Placefirst submits plan for residential scheme in Wolverhampton Council, UK

WCN Editorial Team 18 Nov 2020 EUROPE BUILDINGS

Build-to-rent developer Placefirst has submitted a planning application for 370 new homes in Canalside Quarter of Wolverhampton, the UK.

The proposed £65m project will be located close to Wolverhampton’s new £150m transport Interchange on land off Lower Horseley Fields in the city centre.

This project is designed by architecture practice jmarchitects.

The project will include the restoration of heritage canal-side properties.

The scheme will deliver the first phase of a canal-side community as part of a major regeneration project in the area.

It will feature a mix of townhouses and new build apartments, which will be spread across five acres of brownfield land.

Placefirst had worked with the City of Wolverhampton Council and had undertaken an online public consultation before submission of the plan.

It also held discussions with the Canal and River Trust and West Midlands Combined Authority.

WSP is serving as a planning consultant.

Placefirst chief executive David Mawson 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.”


Major city-centre regeneration plan was submitted to Wolverhampton Council. (Credit: City of Wolverhampton Council)

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