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Old August 28th, 2012, 04:34 PM   #101
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A fourth block is being built following the end of a legal battle.

http://www.expressandstar.com/news/2...nt-flats-ends/

10 floors I think? The main block (already built) is the tallest modular building in Europe.
Good news, another piece of derelict land gets a makeover.
The fourth block was to be 6 floors in height but from the original proposals it looks to be a wider building than the other 3 blocks. The land thats still available to build on is more rectangluar in shape than square. It does also back onto the old Springfield Brewery site, I'm not sure whether any of this land could also be used.

Here's the link to the original thread created by VH, you can see the size and shape of the fourth block on the drawing.
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=639676
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Old September 6th, 2012, 04:05 PM   #102
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The £6 million youth centre formerly earmarked for Sainsbury's is now going to be built in either the market car park or broad street car park. Sounds daft to me, leaving Sainsbury's empty when it moves to Raglan Street.

http://www.expressandstar.com/news/2...wolverhampton/

Shrewsbury sorting office closing, moving to Wolverhampton.

http://www.expressandstar.com/news/2...ing-more-post/

George Hotel University site recommended for approval.

http://www.expressandstar.com/news/2...x-varsity-pub/

Water damage to British Home Stores after fire.

http://www.expressandstar.com/news/2...wolverhampton/

£550,000 expansion of New Cross Hospital

http://www.expressandstar.com/news/2...ross-hospital/
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Old September 20th, 2012, 02:20 PM   #103
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Spotted this on the Peel website. I assume it to be new as last I heard this was going to be a supermarket.

http://www.peel.co.uk/landandpropert...mptonavailable



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Old September 20th, 2012, 10:38 PM   #104
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Excellent. Looks like an island to replace the traffic lights at the Cannock Road?
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Old September 20th, 2012, 11:18 PM   #105
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Yeah, unfortunately it looks like they didn't need to demolish the Elephant and Castle for it after all.
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Old September 24th, 2012, 07:14 PM   #106
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Possible development in Bilston : http://www.expressandstar.com/news/2...cheme-revived/
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Old October 1st, 2012, 02:21 PM   #107
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Anyone driven along the M54 recently? It seems they are advancing rapidly with the JLR plant on i54. Big steel structures going up there when I drove by it the other day.
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Old October 1st, 2012, 07:04 PM   #108
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yup now flying up, I think its slightly behind construction as groundworks overrun due to bad weather, they were hopeful of still finishing on schedule though.

I posted a pic on the Midland Automotive Thread a few weeks ago
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Old October 1st, 2012, 07:10 PM   #109
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Yup and i54 is now open with the number 6 bus driving through it every time.
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Old October 1st, 2012, 07:53 PM   #110
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Hi

I have some really old photos from 1973 of the Scotlands estate through 2 links.................

http://www.gravitaslondon.com/the-sc...erhampton-1973

and better photos but if the 2nd link does not work (says "link not found"), simply go to "1970's" at the top of the page, and then go to page 2 where the Scotlands photos are there - bigger and better than the first link though many the same.......

http://www.retronaut.co/2012/02/the-...mpton-1973-74/

Well worth a look !
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Old October 7th, 2012, 07:20 AM   #111
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Some more photos of Heath Town / Low Hill can be found at this link

www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1499305

Go to post 12, where the images start. Bare in mind they are at least ten years old.
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Old October 10th, 2012, 04:28 PM   #112
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Tried to get a pic of Hungry Horse from the bus. Looking finished.



New flats as part of the 600+ home goodyear development:



Showing both and the Aldi in between:



Cleveland Court newly refurbished, no more bowing floor:





Former Scala cinema



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Temple being built on the Penn Road.



The George Wallis, replaced Litten Tree

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Houses built in Homestead car park. Homestead apparently being left to fall down on it's own.



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Old October 10th, 2012, 04:35 PM   #114
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A few unrelated photos.

View of what remains of Goodyear factory from the Stafford Road.



New medical centre in Oxley, not sure when this turned up, nice use:



Ridiculously huge wall someone's built around their house next to Pendeford High School.



Stafford Road being dug up:



Island House being left to rot:





New childcare centre at Wolverhampton Business Park.



The trees they said they wouldn't touch, removed. Hard to tell unless you walked past it every day, was a nice woodland with paths through it, now a car park with twigs planted.

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Old October 11th, 2012, 04:53 PM   #115
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Care home being extended in Oxley. Can't say I like it at all.





Pic of Pendeford High's new building:

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Old October 16th, 2012, 03:16 PM   #116
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Urban Splash offloading Sunbeamland.


http://www.expressandstar.com/news/p...beam-building/


bikepassion.org

In it's heyday:

localhistory.scit.wlv.ac.uk
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Old October 18th, 2012, 06:10 PM   #117
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Carvers' notorious gas tanks are to be moved to Gailey, Staffordshire, to allow the next phase of the Victoria Hall development to be built and not be in the blast zone.

http://www.expressandstar.com/news/2...-gas-tank-row/

The building on the right in this render:
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Old October 24th, 2012, 10:58 PM   #118
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Chronicle:

The Civic Halls are having their £500,000 a year subsidy removed.

The Grand Theatre is having £50,000 a year of it's grant cut.

This is being replaced with a one off investment of both: expansion of the Civic Halls, and work at the Grand to enable London-sized stages.

The approach is being called "invest to save". The Civic Halls may become either private, or a charity.

Edit: this is different to the story in

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http://www.expressandstar.com/news/2...y-music-venue/

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A landmark music venue will be used to host conferences alongside concerts under major revamp plans aimed at securing its long-term future, it was announced today.

Proposals have been put forward for Wolverhampton City Council invest a lump sum in the Civic Halls so it can scrap the £500,000 a year subsidy currently given to the city centre venue.

The Grand Theatre is also due for investment so it can attract big name West End shows and save the council £100,000 in grants between 2013 and 2017.

While the Civic Halls’ main role will always be as concert venues, council bosses want to find a way to make it self sufficient.

A report reveals that income at the Civic Halls was £1.4 million between 2009 and 2012.

But the venue in North Street, which includes the Civic Hall and the Wulfrun Hall has seen a drop of £279,000 on bar takings and £115,000 in hall hire over the past three years. Nonetheless it has managed to pull in big name acts such as Blur.

The conference market is seen as lucrative and a way of helping to bridge the £500,000 a year gap.

The ruling Labour cabinet is keen to make the saving so that it can avoid cuts in other parts of its budget.

Mark Blackstock, manager of the Civic Halls said: “We are quite confident that the entertainment and conferencing market is a dynamic one.

“Any investment should bring good returns.”
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Old October 31st, 2012, 05:34 PM   #119
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Tarmac are leaving Wolverhampton



Shite.

Tarmac are leaving Wolverhampton, moving to Solihull. They've been a figurehead of Wolverhampton for over a hundred years, "inventing" Tarmacadam, and this really will be a huge loss for the city.

The new headquarters will be at Lafarge in Solihull.

http://www.expressandstar.com/news/2...r-500-workers/

Huge blow.
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Old October 31st, 2012, 05:53 PM   #120
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This is bad news but hopefully a good percentage can still commute to LaFarge. I just read some of the comments Badger and I can't believe how small-minded some are - anyone would think we are 2 cities cut-off from each other!!
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