City of Wolverhampton Council is holding a community event on Thursday 25 May to consult on the exciting design for the development of a Bilston health and wellbeing facility.

Local residents can view the latest design and talk to the project team near the entrance to Bilston Indoor Market on Church Street (WV14 0AX) between 9am and 8pm.

Feedback from stakeholders and the public at March’s community event at Bilston Outdoor Market has shaped the initial design.

This latest event is another opportunity to feed into the plans and help shape the final design for this important community asset ahead of the formal submission of an outline planning application later this year.

The state of the art health and wellbeing facility is part of the transformative Bilston Health & Regeneration Programme (HaRP) the council secured £20million of Government funding for in March - and it will bring together partners and providers from the health, social care and wellbeing and leisure sectors to support around 18,000 residents.

The facility will be located conveniently next to WV Active Bilston-Bert Williams leisure centre - connecting it to extensive public space improvements and Bilston’s public transport hub.

It will also act as an anchor within the community, investing in early intervention and prevention, giving access to a campus that builds resilience, integrates and transforms primary and community services and brings care closer to people's homes - connecting people, communities and place.

Councillor Stephen Simkins, City of Wolverhampton Council Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Inclusive City Economy, said: “This new facility will provide invaluable health and wellbeing services for the local community,
“We want residents to really get involved in the design process and have their say - and I would urge them to get along to the community event on 25 May. 

“The facility will be located where it can benefit the community the most, right in the centre, making it highly accessible and underpinned by investment in high quality public realm and connectivity. 

“We want our traditional local centres to flourish, and this scheme builds substantially on the investment already made in Bilston in recent years.”

Feedback from the public consultation event can be posted online at SurveyMonkey.

Anyone who requires any further information about the community event should email or call 01952 221281.