New Visitor Information Centre Opens

Further to our report in February the new visitor information centre at Coventry Railway station is now open and ready to welcome visitors to the City of Culture.

A striking new visitor information centre has been opened outside Coventry Railway Station to help

The futuristic pod on Station Square will provide help with information about events and places to visit, stay, eat and drink, and has created four jobs.

A second visitor information pod is due to open at Pool Meadow Bus Station later this summer and both will be open seven days a week.

The pods’ designs pay homage to Coventry’s post-war use of coloured glass and are made of reflective materials that are covered in a dichroic coating, which shines in different colours as light passes over and through the panels.

The pod at Coventry Railway Station will also be illuminated at night and will lead into Greyfriars Green, where rainbow lighting has been installed.

The project has been funded through the Cultural Capital Investment Fund, which includes an allocation of £250,000 from the Government’s Getting Building Fund through the Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership (CWLEP). There have also been contributions from Avanti West Coast and the Coventry City of Culture Trust.

Creative Giants, a specialist art-led project management team and studio, which has joined forces with artists to create installations for the Glastonbury Festival and Coventry City of Culture, has worked with Coventry City Council to design the two visitor information pods.

Over the next few weeks, interactive touch screens will also be added so people can view events and book tickets even when the pods are closed.

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