Broadgate House is one of the first projects within the Coventry Precinct Shopping area by Donald Gibson, Coventry City Architect in the 1950’s.

Gibson and his team put a lot into this first scheme with work by local artists, including a mosaic, four carved figures and the Lady Godiva automaton within the clock.

The original underpass and pedestrian route under the old road location still exists, sealed off from everyday use, and in exactly the condition when it was closed during the late 1960’s, including original advertising posters.

The project involved the removal of redundant bank that had been constructed as an infill to the bridge link as part of the pedestrianisation that took place during the early 1970’s.