Kidderminster Town Centre Vision

NEW Masterplanning, working with, HemingwayDesign on behalf of Wyre Forest District Council and the local community have prepared an optimistic twenty year Vision for Kidderminster town centre.

We believe that by 2040 Kidderminster will be known as a purposeful, forward-thinking town centre. A sustainable place that celebrates its heritage and natural environment. An independent place that attracts entrepreneurs and creative thinking. A social place enlivened by its town centre living, public spaces, café culture and evening economy. An inclusive place that cares about the health, welfare and education of current and future generations. A friendly place that understands how to relax and enjoy life. This is an optimistic Vision for Kidderminster town centre. It places culture, learning, health, the environment and most importantly people at the heart of the town. It is a vision that celebrates Kidderminster’s heritage, bringing historic buildings back to life. It is an inclusive vision, by and for local people, just under 2000 of whom contributed their views and ideas.

‘NEW masterplanning and Hemingway Design have produced a terrific twenty-year Vision for Kidderminster. It shows how we can use our natural and built assets such as heritage, green corridors, water and our public realm to attract new investment and create a strong town centre identity that will ensure that it is sustainable and resilient for future years to come. It is an exemplar approach for the wider Greater Birmingham & Solihull LEP area (who co-funded the commission) and we are already using it as the mainstay for our recently submitted Levelling Up fund bid.’

Mike Parker, Corporate Director, Wyre Forest District Council