New homes plan proposes demolition of Coventry offices

An empty and vandalised office block could be demolished under a developer's plans to build hundreds of homes.

Barberry is aiming for 314 homes made up of studios and one-bed and two-bed apartments on Cook Street in Coventry, according to proposals.

It has lodged plans with the council to knock down the Dale Buildings.

The developer proposes a "build to rent" project designed specifically for that market.

The site currently comprises "three largely vacant and dilapidated buildings", including single-storey structures and the three-storey office block, according to the application.

The site had been vacant for some time and it was apparent it had "suffered from vandalism and trespass", a statement added.

This news was gathered by the Local Democracy Reporting Service which covers councils and other public service organisations.

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