13
Jun 2017

EDG Property’s The Co-operative gets the go ahead

Plans have been approved for a new £15 million scheme that will create the highest-spec apartments Coventry city centre has ever seen. Award winning developer, EDG Property, will now start work on site this summer, to transform the iconic 1950s Co-Op building in Corporation Street into retail, residential and offices after planning permission was granted. The company revealed plans for the scheme earlier this year which showed it would retain and be true to the mid-century architecture – right down to calling the scheme The Co-Operative and using the existing 1950s lettering on the building frontage. The firm is investing …read more


13
Mar 2017

Plans submitted for landmark Coventry apartment scheme

The first images have been released of EDG Property’s proposals to transform a former Coventry department store into the city’s premier apartment scheme. Plans have now been submitted to Coventry City Council for the ambitious £15m project that will see the creation of the city’s highest specification apartments developed around an indoor park at the former Co-op store in Corporation Street. The plans deigned by architects Corstorphine + Wright will retain much of the existing listed mid-20th Century architecture right down to calling the scheme The Co-operative and using the existing 1950s lettering on the building frontage. A key element …read more


17
Feb 2017

New architect signed up for landmark Coventry scheme

A new architect has been commissioned to take forward a landmark Coventry scheme following a successful design competition. Warwick-based Corstorphine+Wright – the architects behind EDG Property’s successful New Street Chambers residential scheme in the heart of Birmingham – have now been commissioned to transform Coventry’s famous old Co-op building in the heart of the city. EDG Property acquired the vacant building – which was a much loved department store for more than half a century before it was closed by the Co-op – along with the neighbouring Hawkins Building. Prior to the building being locally listed, an initial feasibility study …read more


18
Jan 2016

Neil Edginton likes building things – and a challenge – and his latest projects are certainly fulfilling both criteria

Coventry is nothing if not resilient. Time and again it has ridden the ebbs and flow of the economic cycle and come out fighting the other side. Even when the impediment was two nights of bombing by the Luftwaffe, it dusted itself down and reinvented itself as a new kind of city with innovations such as the world’s first ringroad and multi-storey car park. Where once it had been ribbon, then watches and then the bicycle, for more than two generations it was the motor car when the city was home to such celebrated marques as Daimler and Triumph, Hillman …read more


19
Oct 2015

Architects behind The Cube appointed on EDG Property’s Coventry development

The architect practice that designed and delivered The Cube in Birmingham has been appointed by EDG Property to help transform one of Coventry’s best known buildings. Make Architects has carried out a feasibility study on a range of options for the 140,000 sq ft building which was previously the home of the Co-op before it was  acquired by EDG Property. The practice was founded by celebrated architect Ken Shuttleworth – who came up with the original concept for The Cube – and EDG Property director Neil Edginton said he was excited to be working again with Make on such an …read more