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The next steps of a feasibility study to regenerate the town centre and how services are accessed by the community in Redditch, have been taken.

DragonGate Market Intelligence, a leading light in understanding redesign of major developments, has been commissioned by Redditch Borough Council.

It’s part of the Council’s agreed options study, which would look into the possibilities of regeneration and the creation of a community hub.

The Council’s Executive Board Member for Economic Regeneration, Cllr David Bush, said: “Some of town’s assets are underused or in need of replacement.

“So, as part of our plans to regenerate the town centre, we are looking at creating a Community Hub in the town which will offer services to customers and the community in one place.

“It’s a massive scheme and could have implications for our partners, including the Police and County Council, and beyond, so it’s important all options are researched and evaluated.”

DragonGate are carrying out engagement specifically looking at site options and their future needs for service provision.
Once the engagement has been completed then a business case will be submitted to Council in the Spring.

Head of Local Government at DragonGate, Steve Atkinson, said: “This is a unique opportunity for the Council and partners to come together and reshape services around the needs of the customer, the workforce and the local economy.

“The Council is taking a very positive step in making this as inclusive as possible of all public, and potentially private, sector partners - ensuring duplication is avoided and that we do not miss out on opportunities to join up our activities for the benefit of residents and businesses.

“It is part of a wide ranging and ambitious scheme and we are delighted to be working with the Council in agreeing a far-reaching vision, backed by sound decision-making”