Thursday, June 26, 2008

Archaeologists Dig for Coventry history at Severn Trent HQ site
ARCHAEOLOGISTS have been given a few precious weeks to hunt for more evidence of Coventry's historic past before building starts on Severn Trent's new HQ.

A team from Birmingham Archaeology has been appointed by Stoford Developments, the company due to start work in August on the seven-storey building in the city centre which will house 1,700 staff.

Deputy council leader Kevin Foster has been told the site in St John's Street was once part of the Earl of Chester's hunting park. By the late 12th century the growing city had expanded into the north of the park with the laying out of Little Park Street and Much Park Street which had important commercial links to London.