Demolition work to cause disruption in Coventry city centre this weekend

Some essential works are being carried out in the Barracks Way area of the city centre this weekend.

Essential works have been scheduled to be carried out in the Barracks Way area of the city centre this weekend.

The works are all happening at the same time to cause minimum disruption to visitors, workers and businesses in the area.

The works begin on Friday evening and are due to be completed by Monday, 12 August.

The works are part of the demolition of Coventry Point and construction the new Salt Lane car park, next to Coventry’s new waterpark, The Wave.

The work includes the closure of Greyfriars Lane to build an exit from the new Salt Lane car park.

Overnight from 7:00 pm on Friday till 7:00 am on Monday, 12 August will see the partial closure of Barracks Way car park for the demolition of the bridge connecting the car park to Coventry Point.

Marshalls will be on hand to guide people visiting the car park to available parking areas.

Councillor Jim O’Boyle, Cabinet Member for Jobs and Regeneration, said: “It’s great that we’re able to see works happening around the city centre. In the past few months, we’ve seen the former Nationwide bank demolition, which has opened up the view between Hertford Street and Broadgate, as well as the opening of The Wave.

“The demolition of the bridge between the car park and Coventry Point is just the start of the work to redevelop and improve the area and to open up Market Way.”

Councillor Patricia Hetherton, Cabinet Member for City Services, said: “There will be some disruption around Barracks Way and Greyfriars Lane this week, but we’ll do our best to keep this to a minimum.

“We’re working with businesses in the city centre to make sure people can still do their shopping, and there will be diversions and marshals over the weekend to help guide people.”