Plans to redevelop the former Royal Hospital site in Wolverhampton into a slew of new houses and apartments have been unveiled.
A planning application for the regeneration and redevelopment of the 12.5-acre site to develop new homes has been submitted by Cushman & Wakefield’s Planning team on behalf of the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA).
The proposed scheme will create up to 193 new homes and apartments at the site, through both new development and the reuse of the landmark Grade II Listed hospital building.
The former hospital lodge building on Cleveland Road is proposed to be converted to accommodate a café and community facilities to support the new housing development.
The plans for the Royal Hospital site are the second phase
The plans for the site were unveiled at a public consultation held earlier this month.
Karl Tupling, general manager for the HCA in the Midlands, said: "After more than a decade of development delays associated with the former site owners, the HCA's proposals will speed up the construction of new homes and reintegrate this area of Wolverhampton with the city centre, creating a safe and thriving community.”
“The scheme will bring back the main hospital building into beneficial use and create a unique location to live in the City.
“The application has been informed by extensive consultation with Wolverhampton City Council and local residents.”
City of Wolverhampton Council Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for City Assets and Housing, Councillor Peter Bilson, said: "This planning application is very welcome news for the city.”
“People have obviously seen the Royal Hospital come back into view through the demolition of the former bus and tram depot.
"We have been working closely with the HCA on their plans to ensure the building is preserved and sensitively developed.
“It will be great to see this historic building and its surroundings brought back into use, while at the same time delivering a major boost to housing in the city.”
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