Union Mill Masterplan, Wolverhampton
Major £65m city centre regeneration scheme granted detailed and listed building consent!
This transformative regeneration scheme of 366 new homes and commercial space is located in the heart of Wolverhampton’s historic Canalside Quarter.
The proposal creates a tight knit, community focused development; informed by its historical context of conservation areas, listed buildings and canalside frontage. A distinct, yet sensitive design approach strengthens the industrial heritage that defines the area and brings activity back to the waterside.
The scheme involves the restoration of several listed buildings along with a number of new build elements. The new build elements draw inspiration from the surrounding industrial heritage, with a material palette in keeping with the local vernacular. Commercial units are incorporated into the east of the site within one of the existing historic buildings to create a destination for residents and the local community.
Distinctive public realm spaces are created including a new promenade running along the canal reconnecting the site back to the wider area and fostering canalside activity.
The proposal will transform this brownfield site into a vibrant, canalside neighbourhood. It will provide the city with high quality, sustainable urban living which takes full advantage of the fantastic waterways.
Credit: Chris Nutton-Jones, jmarchitects Manchester