Coventry council appoints Shearer

Coventry City Council has appointed Shearer Property Group to create the City Centre South development that will transform the heart of Coventry.

City Centre South will transform some of the most out-dated areas of the city centre, including Bull Yard, Shelton Square, City Arcade and Hertford Street. And it will make the city the second biggest shopping destination in the West Midlands.

The development proposal includes a major department store, three major flagship stores, up to 50 new retail units, a multi-storey car park, a cinema and other leisure uses, restaurants, private and rented residential and student accommodation and an hotel. The whole scheme will connect the city’s much loved, circular market with the rest of the centre and the developer is aiming to have the development open for business by 2022.

Guy Shearer from Shearer Property Group said: “This site provides the opportunity to deliver a transformational scheme that will put Coventry back on the map as a retail and leisure destination. Our scheme embraces the concept of creating not just a major step change for Coventry but repositioning the city as a true metropolitan destination within the Midlands conurbation that will bring new retailers to the city and attract shoppers from a much wider catchment.”

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