Unanimous Planning Permission granted for Chapman Taylor-designed Hotel Indigo at Coventry Friargate

Unanimous Planning Permission has been granted by Coventry City Council for an upscale boutique hotel for IHG near Coventry city centre, designed by Chapman Taylor.

The 100-key, 4-Star Hotel Indigo will host a 100-cover fine dining restaurant (with a flexible private dining/meeting room and mini-gym) and a 40-cover bar and a guest lounge at ground floor level. The public functions are arranged adjacent to the main pedestrian street to provide an active frontage and a sense of vibrancy, with extensive glazing providing transparency and encouraging restaurant/bar trade from passers-by.

The spacious and high-ceilinged ground floor will be extensively glazed, with the levels above expressed in a silver-blue metallic cladding to create the visual illusion of the upper floors ‘floating’. ‘Darker’ columns of recessed glazing will contrast with the cladding to give the building a striking ‘barcode’ appearance.

Chapman Taylor is designing the new Hotel Indigo for developer and operator Castlebridge Group. The hotel sits opposite the Council’s new headquarters, which together form part of the wider Friargate business district masterplan, funded by a joint venture between Coventry City Council and Friargate LLP. The masterplan is a new entry point to the city from Coventry train station including the extended Greyfriars Green park.

Michael Swiszczowski (BA(Hons), MArch, ADPPA, ARB, RIBA)

Director, Manchester

Michael joined Chapman Taylor in 2016 to strengthen the practice’s residential expertise. A key member of the Manchester studio’s management team, Michael has a remit to develop and grow the practice’s residential sector across the UK business.

He has experience working on award-winning residential projects, with a particular focus on Build-to-Rent, student accommodation, hotels, serviced apartments and modular construction.

He is an RIBA-elected member of the Regional Council for RIBA North West.

Areas of expertise:

Residential / Build-to-Rent / Student Accommodation / Hotels

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