Coventry site supports local band shoot

Topic People, Projects

Date 12 Feb 2019

Galliford Try East Midlands is continuing its promotion of culture within Coventry by hosting local band Fleer for the shooting a new music video at the Alan Higgs leisure centre project.

The up and coming alt-rock band were filming for their new single Test Run, from their new EP of the same name, which is set to be released in April.

Galliford Try was one of the corporate backers for Coventry's successful bid for the UK City of Culture in 2021 and also sponsored the music stage at the MotoFest event in the city last summer.

The Alan Higgs centre project is an £11m development to create an eight-lane, 50m swimming pool with moveable floors and beams and a 500-spectator pool viewing gallery.

As part of the development an additional health suite with sauna, steam room and jacuzzi will be created, alongside swimming education rooms and expansion to the fitness suite and function rooms.

Fleer's singer and guitarist, Liam Garratt, commented: "As local musicians, we always feel at home when playing in Coventry. It was only right we found the quirky setting for our new video in a city that means so much to us. Being able to film at the heart of a regeneration project in the city was a brilliant metaphor and a once in a lifetime opportunity to do something very different."

Nicole Malatesta, of Coventry City of Culture Trust, said: "As Coventry is European City of Sport in 2019 and UK City of Culture in 2021, it is great to see sport and culture coming together in this way and also one of our 2021 Club members having hands-on involvement in the recording of the video. We look forward to seeing the results."

Galliford Try Project Manager, Hugh Mattacola, explained further: "This was a fantastic opportunity not just to display our proud support for the City of Culture on our hoardings, but to welcome culture into our site and get hands-on involvement in local initiatives. Getting the support of the Alan Higgs Centre team, CV Life and the Football Academy, was a good reflection of the team spirit we have enjoyed so far on the project."