Complete planning authority has been offered to build-to-rent developer Placefirst for 366 new homes and commercial spaces canalside scheme in Wolverhamption. Site preparation work is now set to begin next summer on the £65m project. The scheme will provide a mix of townhouses, modern build apartments and commercial space in a five acres of brownfield land.
Sensitive restoration of heritage canalside properties including a number of listed buildings, and major environmental improvements will be applied in the project which has been designed by architecture practice jmarchitects, together with WSP as the planning and heritage consultants.
Placefirst canalside scheme a sustainable neighbourhood
The development director for Placefirst, Darran Lawless expressed the happiness for all the hard work done by the whole team together with the partners, that will enable the canalside scheme in Wolverhamption is located in such a historic location to reach its true potential and creating an exciting, sustainable modern neighbourhood. “The attention given to placemaking and development of public realm at this waterside scheme, is another example of Placefirst’s commitment to delivering projects that will renew communities, and adds to our track record of providing neighbourhoods with a real sense of place.” Darran added.
The Council Deputy Leader, City of Wolverhampton and Cabinet Member for City Economy, Councillor Stephen Simkins said: “They will create a nationally great development that not only brings back into use a big parcel of brownfield land but also helps the city to take advantage of the fantastic waterways, and the heritage that comes with it, to offer a sustainable neighbourhood where people will love to live and work, today and in the future. “The canalside scheme in Wolverhamption will also create around 150 jobs and boost the economic recovery from corona virus . “Urban living creates a significant part of how we are re-imagining the city centre and will help us meet the rising demand for housing.”