Dudley town centre
High quality office space is being created in Dudley in landmark buildings in the town. Work to refurbish Elizabeth House, Holloway Chambers and Holloway Hall, all in Priory Street, is now complete; a project that will create office space to cater for around 50 jobs.
The buildings sit in the town’s civic quarter which is also a conservation area and work will be sensitively carried out to maintain the historic feel while creating modern office space.
The buildings are next to Carvers Café which sits on the corner of Priory Street and Stone Street Square and is also set for a major regeneration scheme.
Brierley Hill is the strategic centre for Dudley borough and provides many fantastic investment opportunities.
The area is home to the Merry Hill Shopping Centre, the Waterfront Offices, a number of key community and industrial buildings as well as a busy high street and market place.
Under the approved planning framework the area is set to receive an estimated £1.5bn of investment and by 2026 it is expected to have an 220,000m2 of office floor space, 95,000m2 of retail floor space and 2,940 new homes.
The Waterfront boasts 650,000 square feet of high quality office space that is set in an idyllic canal marina area. Establish occupiers include Virgin Media and West Midlands Ambulance Service.
Dudley borough is home to the flagship Pensnett Trading Estate, which comprises 185 acres of land including 25 acres of development space. It is the largest secure industrial estate in Europe and is home to the £1.5m development Progress Point, which will include 21,000 square feet of new warehouse and industrial units when it completes this year.
Coombs Wood Business Park in Halesowen comprises a mixture of office and industrial units with excellent access to junctions 2 and 3 of the M5 motorway.
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Dudley borough has an impressive and diverse business base.
We have a strong manufacturing sector providing 16,000 jobs and in Dudley and 90,000 in the wider Black Country. Dudley borough’s manufacturing sector employs 15% of its workforce, higher than the national average of 9%.
The Black Country City Deal features an ambitious package of measures to support growth of high value manufacturing by creating an additional £1bn (Gross Value Added). Dudley borough will play a key role in this with sites across the area identified.
Our retail sector is also very strong with the UK’s fourth largest shopping centre, Merry Hill Shopping Centre, located in the borough. With more than 300 stores and a range of eatery and leisure facilities it attracts 23.5 million visitors every year.