Council moves into city’s newest skyscraper
THE lights are on but is anyone home in Coventry’s newest skyscraper?
One Friargate, the first of 14 buildings to be built as part of the city’s business district project, is the new home of Coventry City Council.
Officially completed, the lights are switched on inside the 12-storey structure but, from the outside, it appears empty.
But the council, who occupy floors 4-12, insist that all parts of the building are occupied.
A council spokesperson said: “We have staff working on every floor.”
The building was completed in September, and bit by bit, the council are making their way into their new home, one department at a time, from their existing base in Earl Street and the neighbouring civic centres.
In total, 1,350 council workers are set to make the building their home.
Heavily illuminated at night, One Friargate is a low energy building with an open plan layout enjoying city views and overlooking Station Square, a treelined boulevard at the heart of the development.
The remaining two floors are to be occupied by 300 staff from the Financial Ombudsman Service. We are on the same side as the Nature Reserve, just past the Swan Inn