Warwickshire County Council (WCC) and Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council (NBBC) are working together to deliver the transformation of Nuneaton town centre, by implementing mixed use regeneration for boosting economic growth.
To transform Nuneaton into a prosperous town centre. A town where people choose to:
- live – with high quality, easily accessible town centre housing and a strong and diverse leisure offer;
- do business – with excellent transport connections and high quality office space for all entrepreneurs;
- shop – with a mix of national, independent and specialist retailers; and
- visit – through the creation of high quality public realm and enhancing the heritage and cultural opportunities.
Culture and leisure
We will develop a thriving cultural and leisure offer. This will be anchored with a cinema and restaurants to enhance the current offer.
A new residential offer within the town centre will be created. There will be excellent connections to employment and leisure opportunities. This supports the new leisure and retail offer.
There will be a new economic base for business opportunities from the growth of Horiba-MIRA Technology Park and Bermuda Park employment site.
To create new and improved heavy rail links to enhance connectivity in the North/South corridor (NUCKLE). This includes direct links to Birmingham, London, Manchester and Leicester.
The programme is a strategic package of projects to deliver this vision over the next 10 – 15 years in partnership with:
Nuneaton is a traditional market town with an immediate catchment area of 125,000 residents. It has the potential market of over 3 million people living within 20 miles of the town. With leading names including H&M, Next, Schuh and Top Shop the town has an excellent retail offer.
The River Anker runs through the town centre, with extensive parklands to the south, and the planned New Station Gateway to the north.
A beautiful formal park extends from the town centre to the outskirts of town. This hosts Nuneaton’s Museum and Art Gallery, Cafe and an innovative and exciting play area.
Key initiatives taking place in Nuneaton town centre include:
- Free town centre wi-fi for everyone to enjoy;
- A business improvement district for the town centre;
- Creating a programme of events throughout the year for everyone to enjoy.
Nuneaton benefits from its enviable location within the golden triangle of the M1, M6 and M42 and is situated between major urban centres such as Birmingham, Coventry and Leicester.
Superb road and rail links both to London and Birmingham, including the newly created Grand Central / New Street Station areas, as well as the new Friargate Business District in Coventry make Nuneaton an attractive proposition.
It is located within an hour’s journey of 3 major airports – Birmingham International is within 25 minutes.
The Councils are looking to develop exciting new opportunities within the town centre. We will be engaging with potential investors and developers who can help deliver this vision of change.
Find out more about the opportunities available in Nuneaton town centre:
Pathways to development
WCC and NBBC have developed design principles for the town centre. These are captured in the newTransforming Nuneaton Opportunities Brochure (PDF, 5.28 MB)
Supporting your investment
The scheme has been identified as one of the key transport priorities within Warwickshire and as part of the A444 improvements to help ease traffic congestion during peak periods. Coton Arches – more information
A47 Hinckley Road improvements
The A47 Hinckley Road scheme will provide eastern Nuneaton with a new junction, an improved roundabout with additional pedestrian facilities and improved road and cycling infrastructure.
It is the main route into Nuneaton from the A5 and east Nuneaton to the town centre. The corridor passes through an existing densely populated area which will experience significant housing expansion through the Borough Plan proposals. Find out more about the A47 Hinckley Road improvements.
College Street/A444 roundabout
Funding has been identified to upgrade this junction. Detailed designs are being finalised and information relating to when works will take place will be released when available.
Ring Road improvements
Work is due to start on detailed design of upgrade improvements to the ring road in Nuneaton to remove key pinch points and reduce congestions. As design work moves forward further details will be shared when appropriate.
The Transforming Nuneaton programme has been allocated funding from the Local Growth Fund, administered by the Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership, to kick start delivery.
This funding will be used to take forward key development sites within the town centre and initiate detailed design work on upgrades to the ring road.