City of Wolverhampton Council will tomorrow begin marketing the former Heath Town Baths and Library as part of wider regeneration plans for the area.

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The aim is to find a long term use for the Grade II listed building which closed 10 years ago, with services being relocated elsewhere.

The site sits at the heart of old Heath Town off the Wolverhampton Road, in close proximity to the Heath Town estate, which is due to undergo a multi million pound revamp.

City of Wolverhampton Council and Wolverhampton Homes are working in partnership to regenerate the estate with proposals for new housing and investment in the retained blocks, including environmental and landscape works.

Heath Town Baths and Library has been identified as a building of community value through the Heathfield Park Neighbourhood Plan.

The council is keen to see the historic building refurbished for community use and the adjoining land developed for mixed housing to boost the area as a whole.

Expressions of interest are now being invited as the first part of a 2 stage marketing process.

Councillor John Reynolds, Cabinet Member for City Economy, said: "The building is a much loved part of Heath Town and an important part of the heritage of the city.

"It is vital we seek someone who will see its potential and be prepared to invest in its future.

"The council is working with the local community to find an appropriate solution and we will continue to work with all stakeholders who have an interest in the building's future."

  • released: Wednesday 9¬†March, 2016