CASTLE HILL VISION
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.