Consultation opens into plans to transform Coventry's former famous Daimler works - The Coventry Observer

19th Aug, 2022

Consultation opens into plans to transform Coventry's former famous Daimler works

A PUBLIC consultation is now under way asking residents about the major regeneration of the former home of Coventry’s world-famous Daimler works.

There are plans to transform the Sandy Lane Industrial Estate in Radford into a vibrant new neighbourhood for living and work, culture and leisure.

It would provide up to 500 homes, employment and commercial spaces, along with cultural and leisure amenities.

The canalside development — named Daimler Wharf — will build on the site’s great heritage, regenerate the area, and act as a catalyst for the creation of a Northern Quarter for the city.

Warwickshire-based property, development and construction company The Wigley Group owns the seven-acre site next to the Coventry Canal.

The public consultation – online because of the pandemic – will run from now until February 28.

People can view the proposals at www.daimlerwharf.co.uk and comment in a number of ways.

People can email their views to info@daimlerwharf.co.uk and feedback forms are available on the website.

Live online chats will be held on the website between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday, people can write to FREEPOST, MPC Consultation and views can be given over the phone by calling 0800 148 8911.

Visit www.facebook.com/DaimlerWharfCoventry to follow the scheme which is the second phase of a major regeneration of the site.

Work is already under way on Daimler Powerhouse.

The former centre of engineering will become a centre of creative excellence, providing dedicated spaces for artists and resident creative companies led by Imagineer Productions which has been based on site for over a decade.

It will focus on outdoor arts, theatre and working with young and emerging artists and will play an integral part in supporting UK City of Culture 2021 as a production centre for major performance works.

James Davies, The Wigley Group’s managing director, said they wanted feedback from the local community and people across the whole city of Coventry.

“I encourage them to take this opportunity to help shape the exciting scheme as we prepare to bring forward a planning application in the spring.”

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