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anne
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1 of 8  Thu 16th Aug 2012 9:22pm  
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Hi, I walked up Corporation Street today to go the station. For the first time, I noticed some flats on the right hand side of the road, in a very tall building, just before the ring road. Could somebody tell me any history of the building? It's fascinating! (Just goes to prove that walking around does produce some interesting sights!!) Wink
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TonyS
Coventry
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2 of 8  Thu 16th Aug 2012 9:27pm  
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Sorry Anne, you've lost me, can you be a bit more precise please? Which way were you facing, and exactly where are these flats located Thumbs up
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charabanc
Coventry
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3 of 8  Fri 17th Aug 2012 9:31am  
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Anne Are you referring to the block at the top of Queen Victoria Rd just before it stops at the ring road?
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anne
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4 of 8  Fri 17th Aug 2012 11:33am  
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Yes, sorry - I forgot that the road changes name! Thanks, Charabanc Roll eyes Cheers
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Midland Red
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5 of 8  Mon 23rd Sep 2013 3:04pm  
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There used to be two pairs of large semi-detached properties at this point, separated from where Percy Blamire's Queens Road Garage stood by Hertford Place The houses were South Gate, Croft Gate, Roselands and Louieville - the latter was closest to Queen Victoria Road, and was for many years the solicitors offices of Skillington and Brown. Roselands and Louieville had very long front gardens and driveways - all the properties were lost to the Inner Ring Road Sad
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jvb
Kenilworth
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6 of 8  Tue 1st Oct 2013 9:12pm  
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The flats were designed by architects Alan Johnson Associates and built for Chase Homes about 10-15 years ago. If anyone needs to know the exact details I'm sure they can be found on the planning section of the city council website. Alan Johnson Associates were based in the old Victorian building on the site and to make way for the development they moved to new offices on Coventry Business Park, Canley. The company is now known as AJA Architects LLP (http://www.aja-architects.com/) Midland Red is slightly incorrect in that only one of the pairs of large houses were actually demolished for the ring road construction - the other pair were the AJA offices.
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Midland Red
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7 of 8  Tue 1st Oct 2013 10:22pm  
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Thanks for the info jvb Thumbs up
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NeilsYard
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8 of 8  Sat 23rd Dec 2017 1:33am  
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