Placefirst has submitted a planning application for 370 new homes in the heart of Wolverhampton’s historic Canalside Quarter
The £65m proposal is for a transformational Canalside Quarter scheme, to be located close to Wolverhampton’s new £150m transport Interchange on land off Lower Horseley Fields in the city centre.
Placefirst has worked collaboratively with the City of Wolverhampton Council and undertook an online public consultation ahead of submission.
The proposed development will regenerate this historic canalside location, creating a new promenade, public open spaces, landscaping and the restoration of listed buildings. New pedestrian access to the canal towpath will be provided.
The scheme is designed by architecture practice jmarchitects.
The development will deliver the first phase of a canal-side community as part of a major regeneration project in the area, providing a mix of townhouses and new build apartments across five acres of brownfield land.
WSP is acting as planning consultant.
Creating a thriving community
David Mawson, chief executive for Placefirst, said: “With having delivered major regeneration schemes in the north of England, we’re really excited that our first proposed development in the Midlands will be transformational for such a prominent heritage location.
“The vision for this Canalside development is more than new build homes, as our focus is on opening up the canal for public use and creating a thriving community in the heart of the city centre.
“We’ve worked closely with the local council and engaged the local community to propose what we feel will be a stunning waterside residential scheme that will unearth the true potential of this historic brownfield site, close to Wolverhampton’s newly opened transport interchange.”