3rd Mar, 2021

Rainbow lighting brightens up Coventry City Centre

Tristan Harris 5th Jan, 2021 Updated: 5th Jan, 2021

COLOURFUL new rainbow lighting on Greyfriars Green is brightening up the walkway between Coventry Railway Station and Bull Yard.

The lighting columns use red, green, blue and white LEDs which offer around 52million lighting combinations to choose from.

Plans are already afoot to use the lights to mark special occasions, such as Remembrance Sunday and St George’s Day.

Other lighting work in the city centre has included a new illuminated water feature in Bull Yard and some new lighting columns.

Lights on trees have also been installed in Hertford Street and the Whittle Arch in Millennium Place which are also lit at night.

Coun Jim O’Boyle, Cabinet Member for Jobs and Regeneration, said: “It’s fantastic to be able to see the lights switched on.

“It makes such a difference and the pathway between the city centre and the railway station looks much more impressive and inviting – a true warm welcome into the city.

“We’ve also just finished work in Bull Yard, with new lighting, seating, a new water feature and the play area, which opened this week.

“It’s great to be able to see that all our hard work is starting to really make a difference in creating spaces that work for local people, businesses and visitors alike.”

Coun Patricia Hetherton, Cabinet Member for City Services, said: “The lighting just looks lovely.

“Greyfriars Green is such a beautiful spot in the day, and the lighting really showcases how beautiful it can be at night too.

“The path is the main connection from the station to the city centre and the lighting makes it even more impressive!”

Click here for the latest on the ongoing improvement works in the city centre.

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