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Bilston Urban warehouse scheme revealed

18 December 2023

Plans for 15 urban warehouse units totalling 166,500 ft2 in Bilston, Wolverhampton have been revealed by developer Goold Estates.

By Liza Helps, Property Editor Logistics Matters

THE PROJECT with a combined commercial value of £28 million, is set to be built on a 12 acre vacant brownfield site off Brook Street next to Meadwood Industrial Estate and Bilston Urban Village nature reserve.

The project would be made up of 15 units ranging in size from 2,500 – 60,000 ft2 targetting a BREEAM Excellent and EPC A rating with solar panels and electric vehicle charging points.

Works could commence on site as early as spring 2024, subject to planning approval creating up to 300 jobs.

Goold Estates managing director Dominic Goold, said that the planning application included a significant investment in remediating, decontaminating and stabilising the site, which will result in environmental benefits to the area.

He said: “There has been an intent to develop this site for some time but it has been vacant for more than 15 years, which gives an idea of its complexity. The industrial legacy of the site requires extensive remediation and we’ve put a lot of time and effort into planning that during the pre-application process with the City of Wolverhampton Council.

“We look forward to working with the Council to take these proposals forward and commence development of the site in early 2024.”

City of Wolverhampton Council Leader Councillor Stephen Simkins, said: “We welcome this planning application for development of this wider site by Goold Estates. It is another milestone for Bilston Urban Village, where we have realised our vision of creating hundreds of new affordable homes for families. With that we need more good jobs.”

 
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