The development of a City Learning Quarter has been highlighted as a key project in Wolverhampton's Skills and Employment Action Plan.

Providing learning opportunities for local people of all ages and all backgrounds is a top priority for the city, as outlined by the Leader of City of Wolverhampton Council, Councillor Roger Lawrence, in his State of the City Address last night.

The City Learning Quarter will be developed around the Old Hall Street area of the city centre.

This includes the City of Wolverhampton College's Metro One Campus, the council's Adult Education Service, and Central Library.

The aim is to improve the offer to all users of the library, college and adult education provision.

The City Learning Quarter will also see investment in the buildings and public realm around them as part of Wolverhampton's regeneration programme.

Councillor John Reynolds, Cabinet Member for City Economy, said: "Plans for the City Learning Quarter are in the early stages and we will reveal more detail in the coming months.

"It is vital we improve the city's learning, apprenticeship and employment offers to young people and adults in Wolverhampton.

"The City Learning Quarter will help achieve this and allow education and skills providers to flourish and grow together.

"It will also regenerate this area of the city centre by providing increased footfall."

  • released: Thursday 2 February, 2017