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Halesowen Town Centre Redevelopment

Halesowen Town Centre Projects Ridge & Partners LLP

The Cornbow Shopping Centre is a landmark building in Halesowen town centre in the West Midlands. Since opening in 1967 it has provided locals with much of their day-to-day shopping but in recent years some of its elements needed reinvestment to bring them up to speed with contemporary shoppers’ aspirations.

The shopping centre’s owner, Vale (Retail) Ltd, developed plans to transform the mall by adding an Asda supermarket underneath a new multi-storey car park and giving the new centre a dramatic facelift. The project had significant potential to disrupt Halesowen so Ridge was drafted in to manage the scheme and mitigate its impact.

The project required a complex Compulsory Purchase Order process, which took some 15 months to run its course. During this time our experts managed key enabling projects with our project partners Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council and Centro, which provides public transport infrastructure in the West Midlands.

This involved the challenge of diverting many of Halesowen’s critical transport services whilst ensuring that the town was able to remain functional. For example, the main road through Halesowen was converted to a one way system to ensure continued access during the works whilst minimising the impact on traffic circulation.

Once the main project commenced, Ridge oversaw the careful demolition of the existing buildings around the principle power supply for Halesowen. We also organised the construction phases to be as efficient as possible, with the Asda and bus station being constructed alongside each other by separate contractors, simultaneously. Our experts ensured that the complex project was delivered extremely efficiently and with minimal disruption to the town.

Halesowen Town Centre  Projects Ridge & Partners LLP

Halesowen Town Centre Projects Ridge & Partners LLP

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Halesowen Town Centre  Projects Ridge & Partners LLP

Halesowen Town Centre Projects Ridge & Partners LLP

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Halesowen Town Centre  Projects Ridge & Partners LLP

Halesowen Town Centre Projects Ridge & Partners LLP

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Halesowen Town Centre  Projects Ridge & Partners LLP

Halesowen Town Centre Projects Ridge & Partners LLP

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Halesowen Town Centre  Projects Ridge & Partners LLP

Halesowen Town Centre Projects Ridge & Partners LLP

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