3rd Jul, 2022

Days of disruption in Coventry city centre - with work on tower block demolition and new car park

DAYS of disruption is expected in the city centre due to the demolition works at Coventry Point and building the new Salt Lane car park.

The works are all happening at the same time to cause minimum disruption to visitors, workers and shops in the area, the Coventry council says.

The works begin tomorrow evening (August 9) and are due to be completed by Monday (August 12).

They will enable the beginning of demolition works on Coventry Point, as well works to progress the new Salt Lane car park, next to Coventry’s new waterpark, The Wave.

Council chiefs say a lane closure is currently in place on Greyfriars Lane to build an exit from Salt Lane car park.

From Wednesday, August 7 to Thursday, August 8 from 7pm to 7am only, Greyfriars Lane will be closed to allow for road resurfacing, they add.

The entrance and exit from Barracks Way will be closed during this time, meaning that Barracks Car Park will not be available for parking during these evening hours.

And then from 7pm on Friday, August 9 until 7am on Monday, August 12, Barracks Way will re-open partially to allow access to the car park and Shopmobility, chiefs say.

Marshalls will be on hand to guide people visiting the car park, they add.

These works are intended to allow the demolition of the bridge connecting the car park to Coventry Point.

Cabinet Member for Jobs and Regeneration Councillor Jim O’Boyle said: “It’s great that we’re able to see works happening around the city centre.

“In the past few months we’ve seen the former Nationwide bank demolition, which has opened up the view between Hertford Street and Broadgate, as well as the opening of The Wave.

“The demolition of the bridge between the car park and Coventry Point is just the start of the work to redevelop and improve the area and to open up Market Way.”

Cabinet Member for City Services Coun Patricia Hetherton said: “There will be some disruption around Barracks Way and Greyfriars Lane this week, but we’ll do our best to keep this to a minimum.

“We’re working with businesses in the city centre to make sure people can still do their shopping, and there will be diversions and marshals over the weekend to help guide people.”

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