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26 September 2018

Plans to construct almost 200 homes and apartments on the site of the former Wolverhampton Royal Hospital have been approved with the help of BWB Consulting. BWB delivered multi-disciplinary consultancy services for the scheme’s planning application which was given the green light by the City of Wolverhampton Council planning committee.

The proposals, which are now subject to Secretary of State approval, will see the main Grade-II listed building converted into 53 apartments while a nurses' accommodation block will be replaced with a new building containing 24 flats. A hospital lodge building will be converted to a cafe and community facilities while a further 115 homes are to be built on land at the rear of the existing buildings. 

The brownfield site is owned by Homes England and BWB, working with planning consultants Cushman and Wakefield, provided a range of technical services, including noise, air quality, transport planning, utilities and flood risk & drainage advice. Our specialist teams work with the relevant authorities to identify appropriate solutions to address complexities at the site including advising on the proposed levels, drainage strategy and facilitating the retention of key existing buildings on the site.

BWB’s Birmingham Office Director Stuart Nelmes, who co-ordinated BWB’s input into the planning application, said: “We’re delighted that Homes England proposals for the site has been given the go ahead at planning committee.  This was a fantastic project and project team to be a part of and the proposed regeneration of the site will bring both much needed new housing to the area as well as lifting the visual appearance of a key gateway site for the city.”

Tara Kennedy, Senior Specialist in Accelerated Delivery at Homes England, said: "Homes England is really pleased to be part of a regeneration project that is bringing this vital listed building back into use. We have worked closely with partners to get to this important milestone and look forward to seeing redevelopment plans for the Wolverhampton Royal Hospital site progress, in the coming months.”