Demolition starting for Bilston's Hop Pole pub as part of market revamp
The demolition of a former Bilston pub will begin next week.
Marston's Hop Pole pub is set to be torn down under council plans to improve the town's outdoor market.
The site on Market Street is leased by Marston's from the council, and the brewery has agreed to surrender its long-term lease.
The local authority plans to enhance links with the bus station and metro and potentially create development land by knocking the building down.
Bulldozers will move in on the site on January 14 and the process is expected to take up to six weeks.
The council has confirmed the market will stay open throughout this time.
Cabinet member for city economy at Wolverhampton council, Councillor John Reynolds, said: “The demolition of the Hop Pole pub is another sign of progress in Bilston.
“It will enable the land to be better utilised for the benefit of the town and, in particular, the outdoor market.
“It is part of the wider regeneration of the area to deliver new homes, new jobs and more investment. It demonstrates our commitment to Bilston and ensures it will continue to be a thriving area.”