Plans approved for historic hospital site in Wolverhampton

  • 14th May 2021

  • Corporate news

Plans to breathe new life into a derelict former hospital in Wolverhampton have moved one step closer after planning permission was approved this week.

The Wolverhampton Royal Hospital site, which has remained derelict since the hospital closed in 1997, will be transformed into a 192-home community.

Jessup, who have been awarded the redevelopment of the site by Homes England will be working in partnership with Midlands’ landlord whg on the £32m scheme.

The project will see the main Royal Hospital building converted into a Wellbeing scheme for the over 55’s, with 38 one and two bedroom apartments. An additional 123 homes for affordable rent and 31 for shared ownership will be built on land to the rear.

Rebecca Bennett Casserly, whg’s Corporate Director of Development, said: “This site, in the heart of Wolverhampton, has stood empty for almost 25 years.

“Our new development of mixed tenure homes will have something for everyone, whatever stage of life they are at. Complemented by beautiful open spaces and the nearby city centre, we aim to not just bring derelict land back into use, but also create an active and vibrant community where people will want to live.”

Jessup chief executive Clive Jessup said: “We are delighted that planning has been approved for the Royal Hospital site and we look forward to working with our development partners to deliver these new homes using our skilled local construction team and apprentices.”

The redevelopment forms part of wider plans to make the area a key gateway to the city centre. Jessup and whg are also currently progressing a redevelopment of the former bus depot site at Cleveland Road in front of the Royal Hospital.

Work at the Royal Hospital site is due to start on site this Summer, with a planned completion date of 2024.

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