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Old March 18th, 2017, 02:29 AM   #1
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This huge site covers the former Royal Hospital and the Wolverhampton Corporation tram depot (later used as a bus depot and then a car park).

Some of the hospital has already been demolished for a cancelled Tesco scheme. The site will now be "predominantly residential" and so far we have had a planning application (approved) for one corner, the bus depot.

As of 17/03/17 they are currently demolishing the bus depot and it has no roof right now.


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(The Midland Metro runs past the old tram depot but there is no connection between the two)


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146 homes, including some town houses which restore the line of Cleveland Road, which was once a major thoroughfare (since been bypassed by the Bilston Road and cut off by the Ring Road).

Future phases will include the beautiful former hospital buildings being converted into residential.


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Nearest public transport: The Royal (Metro), adjacent
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Old March 18th, 2017, 06:47 AM   #2
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Is the conversion of the former hospital buildings into residential part of the 146 dwellings or additional?
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Additional. I think it's something like 600 homes altogether? Although I might be thinking ofs somewhere else.
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Is the diagram at the top of the page Phase 1?
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Yeah. It'll be a huge development overall. That's why the failure of the Tesco scheme was so bad.
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Looks good. It'll be great to see those lovely old hospital buildings restored and back in use.

It's a shame the tram depot couldn't have been kept but it's obviously a difficult building to convert into something else.
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Full demolition is now well underway. Tried to take some photos but it's too sunny. Considering they're working on a Sunday I think this will come down pretty quickly. Looked about a quarter through.
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Quick progress being made. I quite liked the depot in its style and impact on the road it was facing. It's quite a shame and I hope they saved some of the signage as it was quite attractive.

However, if this delivers a high quality scheme and the Royal is rennovated well, I'm happy witht he sacrifice, and hopefully it can make town more alive.

Wolves town is suffering a bit from expensive parking, and expensive and lacking public transport, so the amount of people within walking distance increasing will really help, especially with the proximity to Westside and the new markets.
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Looks like ground works are going on on another plot, to the right just behind Dixon's.
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The tram depot has gone now - the gable roofed part.





It was extended when it was turned instead into a bus depot, that extension is still to be demolished.

Didn't realise but the Cleveland club has already gone (can see that in the Google Maps picture in my first post).

There are a few machines around including some on the site of the actual hospital doing ground works, so this ain't Masshouse Man, I think this could all come together quite quickly.

This was the Cleveland club:


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Will be replaced pretty much like for like in scale with town houses.

Like many of the streets in Coventry, this was once an important thoroughfare - this was the A41, which was the main road from London to the North West... it was bypassed by the Bilston Road, and then cut off by the Ring Road so now this is a dead space.
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Pretty far in now.



Just walked back from Priestfield along this road and it's striking how much Cleveland Road has died down from what it once was. It feels like it should be a big street but there's nothing on it. Hopefully this development goes some way to restoring the street.
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This Stone Sign
https://www.flickr.com/photos/dofart...in/dateposted/ has been saved along with the other stone Sign "Out of Darkness Cometh Light " has also been saved and both signs will be going to the BCLM, the thirs Stone Sign that was in Bilston Road was not saved "Wolverhampton Corporation Transport Depment "
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Irritatingly, that was the one I liked!

Great news about the other two.
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Sadly when I got there this is all that was left of the word Corporation https://www.flickr.com/photos/dofart...7640175391844/
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My homage to the tram depot (or to the sign, anyway).

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I saw the demolition from Bilston Road in Wolverhampton yesterday.

Views from the Bilston Road.



S. J. Dixon & Son Ltd.



My first view of the former Royal Hospital.



Detail of the Grade II listed building.





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Some other views.

From Gordon Street of the ex hospital building.





Other views of the S. J. Dixon & Son Ltd. building



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Next phase. The main hospital building will be converted into 54 apartments, with 196 further homes built around it on the grounds, on top of the 146 being built on the bus depot.



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