The proposals for Phase 1 of CCS will transform this quarter of the city centre. A summary of the scheme is set out below with further details available on the Coventry City Council website.

Bringing living back to the City Centre

Block B Pedestrian Walkway
991 Homes comprising:
  • 168 social rented
  • 32 shared ownership
  • 454 private tenure
  • 337 build to rent

A range of home sizes:
  • Studio – 85 homes (9%)
  • 1 bed – 357 homes (36%)
  • 2 bed – 479 homes (48%)
  • 3 bed – 70 homes (7%)
  • First homes to be delivered are affordable homes
  • All homes have private amenity space and access to a communal garden or roof terrace
  • All building designed with two stair cores (inc. 2 firefighting lifts and 2 evacuation lifts)

An active City Centre

View of Pavilion Building from Bull Yard
  • A diverse range of new commercial space for shops and leisure activities
  • Bringing new brands to the city centre with spaces for:
    • Restaurants / Grab & Go
    • Fashion / Accessories
    • Health and Beauty
    • Food shopping
    • Independent businesses

Coventry Retail Market

View of Market Square
  • At the heart of the scheme
  • Key view from Market Square
  • New pedestrian friendly public realm on Rover Road
  • Dedicated new undercover servicing and deliveries area for Coventry Market traders
  • Uncovering the entrances to the Market from the new Market Square so it is front and centre of the space

A green oasis

Landscape Masterplan
  • 17,000sqm of public open space
  • 6,600sqm of biodiverse roof space
  • 204 new trees of a variety of species
  • 622 linear metres of hedges
  • 6,000sqm of resident’s amenity space
  • C.3,500sqm of children’s playspace
  • Net Biodiversity Gain: 285%
  • Material palette consistent with the Lower Precinct

Reconnecting with the city centre

Hertford Street (north)
  • Improved pedestrian access across the site
  • New landscaping and level access on Hertford Street
  • New route connecting Market Way and Hertford Street
  • Pedestrianisation of Rover Road
  • Working closely with the VLR Team
  • Two cycle docking hire stations
  • Over 1,000 residents, visitor and commercial cycle parking spaces
  • All servicing and deliveries for residents, commercial and refuse collection away from the public realm

Integrating the old with the new

View of Market Way (south)
  • Materials and design informed by buildings within the City Centre
  • New Three Tun Pavilion building on Rover Road
  • To scale replica of a History of Coventry mural and William Mitchell Panels
  • Inclusion of other public art, plaques and signs
  • Re-interpreting the line of the City Wall
  • Opportunities for new public art through commissions with the City Council

A sustainable future

View of Rover Road from Queen Victoria Road
  • Reuse of demolition materials
  • Designing buildings for longevity through:
    • Fabric First Approach
    • High efficiency windows
    • Water saving and re-use measures
    • Low energy lighting
  • Connecting to the EQUANS District Heat Network
  • PV panels at roof level
  • Over 75% CO2 emission reduction
  • Landscaping to promote health and wellbeing
  • Sustainable drainage measures
  • Promoting cycling and walking with limited car parking spaces
  • Four car club spaces
  • EV Charging to car parking spaces