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The capital redevelopment of The Daimler Powerhouse as a new Creation Centre for Coventry will begin in January 2010. the building 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 building will open for Coventry City of Culture 2021, playing a significant part in the creation of events for the 2021 programme, watch this space for details of the capital redevelopment as it progresses.

 

The DAIMLER POWERHOUSE proposed Redevelopment – Designs by Nicol Thomas

Contact: Jane Hytch CEO Imagineer jane@imagineerproductions.co.uk

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