DUDLEY TOWNSCAPE HERITAGE
DUDLEY IS IN THE MIDST OF AN EXCITING NEW CHAPTER IN ITS HISTORY
The Dudley Townscape Heritage (TH2) is funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund and provides funding for historic buildings located in the central core of the Dudley Town Centre conservation area.
Structural and external repair of historic buildings;
Authentic restoration of architectural features to historic buildings;
Works of repair and conversion to bring vacant and underused historic floorspace back into use.
Buildings in the process of being repaired as part of this programme include Plaza Malls and Fountain Arcade and one of the completed projects is 203/204 Wolverhampton Street (the former Merlin’s Bar).
The project also delivers a programme of activities designed to engage the community, one of which is the Growing Up in Dudley project.
TH2 has been designed to build on the achievements of the Phase 1 Dudley Townscape Heritage Initiative which was delivered between 2009-2015.
A total of £4m was invested through private and public funding towards the repair and reuse of 17 properties such as The Crown Public House, the Old Co-op, Baylies Hall and the Old Glass House (which in 2017 received a finalists Award from the RTPI National Award for Excellence).