The Daimler Powerhouse

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Imagineer has a vision to re-develop the Daimler Building as a new Creation Centre for Coventry. We are currently fundraising for this £2,000,000 project, which will provide much-needed dedicated space for artists to create mainly outdoor and site-specific work, and for resident creative companies to deliver innovative programmes of education and training for children and young people.

The re-developed Daimler Powerhouse will be a place where artists, engineers, architects and other creative industries can collaborate to make new work and where new and emerging practitioners can find professional support.

The Daimler Building was originally one of the first car factory in Britain and whilst not listed, is an important part of the history and heritage of Coventry. The Daimler site was destroyed during the Blitz and the building that is designated for re-development, known as the ‘Powerhouse’, is all that remains. Local historian David Fry says: ‘To industrialists, The Daimler Building is as important as Coventry Cathedral’. It is a stopping point for a proposed Canal Corridor that will link the building to the City Centre.

The DAIMLER POWERHOUSE proposed Redevelopment – Designs by Nicol Thomas

Contact: Jane Hytch CEO Imagineer

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