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Urban & Civic have signed the official development agreement with City of Wolverhampton Council for 6.4 acres of land at the heart of the city to deliver the £55 million leisure-led Westside scheme.

It encompasses land between Penn Road Island and Salop Street, including the current School Street and Peel Street car parks and the area around Market Square. The market has relocated from Market Square to a new location at Southside fronting Cleveland Street.

Heantun House and the city’s former Indoor Market has been demolished to make way for the development which will deliver a multiplex cinema, 50,000 square feet of additional leisure space, new restaurants covering 40,000 square feet, a 100-plus bed hotel and a multi-storey car park all lined up for phase one.

Phase two will deliver more than 300 new city centre homes and 50,000 square feet of retail and leisure space.

Phase two incorporates parts of land between Salop Street and Darlington Street, including the Fold Street car park.

New City Centre MarketThe new city centre market fronting Cleveland Street is already benefiting from a boost in footfall due to its proximity to the Wulfrun Centre, bus and rail stations and the student catchment area. The former Netto store and adjoining buildings were cleared from the Southside site, paving the way for the new market which was part funded by the sale of Market Square as part of the Westside scheme.

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