A NEW visitor information centre has been officially opened outside Coventry Railway Station to help visitors arriving for the UK City of Culture and the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.
The project has been funded through the Cultural Capital Investment Fund, which includes an allocation of £250,000 from the Government’s Getting Building Fund through the Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership (CWLEP).
Zamurad Hussain, CWLEP board director, said the highly visible pods would be extremely helpful to visitors.
“The services which will be provided will boost the tourism, leisure and retail sectors to drive the economy forward which is the key driver of the CWLEP’s Strategic Reset Framework.”
The pods’ designs pay homage to Coventry’s post-war use of coloured glass and are made of reflective materials that are covered in a dichroic coating.
Coun Jim O’Boyle, Coventry City Council’s cabinet member for jobs, regeneration and climate change and CWLEP board director, said: “This pod is fantastic and, along with the major works carried out at the station and Pool Meadow, will give visitors a fantastic first impression of our city.”