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Old July 8th, 2011, 11:48 AM   #1
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Official Wolverhampton Development Thread 2

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Old July 21st, 2011, 08:49 PM   #2
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Why dont we just use the official black country thread for wolverhampton? lol

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Wolverhampton University sets out its science centre vision
Thursday 21st July 2011, 11:30AM BST.
A multi-million pound science centre complete with its own Thinktank-style museum will be created by Wolverhampton University, under plans revealed today.

The ground floor of the centre would be open to the public and feature hands-on science and technology displays similar to Birmingham’s interactive Thinktank science museum.

The rest of the building would replace the university’s existing School of Applied Sciences and be devoted to both education and research with special emphasis on its famous Brain Tumour UK Neuro-Oncology Research Centre.

Three possible sites – all between the existing north and south city centre campuses of the University – are being looked at with a final decision on the exact location for the project expected by November.

Officials said they hoped the science centre would be located near to the city’s Central Library and be built within five years. It could cost more than £10m.

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Old July 22nd, 2011, 03:46 AM   #3
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Why dont we just use the official black country thread for wolverhampton? lol
Because Wolverhampton isn't officially in the Black Country.
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Old July 22nd, 2011, 11:30 PM   #4
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First look inside new bus station



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It has taken 15 months to complete and brought disruption to the city centre, but the city’s new £22.5 million bus station is finally here.

The inside of the new station was finally revealed today ahead of it welcoming its first bus on Sunday.

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Old July 23rd, 2011, 04:02 PM   #5
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Old July 23rd, 2011, 11:37 PM   #6
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looks nice, i notice a lack of seating though :-s
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Old July 24th, 2011, 01:46 PM   #7
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"bus" and "live timetable" is a bit of an oxymoron.
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Old July 24th, 2011, 11:39 PM   #8
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Looks very good a lot better than the old bus station.
Let's hope they get some funding for phase 2. The railway station desperately needs dragging out of the 1960's and into the 21st century.
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Old July 25th, 2011, 12:43 PM   #9
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I visited the bus station yesterday, and the impression I got was that people really weren't happy.

Seating does seem to be a real problem; I didn't have time to have a proper look around, but it seemed that there were just a couple of seats per bus stand (one of the big problems with the old station).

What people really seemed angry about though was the fact that a lot of buses won't actually use the station. There were a lot of people coming in, realising that they'd have to walk across the city centre to get their bus, and really laying in to the Centro reps.
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Old August 1st, 2011, 03:24 PM   #10
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The bus depot certainly looks posh, but it sounds from the above few posts that it has a fair few issues already! I hope the issues are resolved because it certainly makes that part of the city look nicer.


On an unrelated note:

Has anyone noticed how this has sprung up recently:

http://www.investstaffordshire.co.uk...mage/2_348.jpg

http://www.i54online.com/i54.html


It's coming along really nicely. Can't find any construction photos in my brief search, but I pass it most days and it looks as if the shell of the building is not far from complete. It will be interesting to see what i54 can do for Wolverhampton going forwards now, as the project seems to have picked up a lot of pace again since Moog signed up. With JLR lining up their options with a view to building their new engine plant on the site, this can only be good news for Wolvo, can't it?!

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Old August 1st, 2011, 08:05 PM   #11
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I experienced the new bus station for the first time on Saturday evening. The view you get when approaching the station from the ring road is very impressive.
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Old August 2nd, 2011, 01:04 AM   #12
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Can he be banned?.....
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Old August 2nd, 2011, 10:47 AM   #13
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indeed they can.... especially when they just spam the forum with adds for their escort agancy
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Old September 5th, 2011, 01:43 PM   #14
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I saw the new bus staion a couple of weeks ago .I was expecting something along the lines of the impressive Wednesbury and West Bromwich bus stations.However , this new station is even better; very light and airy .I think the new bridge that connects it to the train staion is a fantastic addition too .Now let's see if Wolverhampton can get funds to revamp the the railway staion .
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New Billy Wright pub for Wolverhampton .

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Supermarket war ends .

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But what's happening to the exisiting Sainsbury's in the church if they're building a new one on the other side of the city centre?
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Old September 16th, 2011, 03:57 PM   #18
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I don't know about that Butterfield but I did take some Spanish friends into the St George's church and in the same afternoon we went into the converted church in Walsall by the bus station and they were pleasantly shocked .

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Transport Minister officially opens the bus station .

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Wolves unveils £50m plans for training campus
Nick Whitten 12/10/2011 10:35

Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club has submitted plans for a £50m redevelopment of its training campus.

The application to Wolverhampton City Council has been lodged jointly by Wolves, the University of Wolverhampton, Inspire and Redrow Homes.

It will see an indoor pitch and expansion of the football academy at Wolves' training ground, made possible by the relocation of St Edmund's Catholic School onto adjoining land owned by the University of Wolverhampton.

In turn, the university will sell the balance of its site to Redrow Homes to build 55 houses in order to cross-fund the school.

The sale of the university's land will then contribute towards its own investment plans in a new science facility on its City Centre campus.

Turley Associates is handling the planning application, for which a decision is expected in early November.
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Tesco perfect medicine for Wolverhampton
Lisa Pilkington 12/10/2011 12:24

Tesco has won consent to redevelop Wolverhampton's Royal Hospital into a 139,800 sq ft supermarket.

The £50m project will see the historic 1849-built hospital transformed into a scheme that will re-use and update the main hospital building.

Jonathan Simpson, corporate affairs manager for Tesco, said: "The approval brings an end to the 14 years of uncertainty for the Royal Hospital building and means that Tesco can now begin delivering another successful bespoke mixed-use town centre that will not only revitalise the Royal Hospital site, but also the wider All Saints area."

The supermarket is designed within the context of a wider masterplan that would deliver residential-led mixed-use space on the remainder of the site, with 25% of the new housing being affordable housing.

Subject to consent, Tesco hopes to have the store open by Christmas 2012.
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