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‘Transformative’ £185m housing project mooted for Wolverhampton

Credit: City of Wolverhampton Council

Wolverhampton could see a £185m living development built right in the centre of the city.

The proposed Brewers Yard development will see 1,100 city houses and apartments and 60,000 sq. ft. of retail and commercial space built on ten acres of brownfield land next to the University of Wolverhampton’s Springfield Campus.

The development – a joint venture between property developer Court Collaboration, the City of Wolverhampton Council and West Midlands Combined Authority, was originally announced at the international property event MIPIM in Cannes last month.

The scheme aims to deliver high-quality, affordable housing at the heart of Wolverhampton and is expected to bring over £250m of economic benefit to the city.

Anthony McCourt, CEO and founder of Court Collaboration, said: ‘Brewers Yard oozes confidence and style throughout and it will be fantastic to bring this to the next stage of feasibility with the focused and unwavering support of City of Wolverhampton Council and the Combined Authority.

‘It’s a collaboration in its truest sense and would not work without those public sector additions to the scheme – together, it delivers a truly transformative project for Wolverhampton, and, for all in the Combined Authority.’

Brewers Yard will see the creation of some of the tallest towers in Wolverhampton, which will interact with the nearby public space.

Brewers Yard will sit just a few hundred metres from Wolverhampton Interchange, the city’s new transport interchange which will provide fast and direct access to Birmingham, London and Manchester via rail, tram and bus.

The Brewers Yard scheme is also set to deliver hundreds of permanent new jobs, more than 1,000 construction jobs, and built environment apprenticeship and training opportunities for University of Wolverhampton students.

Cllr John Reynolds, cabinet member for city economy on the City of Wolverhampton Council, called the development ‘a real game-changer’ for the city.

He said: ‘The Brewers Yard development will deliver top-quality living at the heart of our city, with connectivity to state-of-the-art transport facilities.

‘It will have easy access to a re-invented city centre providing a great leisure and sporting offer, a vibrant public events programme, outstanding arts and culture offer, and a thriving commercial district with well-paid jobs.

‘It is part of £3.7 billion of investment in the City of Wolverhampton that is also delivering jobs and opportunities for local people of all ages.’

Speaking with New Start last November, Wolverhampton council’s managing director, Tim Johnson, said that Wolverhampton is aiming to provide a ‘very distinctive offer’ in contrast to nearby Birmingham.

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