Unanimous planning permission granted for Hotel Indigo in Coventry

Newly released artist’s impressions give us the best look so far at the hotel’s striking ‘barcode’ appearance.


Unanimous planning permission was granted last month by Coventry City Council for an upscale boutique hotel near Coventry city centre.

The 100-key, four-star Hotel Indigo will host a 100-cover fine dining restaurant, with private dining room, a 40-cover bar and a guest lounge at ground floor level.

The public functions are arranged adjacent to the main pedestrian street to provide an active frontage and a sense of vibrancy, with extensive glazing providing transparency and encouraging passers-by to use the bar and restaurant.

The spacious and high-ceilinged ground floor will be extensively glazed, with the levels above expressed in a silver-blue metallic cladding to create the visual illusion of the upper floors ‘floating’.

‘Darker’ columns of recessed glazing will contrast with the cladding to give the building a striking ‘barcode’ appearance.

Architects Chapman Taylor are designing the new Hotel Indigo for developer and operator Castlebridge Group.

The hotel sits opposite Coventry City Council’s headquarters at One Friargate, which together form part of the wider Friargate business district masterplan, funded by a joint venture between Coventry City Council and Friargate LLP.

The masterplan is a new entry point to the city from Coventry train station including the extended Greyfriars Green park.

The hotel aims to welcome its first guests by Spring 2021.