New lighting switched on in Greyfriars Green

Colourful new rainbow lighting has been installed along the path in Greyfriars Green, lighting up the walk between Coventry railway station and Bull Yard.

Coventry City Council – City Centre

The light columns use red, green, blue and white LEDs, which offers approximately 52 million lighting combinations to choose from, and there are already plans in place to use the lighting to mark special occasions, such as Remembrance Sunday and St George’s Day.

Other lighting work in the city centre has included the new illuminated water feature in Bull Yard, as well as some new lighting columns. Lights on trees have also been installed in Hertford Street and the Whittle Arch in Millennium Place is now also lit at night.

Councillor Jim O’Boyle, Cabinet Member for Jobs and Regeneration, said: “It’s fantastic to be able to see the lights switched on. It makes such a difference and the pathway between the city centre and the railway station looks much more impressive and inviting – a true warm welcome into the city!”

“We’ve also just finished work in Bull Yard, with new lighting, seating, a new water feature and the play area, which opened this week. It’s great to be able to see that all our hard work is starting to really make a difference in creating spaces that work for local people, businesses and visitors alike.”

Councillor Patricia Hetherton, Cabinet Member for City Services, said: “The lighting just looks lovely. Greyfriars Green is such a beautiful spot in the day, and the lighting really showcases how beautiful it can be at night too. The path is the main connection from the station to the city centre and the lighting makes it even more impressive!”

For more information on all the ongoing improvement works in the city centre, please go to

This article was taken from a Coventry City Council press release dated 24/12/3030

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