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4m square plans for city centre

Ironmonger Square at night
A vision of how Ironmonger Square will look at night

A city centre is undergoing a further transformation with a 4m development to create a new square.

The square, to be known as Ironmonger Square, is part of a facelift for the Burges and Ironmonger Row areas in the heart of the city.

Residents are being asked whether they would like the Godiva Statue or Coventry Cross moved to the square, or if they would like a new work of art.

Coventry has undergone a lot of renovation in recent years.

Under the new plans Ironmonger Way will close to traffic and Cross Cheaping will be pedestrianised. Footpaths will be improved, new tress planted and street art introduced.

Cafes and restaurants will be encouraged to open and the back of the Primark building could be used as an outdoor cinema.

Work is scheduled to start in the late summer.

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