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Regenerating Sandwell

Sandwell is growing. Up to £3bn of investment between 2022 and 2027 will fund regeneration across the six towns, improving quality of life and making Sandwell a more sustainable, greener place. The £3bn Pipeline includes 69 regeneration projects being delivered across Sandwell funded by a range of public and private sector investment.

We’ll be investing in all our six towns, resulting in:

  • More than 5,000 new homes
  • More than £53million invested in five education and skills facilities
  • Helping 4,000+ new learners and apprentices
  • £63million investment in new employment and commercial floorspace, which will also create and safeguard jobs.

Our regeneration plans aim to improve the quality of life for our residents, create more well-paid, fulfilling jobs and a healthier, wealthier Sandwell.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the purpose of the Regeneration Pipeline?

The pipeline sets out the major investment projects that the Council, its partners, and the private sector intend to deliver in Sandwell within the period 2022 to 2027. It represents strategically important infrastructure and housing projects that are key to the regeneration of Sandwell. The pipeline demonstrates our determination to bring meaningful change to the borough and improve Sandwell for all.

How is the Regeneration Pipeline funded?

The Regeneration Pipeline is funded from a combination of private sector and public sector investment. Private companies and investors represent by far the largest investors in the Borough especially into residential and employment schemes. Whilst many of the individual schemes in the Pipeline have an agreed funding strategy, there are some projects that are not funded at all or are not commercially viable to take forward to implementation.

It is the role of Sandwell Council to work with developers and investors to secure funding and address viability gaps to enable these schemes to proceed. The key investors in the Regeneration Pipeline over the next five years are as follows: –

  • Private Sector – Investment in Residential & Commercial developments (£400m)
  • Private Sector – Investment in Energy related schemes (£350m)
  • Private Sector – BT OpenReach – Investment in Digital Infrastructure in Sandwell (£40m)
  • Public Sector – Department for Education investment in primary and secondary schools in Sandwell (£100m)
  • Public Sector – Department for Transport (City Region Sustainable Travel Settlement) – £150m investment in Transport Schemes
  • Public Sector – Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities – Investment in Towns Fund Programme – 16 schemes (£67.5m)
  • Public Sector – Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council – Investment in Housing / Health Centre / Aquatics Centre (£160m)
  • Transport for West Midlands – Investment in Metro Extension (£160m) and other local transport schemes (£35m)
  • Housing Associations – Investment in Social Housing (£100m)

How will we find out how the Regeneration Pipeline is progressing?

Sandwell Council will review progress every six months against all projects in the Pipeline and publish a report in the public domain and on this website.  Visit the Resources section for an update on the projects on site currently.

Will the Regeneration Pipeline change over time?

Yes. New projects will be added to the Pipeline by the Council after they have been considered by our Cabinet. If the sponsor of a scheme on the existing Pipeline advises that it cannot proceed, then the project will be removed by the Council via formal Cabinet decision.

Featured project

  • January 1970
  • £29,800,000

Swan Lane Housing Development

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