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REGENERATION
PROJECTS.

A SUMMARY OF KEY REGENERATION PROJECTS ACROSS DUDLEY BOROUGH

OUR PROJECTS.

 
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WEDNESBURY TO BRIERLEY HILL METRO EXTENSION 

  • The Wednesbury to Brierley Hill extension will be a key part of the tram network across the region and will play a significant role in the regeneration and economic growth of the West Midlands. It will provide reductions to journey times between the centres of the region, particularly to Dudley town centre and Merry Hill. It will also provide step-free access to popular local attractions including Dudley Zoo and Castle, the Black Country Living Museum and Dudley Canal and Tunnel Trust.

  • Key Features: 11km metro line with up to 15 stops including street furniture, fast and frequent connections with Dudley Port Station, Dudley Interchange, the Waterfront and Merry Hill. 

  • Connecting Dudley with Birmingham in around 40 minutes, linking Wolverhampton to Dudley in around 30 minutes, allowing journeys between Birmingham and Brierley Hill in under an hour.

  • Find out more here.

BUDGET

£103m WMCA, £207m Governmentt, £0.4m BC Local Growth Fund, £139m Prudential borrowing, £449 million total

TIMELINE

On site - February 2020 

Passenger services anticipated: 2024

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BRIERLEY HILL HIGH STREET HERITAGE ACTION ZONE

The HSHAZ is an initiative launched by Historic England with funding from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government.

The initiative aims to provide heritage led regeneration of high streets in 3 ways:

  • Carry out physical interventions to historic buildings in the high street area by providing grant funding for external improvement;

  • Complete repairs and improvements to the historic areas of the public realm;

  • Hold a series of cultural events for the people of Brierley Hill, showcasing the High Street's businesses, culture and rich history.

Find out more here

BUDGET

£1.8m Historic England 

TIMELINE

The project will run from 2020 to 2024

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ART TRACK - METRO ART PROGRAMME

The funding will support commissioning competitions for artists to design physical works, artistic residencies, community engagement programme and an opportunity for the public to see design proposals in an exhibition in spring 2022.

 

Students from Dudley College and University of Wolverhampton will also have opportunities to be involved.​ 

 

Expressions of interest competition is now open​.

Find out more here.

BUDGET

£96,000 Arts Council England

TIMELINE

Exhibition in spring 2022