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Dudley Guest Hospital site transformed into homes as work complete

By Dayna Farrington | Dudley | Property | Published:

The transformation of a former hospital in Dudley is now complete following an extensive programme to build dozens of new homes.

Work has been carried out to transform the well-known site

The restoration of the locally listed former Porter's Lodge and the administration building at Dudley Guest Hospital has created Bourne Hall – a new development of 29 luxury apartments, alongside 127 new homes at Tipton Road.

Building work started in November 2015.

The site sits opposite Black Country Living Museum

The scheme was named Butler's Crescent, in tribute to renowned Black Country architect Albert Thomas Butler who was responsible for modifications to the previous hospital building.

Of the new homes, 118 have now been sold with the remaining 39 available for rent through the council.

Wates Residential North has delivered the new development in partnership with Dudley Council and Homes England.

The site of the former Dudley Guest Hospital, off the Tipton Road, has been transformed into apartments and houses

Richard Shroll, managing director of Wates, said: "Our completion of Butler’s Crescent marks the conclusion of a complex but rewarding build programme and myself and the team are extremely proud of what has been achieved here.

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"The restoration of the former Porter’s Lodge and Bourne Hall has been carried out with the utmost care and attention and it stands proudly at the heart of a diverse residential development rich in local heritage.”

Luxury homes have been created inside

The hospital closed more than a decade ago after most departments, including A&E, moved to Russells Hall Hospital. It was built in 1849 for injured miners, before chainmaker Joseph Guest turned it into a hospital.

In 2016, the derelict and overgrown former hospital site caught the eye of film-makers and featured in the critically-acclaimed post-apocalyptic horror, The Girl with all the Gifts, which starred Glenn Close and Gemma Arterton.

Dayna Farrington

By Dayna Farrington
Senior reporter based at Wolverhampton

Reporter for the Express & Star based at Wolverhampton.

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