Hotel planned as part of £360m Coventry development

Plans for a new hotel have been revealed as part of a new £360m City Centre South development in coventry.

Coventry City Council has approved the appointment of Shearer Property Group, which has previously worked on schemes such as Parkway in Newbury and the Grand Arcade in Cambridge, to lead the 818,000 sq ft mixed-use development.

City Centre South aims to transform some of the most out-dated areas of the city centre, including Bull Yard, Shelton Square, City Arcade and Hertford Street – a bid to make the city the second biggest shopping destination in the West Midlands.

As well the planned hotel, the development proposal includes; a major department store; three flagship stores; 50 new retail units; multi-storey car park; cinema and other leisure uses; restaurants; and private and rented residential and student accommodation.

The hotel and restaurants will be located in the leisure part of the development in Hertford Street, linking to Broadgate Square.

Jim O’Boyle, cabinet member for jobs and regeneration, said: “City Centre South is a key part of our plans to create a new, vibrant Coventry and we wanted to be absolutely sure we had the right scheme in place.

“We need to attract major names and bring people back into the city centre for shopping and leisure – in the daytime and at night – and this mixed development will transform what is now a tired and dated part of the centre.”

The development is expected create some 1,500 permanent jobs, generate an extra £20m of income each year for the city and open by 2022.

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