A landmark city-centre building which has stood in Coventry since the seventies has finally been pulled down.
Work to demolish the 14-storey Coventry Point began last year with the divisive office block finally down in mid-September, the city council said.
It is seen as a crucial stage of the city centre’s redevelopment and the first part of the £300 million City Centre South regeneration, which is expected to progress in the coming months after a public consultation in June.
He said: “I’m really pleased to say that Coventry Point is now down and the team are working at closing down the site ready to handover.
“It’s already made a massive difference to the area, opening it up and giving us a taste of how open it will feel.
“Just like when we opened up the link between Hertford Street and Broadgate – this this is about removing buildings that shouldn’t have been there in the first place.
“For a short time Eurovia will move a compound on to the site – but this will mean fewer vehicle movements through pedestrianised areas so that’s very good news.
“We have also widened the walkway on the old Woolworths side and created a pedestrian link on the BHS side.”
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