Consultant's sport and leisure team appointed to work up plans to improve city's facilities.

Capita Symonds has been appointed to work with the Coventry Sports Trust on plans for providing better sports facilities in the city.

The Cardiff-based consultancy's sport and leisure team, with the city council and the trust, will develop a five-year business plan to create profitable sports facilities and investment opportunities.

Chris Spargo, Capita Symonds principal consultant of sport and leisure, said: "We are delighted to be working with Coventry City Council and Coventry Sports Trust.

"Our expertise in challenging convention and delivering successful projects will provide both organisations with a medium- to long-term solution for sustainable delivery."

The business plan will also be designed to support the strategic planning of both the council and the trust.