The decision*, which has been made by Walsall Council and Homes England, marks a major step forward in the process of bringing the site back to life, whilst boosting job creation and investment in the town.
The £60m redevelopment will play an important role in helping address the current supply shortage of industrial and distribution premises in the region.
Henry Boot Developments will begin to work with partners to create a comprehensive scheme masterplan which it will consult on locally. It will also seek to secure all necessary consents to deliver the project with a view to work commencing on site in early 2019.
*The appointment of HBD will be formally ratified once Walsall Council’s Cabinet fully approves the redevelopment proposals, which is expected to follow in the coming months.