Regeneration plans for Wolverhampton's Southside area have taken another step forward with the demolition of the property neighbouring the former Netto building almost complete.

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Contractors are tearing down the former furniture shop at the corner of Snow Hill and Cleveland Street.

Clearance of the former Netto building was completed in April.

Both sites will be incorporated within the existing car parks to provide additional revenue income to the council ahead of the regeneration of the area.

Councillor John Reynolds, City of Wolverhampton Council Cabinet Member for City Economy, said: "Good progress is being made in the Southside area of the city.

"The demolition of these buildings sets up a key regeneration opportunity for Wolverhampton.

"The interest generated in Westside from a large number of the UK's leading developers and investors shows the appetite to invest in the city.

"More than £992 million of city centre investment is either on site or in the pipeline."

The council has also bought land and property at 1 to 5 Bell Street to strengthen its land ownership in the area with demolition of these properties also in the pipeline.

Across the Southside area, the £4 million expansion and redevelopment of Casino 36 is advancing, with the Temple Street venue expected to open later this year - and recruitment for 100 jobs already underway.

  • released: Friday 17 June, 2016