Nuneaton is a traditional market town in the heart of the Midlands. With leading names including Next, Schuh and TK Maxx the town has an excellent retail offer well complemented by a twice weekly market and a growing food and beverage offer including Piero Lounge, Sovrano Caffe and the renowned Crossed Khukris Gurkha Restaurant.
The River Anker runs through the town centre, with extensive parklands to the south, and the planned New Station Gateway to the north.
Riversley Park extends from the town centre to the outskirts of town, creating a beautiful walk through to the Pingles Leisure Centre and the Nuneaton Heritage Centre. The park also hosts Nuneaton’s Museum and Art Gallery, Cafe and an innovative and exciting play area.
The town is famous as the birthplace of the Victorian novelist George Eliot, who lived there from 1819 to 1841. Visitors can learn more about her works at the George Eliot collection hosted by Nuneaton Library and view exhibits at the Museum and Art Gallery. You can now fully immerse yourself in the history of this famous author through a new trail around the town – Exploring George Eliot.
Nuneaton is growing with housing allocations planned for up to 15,000 homes over the next 10 years. The town has an immediate catchment area of 125,000 residents and has the potential market of over three million people living within 20 miles of the town.
Nuneaton benefits from an enviable strategic location at the heart of the major road network, enjoying excellent connectivity to major towns and cities via road and rail, its geographical location presents significant opportunities for businesses.
Nuneaton is located within the golden triangle of the M1, M6 and M42 and is situated between major urban centres such as Birmingham, Coventry and Leicester.
It sits on the west coast mainline which links it to both London within 1 hour and Birmingham within 40 minutes, including the newly created Grand Central Station areas, as well as immediate access to the new Friargate Business District in Coventry, making Nuneaton an attractive proposition.
It is located within an hour’s journey of three major airports – Birmingham International is within 25 minutes.
Key initiatives taking place in Nuneaton town centre include:
- free town centre wifi for everyone to enjoy
- development of a business improvement district for the town centre
- creating a programme of events throughout the year for everyone to enjoy