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Coventry’s makeover continues as building achieves peak status


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Two Friargate, Coventry’s premier new office building, has marked the major milestone of reaching its highest point during construction – known as ‘topping out’. 


Set to be the city’s most iconic office building, as well as its most sustainable, Two Friargate is the second building to be delivered as part of the wider Friargate Business District. Adjacent to Coventry Train Station, the Business District will also include bars, restaurants, and other uses.


Cllr Jim O’Boyle, Cabinet Member for Jobs, Regeneration, and Climate Change at Coventry City Council said: “This moment is a clear signal to businesses, investors, occupiers, and others that Coventry is the place to be, and we are delivering for the future of our city. Of course, it’s great for the economy of the city too and once it’s occupied it will provide local jobs for local people. 


“Our city centre has been transformed over the last couple of years and now with the extension to the railway station open, this building underway and work on a new hotel set to start soon there is certainly lots to feel excited and proud about.”


The internal fit out of the building is also being completed at pace, with the building set to open in early 2023.


Paul Kelly, Bowmer + Kirkland Project Manager,added: “We are delighted to have reached this milestone after such a tremendous team effort from everyone on site. This is our second project in the Friargate Business District and are pleased to be an integral part of the regeneration of this area.”

Written by: David Watkins

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