A few ideas for a BID (precinct) 'make-over manifesto'..
(helped by volunteer groups) weeds on bhs/m&s canopies
restore symmetry + sight-lines, coppice trees
railings, columns (grey), geometric floor designs (grey, to match original concrete paving).
add 50s styled tree guards, renovate/re-introduce the striped precinct awnings, ikea solar lanterns
improved planters, upper precinct level 1 terrace seating/plantings - less is more.
ramp plantings (wildflower meadow or grasses theme)
active campaign for removal of escalator (+ sympathetic replacement)
re-introduction of key public artworks
investigate re-use or re-purposing of upper precinct toilets (eg. quirky 50's themed art gallery - there's a precedent for this with the mk1 herbert toilets , now under browns/drapers, being used as gallery space in 1960s)
anchor perceptions by re-presenting as stylish, + fashionable 1950s precinct - revisiting original design cues
(recognition that for many, the precincts define the retail narrative for coventry. the city needs to address issues now - not wait for CCS).