Coventry, England

The site is sandwiched between junction six of the Coventry ring road and the “Central Six” retail park. It is a short walk from the city centre and an even shorter walk from the railway station. The site has had a variety of occupants over it's history as part of Coventry's urban area; including (in chronological order) Victorian terraces, a club house (of what kind is currently being researched), the tax office, and a large industrial garage (again, this history is currently being researched). The office block and the garage were the most recent buildings to occupy the site, as they did simultaneaously, and now almost the entirety of the site's ground surface is covered in their rubble. Since these most recent buildings were demolished, the site has had no official or unofficial occupants. There have been different development proposals put forward (see the Park Court Development) but none have occurred as of yet. Although, the Friargate project is scheduled to begin in early 2014. The site is completely bounded by a temporary metal fence, typical of this type of site. The fence is damaged in parts, providing eveidence that it has previously been transgressed. Within the site, there are a significant number of young birch trees which have seeded in the rubble. It is only in the south of the site that there is a significant clearing. There are some other objects present inside the boundary, mainly detritus such as empty bottles, stray shoes, traffic cones, and a broken pallet.

Land nick names, Neologisms and slang terms

Location


Address

Grosvenor Road/Westminster Road/J6 A4053, Coventry, England

Land Topography

Size of the Land in sqm (approx.)

6800

Surfaces

  • Rubble
  • Vegitation
  • Dust

Features

Land status and definition

Basic

  • Brownfield

Legal Status

  • In Private Ownership

Current Land Owner


Known intended future use by the land owner(s)

The site is scheduled to be developed as part of the Friargate project

Historical (basic)

Weblinks

http://www.friargatecoventry.co.uk/
http://www.skyscrapernews.com/buildings.php?id=4468

Land Access

Accessibility

  • Accessible with effort

The land is fenced but is accesable through a gap in the fencing. Access is slightly awkward due to a tree growing just beyond the gap.

Borders

Temporary metal fences as often seen around constructions sites.

Land Users

Land is occupied by

  • Not generally occupied other than by wildlife and the occasional explorer

Activities

Compare to Wasteland


Explorers