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Wolverhampton brownfield development unveiled at MIPIM

Words: Laura Edgar
Artist’s impression of the proposed Brewers Yard development / Glancy Nicholls Architects

Plans for a £250 million city living development in the centre of Wolverhampton have been announced today (13 March) at property exhibition event MIPIM.

The Brewers Yard scheme is for a 10-acre brownfield site next to the University of Wolverhampton’s Springfield Campus. It comprises 1,100 units, which will be a mixture of houses and apartments. 

It also includes 60,00 square feet of new retail and commercial space, all designed by Glancy Nicholls Architects. Additionally, it is hoped that more than 1,000 construction jobs will be created.

The development is located a few hundred metres away from the city’s new £150 million transport interchange, which provides direct access to Birmingham, London and Manchester.

The proposals are a joint venture between developer Court Collaboration, the City of Wolverhampton Council and the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA). Work is expected to start on site in 2020.

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.”

John Reynolds, cabinet member for the city economy, added: “This is a real game changer for the city of Wolverhampton.

“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 reinvented 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.”

Image credit | Glancy Nicholls Architects