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Ten-year project FarGo Village to 'launch in September'

Coventry Editorial 6th Jun, 2014 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

A CREATIVE quarter aimed at bringing Camden Lock to Coventry will open in September, it has been revealed.

FarGo Village aims to be the anchor for a regeneration project around Far Gosford Street.

Details of the site are being kept under wraps by bosses who said a growing team of artists, cafe owners and retailers were being put together.

The £30m project – ten years in the making – is managed by firm CDP/Mazing along with the city council.

Coun Kevin Maton, cabinet member for business, said: “When work started to transform Far Gosford street a decade ago it seemed hugely ambitious.

“Now it’s hard to remember how run down it was and how much has changed. Regeneration like this is gradual, it’s organic and it has local people at the heart of it. It really is a success story.”

He added: “It’s going to be a place full of life and fun – with something for everyone to enjoy.

“It’s central to the regeneration of the Far Gosford Street area and builds on the work that has already taken place in this unique and historic street.”

Ian Harrabin, from developer CDP/Mazing, added: “Fargo Village is going to be something special for Coventry – there will be nothing like it in the Midlands. The team are working really hard to make the launch a very special weekend.”

FarGo Village will launch on Saturday, September 27.

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