CASTLE HILL VISION
PHASE 2.

DUDLEY IS IN THE MIDST OF AN EXCITING NEW CHAPTER IN ITS HISTORY 

The first phase of the Castle Hill Vision included a new zoo entrance, a new access road off Tipton Road and the expansion of the existing car park.

Phase two includes proposals to transform the four tecton buildings and create a new mixed-use facility which could be used for activities, training and education, meetings and conferences.

 

The vision also includes a new university centre to expand the town’s learning quarter.

 

Dudley Town’s Fund Board is seeking funding from central government and other local and regional sources to develop a new university style centre offering opportunities to grow skills, jobs and the local economy.

 

This new facility will sit alongside the Black Country and Marches Institute of Technology on the site of the former Dudley hippodrome. Dudley College of Technology will work in partnership with the University of Worcester to deliver Level 4 and 5, degree and post-graduate programmes.

 

The project aims to attract new students to Dudley, provide new technical skills and degree programmes which align with local employment opportunities, and to improve progression rates for local people into higher-skilled employment opportunities.

Find out more here.

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Dudley Towns Fund Board governance information

The Dudley Towns Board is made up of representatives from a wide range of industries and professions, who all have a vested interest in the regeneration of the town and reflect the key town centre stakeholders. Each member is passionate and understanding of the importance of engaging the local community in forward planning and addressing the needs of the local community.

Dudley Towns Fund Board governance information

The Dudley Towns Board is made up of representatives from a wide range of industries and professions, who all have a vested interest in the regeneration of the town and reflect the key town centre stakeholders. Each member is passionate and understanding of the importance of engaging the local community in forward planning and addressing the needs of the local community.

The documents below demonstrate the continued engagement and decision making process associated with Dudley's Towns Fund Bid. 

External links:

Dudley Towns Fund Board & Declaration of interests

  • Black Country Living Museum - Andrew Lovett, Chief Executive 

  • LCP, Owners of the Churchill Centre – Andrew Barrett, Retail Director, LCP Group

  • BC Chamber of Commerce – Corin Crane CEO

  • Dudley Zoo and Gardens – Derek Grove, Director

  • Faith Groups – Hugh Burton, Team Rector for Dudley

  • Transport for West Midlands – Pete Bond, Director of Integrated Transport Services

  • Dudley College – Neil Thomas, Chief Exec & Principal, Dudley College of Technology

  • NHS – Katherine Sheeran, Director of Strategy - Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust

  • Black Country Consortium – Amanda Tomlinson, BC Housing Group rep for LEP

  • West Midlands Combined Authority – Jose Lopes, Head of Business Engagement

  • Dudley MP – Marco Longhi

  • Avenbury Dudley - Jeremy Knight-Adams 

  • Avenbury Dudley – Phil Thomas

  • Worcester University – Mick Donovan, Deputy Pro Vice Chancellor

  • BCMIO – Nick Mallinson, CEO

  • Black Country Transport Team – Stuart Everton, Director

  • Dudley Canal Trust – Traci Dix-Williams, Chief Executive

  • Dudley Council – Cllr Ian Kettle, Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Enterprise

  • Dudley Council – Cllr Khurshid Ahmed, Shadow Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Enterprise

  • Dudley Council – Helen Martin, Director of Regeneration & Enterprise, Dudley MBC

Dudley Town Fund Profiles and Declaration of interests:

Dudley Town Fund - Terms of Reference:

Please note the Towns Fund Board agreed at its meeting of 15th January 2021 to update the terms of reference post bid submission (29th January 2021). The ToR will be updated in line with the guidance and re-considered by Board in due course.

Dudley Town Board - Terms of Reference

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