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“If a civil service reflects the country it serves, it will design, develop and deliver policies and advice that better suit the needs of the full range of citizens of our country.”

Simon Case, Cabinet Secretary (2020)

TWO FRIARGATE'S highly skilled and diverse talent pool make it a key location for government levelling up

Reflecting diversity

Coventry’s skilled population reflects the diversity of the UK – making it an excellent location for civil service officials looking to increase their department’s inclusion and diversity in top-level positions. Promoting inclusion is supported in Coventry by Coventry University and Warwick Business School, leading the way towards a skilled government that reflects the country it represents.

Location
TWO FRIARGATE'S proximity to Coventry and Warwick Universities makes it a key location for government levelling up

Skills

Coventry can supply the graduates that government needs, with a diverse talent pool of knowledgeable experts in specialist scientific fields, alongside established languages and humanities talent pools. The Universities of Warwick and Coventry train over 60,000 students each year between them, employing innovative learning technology and future-focused training. Coventry’s graduates are prepared for careers in science, technology, analysis and data – as civil service focus shifts to specialism and a decline in ‘generalist’ roles.

Relocating to Coventry

Housing

Coventry housing costs represent, on average, 11% of a civil service salary

Apartments

City centre apartments cost, on average, less than ⅓ of those in London

Culture

Coventry is home to 3 cathedrals, the Belgrade Theatre and the Herbert Museum & Art Gallery

Food & Drink

Plenty of options – including award-winning curries and a medieval banquet

Education

Coventry University educates 1 in 7 students in the West Midlands

Connectivity

Coventry has 5G connectivity throughout the city

Life in Coventry

TWO FRIARGATE embodies the regeneration of Coventry, supported by the rich collection of food, drink, leisure and entertainment venues, as well as popular residential areas.

Coventry Railway Station adjacent to TWO FRIARGATE offices Coventry

Connectivity

Coventry’s centrality makes it an asset to government policymaking. The West Midlands is a major transport hub, including the forthcoming HS2 Interchange. Reach London Euston station in just 1 hour and Birmingham in 20 minutes – with excellent rail connections to the rest of the UK and globally – and Birmingham’s international airport 15 minutes away by train. As government moves towards cross-cutting teams and integrated working, Coventry is the ideal centre point for collaboration.

Connected Coventry
One Friargate and TWO FRIARGATE - existing government occupiers in Coventry make it a key location for government levelling up

Growth

The West Midlands is a growing powerhouse of development, technology and innovation, through collaboration with existing government and public bodies – West Midlands Combined Authority, the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, Homes England, and the Department for Transport campus. Align and amplify existing government assets with a central policymaking cluster at TWO FRIARGATE, a key location for government levelling up and one that supports internal cross-cutting and collaboration.

See Friargate

Friargate is spearheading the widespread regeneration of Coventry

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Coventry University

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University of Warwick

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UK’s first Gigafactory

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Coventry University Technology Park

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Coventry Railway Station

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