Entertainment quarter scheme gathers pace

The Dudley Entertainment Quarter project, which aims to transform several landmark buildings in Dudley’s town centre, is gaining momentum as Hush Property Developments submits the planning application for the Dudley Museum and Arts Gallery.

The £4m project is expected to create approximately 40 jobs in the area and attract more visitors to the town.

Led by Hush Property Developments, part of the HP Group, the project involves the renovation and transformation of Dudley’s former Museum and Art gallery, the Old Glasshouse restaurant, and a neighbouring office block.

The development will create a new leisure zone around Stone Street Square, offering a variety of entertainment options for locals and tourists alike.

Co-director of Hush Property Developments, Hayley Andrews, said: “We are thrilled to be part of this exciting development, which will bring a new lease of life to these beautiful historic buildings in Dudley. Our determination to get the project underway and open the venues for the enjoyment of the people of Dudley and those travelling in from further afield is unwavering.”

The Dudley Entertainment Quarter project aims to repurpose the former Museum and Art gallery into a hospitality and leisure venue, featuring food and drink huts, indoor cricket, laser tagging, mini-golf, escapology rooms, and other activities.

The Old Glasshouse restaurant, vacant for the past 12 months, will be reopened, while the adjoining office block will be converted into a boutique hotel.

Paul Andrews, co-director of Hush Property Developments, said: “Seeing Dudley Council at MIPIM and their commitment to attracting investment to the area gave us the confidence that Dudley was the right place for us to continue to invest in. This was further cemented when we listened to Councillor Harley on Black Country radio and then subsequently met him to discuss this project. His passion for Dudley is infectious and his efforts, together with those of his Council Officers, have been instrumental in our decision to focus our investments on this fantastic town.”

Cllr Patrick Harley, leader of Dudley Council, said: “Our presence at last year’s MIPIM is now bearing results. Can I thank Hush Properties for their dedication and commitment to regenerating Dudley Town centre. This project will create a massive boost to the local economy and overnight create what is missing with a night-time economy.”

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