Wolverhampton Vision - Executive Summary

The new Wolverhampton Investment Prospectus was shared for the first time at the UK Real Estate, Investment & Infrastructure Forum (UKREiiF) on Tuesday 17 May. It reflects the changes brought about by the pandemic and presents an ambitious vision of how the city can grow – highlighting opportunities to build on the private and public investment to drive regeneration projects citywide.

City of Wolverhampton Council is working closely with city partners and stakeholders and welcomes active participation to continue shaping the online document, so it encompasses further changes in project development and delivery.

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Chris Kirkland, Head of City Investment, City of Wolverhampton Council
Email: Christopher.Kirkland@wolverhampton.gov.uk
Tel: 07971 843808

Investment Opportunities

As a top ten UK city for economic growth and with significant investment on site or planned citywide, there’s never been a better time to invest in City of Wolverhampton. As well as our great location and connectivity, the city has a number of ready-to-go, council and partner-owned sites available for development. Take a look at the opportunities in more detail below.

We're committed to working with potential investors and developers to bring these exciting propositions to life. We’ll support you with strong, consistent and innovative city leadership. So bring your business to the city of opportunity.

Interchange Commercial District

Interchange Commercial District

There are further investment opportunities across multiple strategic sites to build upon the success of the new and developing Interchange Commercial District.

Overall, the area will deliver 1 million square feet of grade A office space on strategic sites at the heart of an integrated regional road, rail and tram hub.

Project Information
Region: West Midlands
Sector(s): Office, F&B and Leisure
Investment Type: Equity investor, operators
Planning Status: Part of the local area plan
GDV: £50m

St Georges

St Georges

Opportunity exists to redevelop this key strategic site which sits in a prominent location with links to the Royal, the proposed City Learning Quarter and the core city centre. This site includes a Grade 2 former Sainsbury’s store along with associated surface parking areas. The City of Wolverhampton Council acquired the site in 2018 and have established this as an exciting strategic regeneration opportunity.

Project Information
Region: West Midlands
Sector(s): Education Estates, Residential
Deal Type: Development Funding
Planning Status: Strategic Local Plan Allocation

Development Type(s): Brownfield
GDV: £50-99m
Timescales Going Forward: 1-2 Years
Scale of Development: 5.4 acres

Wolverhampton Science Park

Wolverhampton Science Park

The Science Park is home to over 100 businesses in a diverse range of sectors, including med-tech and life sciences with a fast-growing demand for further commercial space. The Centre of Excellence for Advanced Manufacturing & Digital Innovation Hub comprises of an incubator space and start up units at Wolverhampton Science Park as hub of digital economy, aerospace. It builds upon the University of Wolverhampton’s ambitions to develop a Centre of Excellence for Digital Innovation in Smart Cities.

Project Information:
Region: West Midlands
Sector(s): Science Parks
Deal Type: Development Site Sale
Planning Status: Strategic Local Plan Allocation
Development Type(s): Brownfield
GDV: <£49m
Timescales Going Forward: 3-4 Years
Scale of Development: 9.8 acres

Planning Information:
Covered in the Stafford Road AAP. Wolverhampton Science Park will be the focus of an improved quality offer in this area.

Brewers Yard

The Brewers Yard

This is a £250m mixed use scheme which will see the delivery of 1,200 city houses and apartments, and 60,000 square ft of new retail and commercial space.

Project Information:
Planning Status: Outline application being prepared due for submission March ‘22. Total of upto 550 residential units
Investment Opportunity: The public and private strategic delivery partnership will look to secure investors and occupiers to help deliver this ambitious residential-led mixed-use regeneration project. Through partnership, the opportunity exists to accelerate site preparation and fast track delivery, leading to de-risked phasing of key investible opportunities from regional, national and international funding institutions.
Promoter: City of Wolverhampton University + Court Collaboration
Investment Type: Forward funding; Development funding, PRS fund opportunity
Scale/Value: £250m GDV
Sector: Public & Private Sector Led
Timeline: Anticipated during 2022

Molineux Quarter

Molineux Quarter
  • A comprehensive redevelopment of new academic buildings, mixed-use development and public realm
  • Centred around expanding football stadium and university with potential for new commercial/leisure development
  • Home to Premier League Wolverhampton Wanderers FC

City Centre West

City Centre West
  • Leisure-led mixed-use development of 4.5 hectares
  • New multi-screen cinema, family leisure attractions, restaurants
  • 600 space car park
  • Adjacent to retail core
  • £50 million GDV

West Midlands Investment Prospectus 2022

Unlocking the potential of the West Midlands

The West Midlands is home to world-leading sectors, transformational infrastructure, large-scale brownfield regeneration projects and a rapidly increasing diverse population. The West Midlands Combined Authority Investment Prospectus 2022 showcases what the region has to offer through:

  • vision
  • net zero future
  • skills, productivity, and world beating sectors
  • homes and places of the future
  • transport and more...

Over the past five years we have secured close to £5 billion of National Government investment for the region. Our partner local authorities have recently obtained a further £400 million for investment in our high streets, towns, cities, and infrastructure.

City Centre Opportunities

City Centre Opportunities