Mason Moore & Vaughan Moore | 10 February 2022
PART OF an Abbey Street-based shopping complex in Nuneaton has been fenced off by contractors, in preparation for building works to commence on a new hotel.
This is so that the construction works for the new ‘Hampton’ by Hilton Hotel can safely take place on the land, as a part of the Transforming Nuneaton regeneration scheme.
Today (10 February), new large green fences were spotted in the New Century Way shopping complex and part of the Borough Council-owned Co-operative car park.
The new hotel development works are being carried out by a construction and property firm named Bam, according to signs posted on the surrounding fences.
Bam are using the former Kumon maths and English tutoring space as an assembly point and first aid point – and they have installed temporary signage atop the unit.
At this moment in time, the row of once ever-busy shops remains untouched by the contractors – but, they will be demolished in the future, which is why tenants were made to re-locate with the Council’s help, or put their shutters down for good.
The former India Red restaurant near the entrance to New Century Way, will not be demolished, the Council’s Head of Estates and Town Centres, Lee Snowden confirmed.
As a result of on-site works, vehicles are unable to access the entrance to the Co-op from the side nearest to the former Ritz Cinema, as it has been fenced off.
It has been out of bounds since Wednesday, 2 February, and signs have been put up telling drivers it is out of bounds, simply reading: “Road closed”.
The new entrance for all traffic is now off Roanne Ringway, with the Abbey Street exit on out remaining unaffected, meaning that drivers are okay to leave that way.
Eventually, New Century Way will be occupied by a hotel, leisure buildings, food hall, college facility and a multi-storey car park, as a part of the Borough Council’s aims for Abbey Street in the aforementioned ‘Transforming Nuneaton’ programme.