Work to start on next phase of Worcester Street Regeneration, Kidderminster

Following the successful site clearance of the shops on Worcester Street, the next phase of the regeneration of this area of Kidderminster town centre is now underway.

Birmingham based demolition company DSM have been awarded the contract to take down the former Woolworths, Megavalue, Poundland and Sigma Aquatics buildings. This will be a phased demolition which will start imminently and roll out over the next few months.

Councillors at the Cabinet Meeting (Tuesday 13 June 2023) approved the procurement process for the next ‘construction’ stage of the project to regenerate Worcester Street.

Councillor Dan Morehead, Wyre Forest District Council’s Cabinet Member of Economic regeneration, Planning, and the Green Agenda said

“We are very pleased to be progressing this significant regeneration project for Kidderminster which is being funded through the government’s Future High Street Fund.  This project is about improving the appearance and connection of this area of town with Bromsgrove Street and the wider site previously occupied by the Glades Leisure Centre.  It will also create improved access to the new Creative Hub currently being created in the former Magistrates Court.”

The demolition of the redundant retail units will make way for the construction of a completely new proposed attractive outdoor green space in the middle of town which will provide improved access, somewhere for people to sit, relax and meet up, and potentially a children’s play area and coffee shop.

These plans are at the design proposal stage, subject to Council approval and will be the subject of a series of public information events likely to be in August.  Dates and arrangements are being discussed now and will be communicated on the Council’s website and social media channels.

For more information on the regeneration of Kidderminster, visit https://nwedr.org.uk/wyre-forest-new/regenerating-kidderminster/