on 07-12-2017 21:09
@viridis. You better start taking some before and after photos.
@MI5Yes I have seen the student accommodation .....a sign of a flourishing, popular, highly rated University...
As I say , the judges chose it. I am very proud of that...Lets hope it lives up to expectations and makes it better for the residents of the City...
on 07-12-2017 21:12
Although not a city (they were on the Queen's list for a few years) Bolton has suffered in exactly the same way as Coventry. It wasn't bombed much but the town centre now looks like it has.
Since the University and Campus were built, student accommodation is the priority. This was once a brilliant thriving place to shop but the Labour councillors have ruined it over the years. It truly is now a ghost town.
on 07-12-2017 21:13
Coventry city university however..
Nearly every tall building is now got awful paint jobs, and converted to student digs, and more and more high rises get put up constantly, for more accomodation.
Whilst the retail and "town" feeling rots away, the ever growing student union buildings dwarf our spires.
on 07-12-2017 21:21
Very little to be proud of currently.....
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on 07-12-2017 21:33
Strange how the football ⚽ team has declined at the pro-rata ratio as the city.
And the team we play in the next round of the FA cup is Stoke...who were also up for the City of Culture award...and lost to us...
on 07-12-2017 21:41
Twitter feed....( a lot from the Coventry campus)
Not unexpected I would have thought...
on 07-12-2017 22:18
Well as a proud 'Cov Kid' who grew up in a once flourishing city, the centre of the car industry, first motorbikes made in Coventry and home of Frank Whittle (jet engines) also the key centre of other manufacturing companies.... I hope the 4 years will mark a profound change for it's residents. If folk get bored they can always go and look at the Coventry Cathedral.....or clear off to Stratford....