Coventry City Council House bridge removed - The Coventry Observer

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Coventry City Council House bridge removed

Correspondent 11th Apr, 2017

A BRIDGE linking Coventry Council House with its old office tower block now sold to Coventry University has been demolished.

The bridge link over Earl Street was removed last weekend.

The civic centre tower block, set back from Little Park Street, will become a new headquarters for the expanding university nearby, which bought civic centres 1 to 4 from the council last year.

Council office staff are due to move later this year to the new Friargate One office block next to Coventry station.

The tower block will also over time provide facilities for some postgraduate work, and as a place for the university to develop its international relations – with the number of international students expanding.

It means the Council House is restored to how it was before the 1970s when the bridge was built.

The space left by the bridge will become a window designed by a specialist contractor, in keeping with the building. Until then, it will have a temporary cover.

Martin Yardley, Coventry City Council’s deputy chief executive, said: “The Council House is, and will remain, the heart of our democratic decision making.

“It is an important piece of our heritage and it will be great for everyone to see it as it originally was.”

Earl Street was closed for traffic last Sunday while the work was carried out.

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