The site presents many opportunities to enhance the area and address some of the challenges that have limited use of the site. We have taken these into consideration with the initial development of our plans.
The site is located in Friar Park in the suburbs of Wednesbury. It is currently accessed from Friar Park Road and Kent Road, and the Bescot rail sidings are situated immediately to the north-east. Walsall Road and Tame Bridge Parkway railway station is close-by to the south east, providing good links to other surrounding towns and cities.
A large area of the site was previously used as a sewage treatment plant, as well as for landfill and other industrial uses. This means that there is contamination below the ground which will need to be treated before development can take place. Part of the site is also within an area of historic coal and ironstone mine workings. The land is now made up of grazing and scrub land, and there are some derelict farm buildings in the north.