Westbury Street, Wolverhampton, West Midlands, WV1 1JD
The site is bounded on Westbury Street by the Planet Night Club and on Whitmore Street by the Masjid Alrahma in Wolverhampton City Centre. Opposite the site is Broad Street Car Park, with the Ring Road (A4150) beyond that the north and east. Small pockets of terraced, residential dwellings are also within close proximity to the north, along Thornley Street.
Given the central location of the site, it is highly accessible to a range of services and amenities that would be expected of a city centre. It is approximately a 3-minute walk to the University of Wolverhampton campus and 5 minutes to the main shopping area. This location is also well served by a range of alternative public transport options. On street parking in the vicinity of the site is controlled by double yellow lines, albeit Broad Street car park offers substantial provision.
The site is located at the junction of Westbury Street and Whitmore Street and covers an area of 715 sq.m. It is currently occupied by a two-storey office building known as Westbury House and associated permit holder parking, controlled by a lockable barrier.
The site benefits from planning permission for the demolition of existing buildings and erection of part four, part five storey purpose-built student accommodation block (sui generis) including cycle parking, outdoor amenity space and hard landscaping. Details can be found on the City of Wolverhampton Council website under application number 1/01407/FUL
At present, this arrangement of buildings and land are considered to detract from the streetscene, particularly where the buildings are vacant. The site was originally occupied by the Limerick Inn Pub (now demolished) on the corner of Whitmore Street and Westbury Street. Westbury House was previously used as Hickman’s and Mould Dairy which was later used as the Y.M.C.A. Youth Centre.
- With planning permission for 68 Student Studio Apartments
- Easy access to City Centre and local amenities
- Communal facilities included within scheme
- Within 0.2 miles of University of Wolverhampton