Fargo Village Coventry
Located on Far Gosford Street the former industrial estate is being converted into a creative hub for an eclectic mix of artistic, independent, creative maker spaces, food and beverage outlets and an indoor street food venue.
Recognised as the City’s oldest and most historic street, it has currently undergone a vast programme of regeneration, through a multi-million pound private and public sector partnership.
Work on the 2 million pound development started in October 2013 and both phases were completed in September 2015.
The largest industrial warehouse has been converted into an indoor market area housing individual stalls, and the north light roof lights were all replaced with opening, double glazed, rain sensored, aluminium roof lights, and the surrounding exterior will benefit from brightly coloured stacked shipping containers housing cafes, bars, offices.
The new build area on the outskirts of the site with some frontage onto Far Gosford Street will have new retail and commercial buildings constructed with first-floor balcony access.
The new free-standing canopy, 20m x 6m, the supports of which have been designed to emulate the spokes of bicycle, due to the heritage of the area, not only provides external cover for the bars and cafes but enables street theatre, and music events to take place.
Far Gosford Street is designated as the centre for creative arts and cultural diversity in Coventry, please visit the website, www.fargovillage.co.uk
Architect:Bryant Priest Newman