harrabin for a tour of the City from the station through the city picking up the schemes that are changing the face of the city culminating in a tour of FarGo Creative Quarter and Twisted Ale one of the City’s micro-breweries.

Please meet us at New Street Station at 4pm where we will get the train together. If you would like to meet us at Coventry Station, please arrive for 4.45pm. Train tickets will be provided free of charge.

Attendance is free but registration required. Open to ULI Young Leaders only.

Please register your interest for this event with ULI Midlands Co-Chair Siobhan Mill, Siobhan.Mills@gowlingwlg.com