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The long-awaited development of the Butts Park Arena has taken a step closer to reality with the launch of a development scheme designed to support over-55s in the affordable living sector who also need an element of social care and/or support.

Established in 1874, Coventry Rugby is the city’s oldest sporting club and this community-centric approach to developing the BPA reinforces its position as part of the essential fabric of the city. 

The construction of 90 new dwellings within touching distance of the city centre and located on public transport routes is part of a wider project that will see some superb facilities established at the site.

Cov’s plans include a new community health and well-being hub incorporating a health diagnostics centre and a gym.

The club’s directors believe that setting this scheme in motion will hugely benefit the local community with a particular emphasis on supporting those most in need while also ensuring the long-term financial future of the rugby club.

Coventry Rugby is therefore urgently calling on its supporters and the wider community to get behind this scheme by spreading the word to family, friends and work colleagues who may be interested in the new dwellings.

According to chief executive Nick Johnston the scheme which is vital to the club’s long-term vision of being a vibrant, successful sport-based business at the heart of its community quickly needs initial expressions of interest.

“We firmly believe we have a great plan here that will benefit our community while also giving the city’s oldest sports club some solid financial foundations for the future,” he said.

“To get this scheme to the next stage we simply now need to establish possible interest levels from local people.

“We therefore are making members of the public from all walks of life aware of what we’re doing so they can get in touch if it sounds like it might suit them.

“Importantly, this initial contact does not commit someone to the scheme but it will greatly assist in gauging possible interest.”

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