An ambitious plan to transform a historic industrial site on the outskirts of Coventry city centre into a bustling, vibrant neighbourhood to live and work, has been unveiled.
The revitalisation of the site which was once home to the classic British automotive firm Daimler Motor Company Limited will see Sandy Lane Industrial Estate be turned into a seven-acre site encompassing a plethora of new homes, cultural and leisure spaces, as well as a multitude of commercial spaces.
The proposed Daimler Wharf scheme is set to be showcased at the international property event MIPIM in Cannes next month.
Commenting on the development, James Davies Managing Director of the estate owner, The Wigley Group, said: “We are delighted to be showcasing Daimler Wharf at MIPIM, supported by Coventry City Council.
“We have had a series of very successful meetings with Coventry City Council and the initial response to our plans for this key strategic site has been extremely positive.”
Should the plans be approved, the site would provide between 500 and 600 homes, resulting in a mix of one to three-bed apartments, alongside a myriad of co-working opportunities and approximately 25,000 sq ft of street-level units for independent and artisan enterprises.
James summarises: “Daimler Wharf is an opportunity to reinvigorate a community by providing a new central hub with the right mix of uses that connects to the canal and the city centre, and celebrates Coventry’s industrial past and cultural future.”