City Centre South urban regeneration receives planning approval from Coventry City Council

We are delighted to report that planning permission has been granted by Coventry City Council for our transformative urban regeneration masterplan for Coventry City Centre South.

The much-anticipated renewal scheme, widely welcomed by the people of the city, was submitted for planning in early December 2020 by Shearer Property Regen Ltd. and Chapman Taylor, in conjunction with fellow consultants listed below*.

The City Centre South project will upgrade several areas of the historic heart of Coventry, including Bull Yard, Shelton Square, City Arcade and Hertford Street, and will make the city a significant residential, shopping and leisure destination in the West Midlands.

Among its provisions, the greatly improved urban environment will include new residential apartments at the upper levels, new public spaces, new retail units, F&B and leisure and community uses to activate the street level. A curated pavilion building will stand in the heart of a new plaza, which will be fronted by the city’s listed and much-loved indoor market. A new hotel, medical centre and cinema will complete the rounded offer.

The architecture takes proportional material reference from the city’s past, while the development’s scale will not overly dominate, thus ensuring that the environment is authentic to the city. Our design remedies the mistakes of the past while respecting the best elements of the area’s heritage and reinstating a permeable street pattern.

The plans are inspired by a wish to restore the authentic spirit of Coventry, including the best pre- and post-war architecture, without resorting to pastiche. The design is a great example of the much-needed change that can be achieved when developers, architects and stakeholders work collaboratively with the local council.

Chapman Taylor Group Board Director Adrian Griffiths says: “We welcome this decision by Coventry City Council, which is great news for the whole team and, more importantly, for the people of the city, who know how urgently needed this regeneration scheme is. We look forward to seeing the scheme realised over the next five years, and to the great boost it will give to the economy and social life of the city.”

The aim is to have the development open for business by 2026. Chapman Taylor designed the masterplan and is providing the architectural services for this urban regeneration project on behalf of Shearer Property Regen Ltd.

Coventry today

To learn more about our proposals for Coventry City Centre South, please click here for a profile of the project.

* Client - Shearer Property Regen Ltd. | Consultant Team: Architect/Masterplanner - Chapman Taylor | Project Management/Cost Control/Principal Designer - Gardiner and Theobald | Planning/Environmental Statement - CBRE | Landscape - Hyland Edgar Driver | Transport - Transport Planning Practice | MEP/Civil and Structural Engineering/Sustainability - Cundall | Fire - Jeremy Gardiner Associates, Acoustics - Cundall | Heritage - A C Archaeology | Townscape and Visual Impact - Landscape Visual | Rights of Light/Party Wall - Malcolm Hollis | Public Relations - Redwood Consulting | Wind - RWDI, Neighbourly Matters - Hollis Global.

Adrian Griffiths (BA (Hons) Dip Arch RIBA MA Urban Design FRSA)

Group Board Director, UK

Adrian joined Chapman Taylor in 1986 and was promoted to the Group Board in 1998. As an architect and urban design specialist, he is recognised internationally for his expertise in the masterplanning of major complex mixed-use developments which are key drivers in the regeneration of our town and city centres.

Adrian is conscious of the fact that the developments we build today create the societies of tomorrow, recognising the responsibility the profession has in influencing the quality of people’s lives. He regularly speaks at conferences and prepares papers which promote the benefits of mixed-use developments as a sustainable model for the long term. Adrian leads the Concept Design Team in the UK.

Areas of expertise:

Urban design / Masterplanning / Mixed use / Retail / Leisure

Adrian entra a far parte di Chapman Taylor nel 1986 e si unisce al Main Board nel 1998. Come architetto e specialista in progettazione urbanistica, è conosciuto a livello internazionale per la sua esperienza nei masterplan di grandi complessi multi-funzionali, che sono i principali autori nella rigenerazione dei nostri centri urbani.

Adrian è consapevole del fatto che le zone di sviluppo urbano che oggi costruiamo creano le società di domani, riconoscendo la responsabilità che la professione ha nell'influenzare la qualità della vita delle persone. Adrian partecipa abitualmente a conferenze e scrive articoli che promuovono i benefici degli spazi multifunzionali come modello sostenibile a lungo termine. Adrian guida il Concept Design Team nel Regno Unito.

Aree di competenza:

Urban design / Masterplanning / Mixed use / Retail / Leisure

Adrian kam 1986 zu Chapman Taylor und wurde 1998 ins Main Board befördert. Als Architekt und Urban Design-Spezialist ist er international anerkannt für seine Expertise in der Masterplanung von komplexen Mischbebauungsvorhaben, die Schlüsselfaktoren bei der Regeneration unserer Stadt- und Ortszentren sind.

Adrian ist sich der Tatsache bewusst, dass die Bauvorhaben, die wir heute umsetzen, die Gesellschaft von morgen bilden und ist sich der Verantwortung unseres Berufs als Einfluss auf die Lebensqualität der Menschen bewusst. Er spricht auf Konferenzen und schreibt Abhandlungen über die Vorteile von Mischbebauungsvorhaben als langfristig nachhaltiges Modell. Adrian leitet das Konzept-Design-Team in Großbritannien.


Städtebau / Masterplanung / Mixed-Use / Einzelhandel / Freizeitbauten

Daniel Morgans (BA (Hons) DipArch RIBA)

Associate Director, UK

Daniel joined Chapman Taylor in 2017 as an Associate Director and works as a key member of our UK concept design team. A creative and innovative designer, he specialises in turning a client’s vision into a successful project.

Daniel has over 15 years’ experience as an architect in the UK and overseas, eight of these spent working in the luxury residential and hospitality sectors and on a number of sensitive urban and historical sites.

He also has experience in coordinating teams for large-scale mixed-use projects in the Middle East, Europe and CIS.

Areas of Expertise:

Concept Design / Mixed-Use / Luxury Hotels / Hotel Resorts / Residential / Listed and sensitive sites

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