October 1st, 2016

Skydome in £2million facelift if owners gets green light

Updated: 4:31 pm, May 07, 2015

THE SKYDOME is set for a £2million facelift.

Owners Mansford have submitted planning bids to the city council for a number of changes both inside and out including new canopies, walkways and an improved atrium.

The work will need clearance from councillors before it can go ahead but the project could start as early as August if it gets the green light.

Almost half of the site had sat empty when Mansford took the reigns in 2011 although new venues Harvester, Genting Casino, Pure Gym and Carter’s Bar and Grill have since opened.

Phil Morris of E J Hales, which advised on the original deal, said the Skydome had come a very long way in less than three years.

“When Mansford acquired the complex in 2011, they needed to attract new occupiers and they have brought several new brands and outlets into Coventry city centre that hadn’t been here before.

“That has really helped to give the Skydome a new lease of life which is exactly what it needed.

“But it’s vitally important that we continue to invest in and improve the Skydome to make sure it remains a leisure destination that attracts visitors from across the city and beyond.”