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Wolverhampton's transformation - Take a look at the major developments planned in the city

By Andrew Turton | Wolverhampton | News | Published: | Last Updated:

The skyline of Wolverhampton will be transformed over the coming years with a series of huge developments planned.

A new dawn - The skyline of Wolverhampton will be transformed

Staggering sums of cash have been tabled towards several projects in the city bringing new homes and businesses.

Things are set to change for people getting around Wolverhampton and travelling into the city in the coming years.

Work is already under way creating a new look for Wolverhampton Railway Station together with extended Midland Metro line.

Take a look at the multi-million pound transformation of Wolverhampton.

Westside

The Westside development in Wolverhampton

A 12-screen cinema, restaurants and a 100-bed hotel hotel will be at the centre of the Westside development.

Heantun House and the old indoor market have been knocked down to pave the way for the new complex

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Work will start in early 2018.

Molineux Quarter Link Road

The golden pathway will give people a link between the city centre and Molineux

There will be a golden pathway through the city centre linking Molineux with the city centre under these plans.

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The plans would see a new road created over the existing ring road and behind Waterloo Road which is to the right of the image.

The image forms part of a new masterplan put together by Wolverhampton council to improve links for pedestrians and cyclists in and around the city centre.

i9 development

How the i9 office development will look

A striking office building called the i9 would be created close to the city's railway station under proposals.

It will be built on Railway Drive next to the Chubb Buildings and over the road from its i10 counterpart.

Council bosses say work could start around the end of the year and be completed by the end of 2018 at a cost of around £12 million.

Wolverhampton Railway Station

This will be the sight for passengers as they arrive at Wolverhampton Railway Station

Dazzling designs showcase the future look for the city's revamped railway station.

The station will be revamped as part of the ongoing £132 million Interchange project.

The existing Railway Drive will be closed to motorists and eventually, the works will also see a Metro line extension running down the drive to a new stop.

A total of 13 taxi spaces will also be available, whilst the number of spaces available in the extended multi-story car park will almost double – going from 450 to 800.

Take a look at a video fly-through of the new railway station.

Wolverhampton Railway Station new access virtual tour

Mander Centre

How the Mander Centre will look

Shopaholics will be treated to a much-improved experience with work already well under way on transforming the city's Mander Centre, anchored by a new Debenhams store.

It is expected that the new Debenhams will open in October.

It will be the centre piece of the £35 million revamp of the Mander Centre

Victoria Street

How the new square would look

Take a look at this dream vision for Victoria Street with a new pedestrians square created to enhance the area for shoppers.

With not a car in sight, what is currently the busy traffic junction between Victoria Street, Skinner Street and Bell Street in Wolverhampton is re-imagined here as an attractive pedestrianised area basking in glorious sunshine.

Canalside

The canalside area would be transformed under the plans

Restaurants, cafes, bars and outdoor events areas also feature in the ambitious plans.

The new vision for canalside living in the heart of the city has been revealed at an event in Cannes, with council bosses looking to showcase their ideas.

Andrew Turton

By Andrew Turton
Digital Journalist

Digital journalist based at the Express & Star's head office in Wolverhampton. Interested in breaking news and social media. Get in touch on Twitter @aturton_star or andrew.turton@expressandstar.co.uk

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