Construction Enquirer News Placefirst to built 370 canal-side homes at Lower Horseley Fields site

One of the north’s leading build to rent developers has submitted a planning application for 370 new homes in the heart of Wolverhampton’s historic Canalside Quarter.

Salford-based Placefirst plans to build the £65m development close to Wolverhampton’s £150m transport Interchange on land off Lower Horseley Fields in the city centre.

Designed by J M Architects, it is the developer’s first scheme in the Midlands and will see several heritage canal-side properties restored.

The proposed development will regenerate this historic canalside location, creating a new promenade, public open spaces, landscaping and the restoration of listed buildings. New pedestrian access to the canal towpath will be provided. 


David Mawson, chief executive for Placefirst, said: “With having delivered major regeneration schemes in the north of England, we’re really excited that our first proposed development in the Midlands will be transformational for such a prominent heritage location.   

“The vision for this Canalside development is more than new build homes, as our focus is on opening up the canal for public use and creating a thriving community in the heart of the city centre.” 

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