Coventry-based Hail Services has announced a new partnership with ibis Coventry Centre, managed by Interstate Hotels & Resorts to allow the use and regeneration of the Swift Cycle Works, an iconic building in the cycling industry of Coventry.
Believed to be the last surviving site where James Starley was based, it represents a new chapter in basing a zero carbon company here.
The partnership will see Hail! operating from the site as a micro-hub to support its Inner City Taxi, delivery and tourist services. The collaboration will also see the development of an iconic building ahead of Coventry's UK City of Culture.
Keith Higham, Director of Hail Services said: “This represents real intent for the city to welcome emission free vehicles to combat congestion and pollution and we would like to thank ibis Coventry Centre for having the foresight and trust in allowing us to work from the Swift Cycle Works.”
Jade Jones, Sales Manager, ibis Coventry Centre said: “We are delighted to see our Swift Cycle Works being regenerated for the use of Hail Services for this exciting new, eco-friendly business in time for the City of Culture 2021. The partnership supports Accor’s Planet 21 sustainable development program priorities to innovate with partners and work with local communities and we are looking forward to a successful future for Hail Services and ibis Coventry Centre.”
FinditinCW member Hail Services, is a delivery fulfilment service committed to the use of zero carbon vehicles and hubs. It was founded in 2020, in response to the UK Government’s objectives for cleaner air and a carbon neutral future (net zero), and the local uptake of eMobility transport to help change travel behavior in the city.
Ibis Coventry Centre, also registered on FinditinCW, is a vibrant and newly-refurbished, 90-bedroom hotel located centrally on Mile Lane. The hotel is within walking distance to the main business and leisure areas of the city, as well as Coventry train station. The hotel is Accor ALLSAFE approved and offers onsite car parking for hotel guests, local businesses and visitors to the city along with Fogg’s restaurant open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.