In September 2020 we reported on the council’s high-risk plan for a new office building in Friargate. Since then, construction has been going ahead and marketing to prospective tenants has begun.
Interested tenants and Coventry residents can now take a peek inside the new office building before it opens its doors.
The scheme’s promoters have launched a virtual tour of the building so prospective tenants can take a look at the new luxury facilities, including offices, the reception, and a rooftop terrace.
It is claimed that it will be Coventry’s highest quality and most sustainable office building once construction is completed, featuring cutting-edge green technology and heating systems.
It is part of the wider Friargate regeneration that will create a new 37-acre business district in the city complete with hospitality services such as bars and restaurants.
Two Friargate is adjacent to Coventry Railway Station, which has just opened a new £82million extension, giving the office building excellent connectivity to other areas.
The Friargate business quarter was foreseen as the creation of a major city-centre employment site with superb local and national access. Developers foresaw the building of 14 Grade A office blocks, 2 hotels, 2 car parks and at least 10 residential blocks. However, the global economic crisis of 2008 and economic conditions since then have conspired against a rapid build-out and the developments approved to date (including one and two Friargate and a hotel) have all required public subsidy.
Visit www.twofriargate.com/virtual-tour/ to access the virtual tour.