Coleman & Company get ugly…

Company bags contract to demolish “Coventry’s ugliest building”.

Industry news portal The Construction Enquirer is reporting that Birmingham-based Coleman & Company has won the contract to demolish the 14-storey Coventry Point office block to prepare the way for the ambitious £300m City Centre South scheme.

The firm will demolish the brutalist building – dubbed the city’s ugliest – under a contract worth £2.76 million.

The works will include the decommissioning, soft strip and demolition of the tower blocks connected by a glass walkway, as well as a three-storey red brick plinth building to the east of the site.

Following the completion of the demolition works a simple landscaping scheme is to be implemented to allow pedestrian access.

The long-awaited City Centre South scheme is central to the city council’s ambitions to create the second biggest-shopping destination in the West Midlands.

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