A £4MILLION project to transform two landmark buildings in Dudley is getting underway as part of work to create a new Entertainment Quarter in the town.

The Dudley Entertainment Quarter scheme is a part of Dudley Council’s regeneration vision for the town centre.

Hush Property Developments is renovating and repurposing Dudley's former museum and art gallery, the Old Glasshouse restaurant, and a neighbouring office block.

The result will be a new leisure offer in Stone Street Square, to entice more people into the town and help boost the night-time economy.

The Grade II listed former museum and art gallery is being repurposed as a hospitality and leisure venue, with food and drink, indoor cricket and mini-golf, laser tag, and escape rooms.

It will also house a Duncan Edwards collection, where people will be able to see prized memorabilia from the legendary footballer’s life.

The Old Glasshouse restaurant in Priory Street has already reopened as a sports bar as part of the project and the adjoining office block is being converted into a boutique hotel.

Councillor Patrick Harley, leader of Dudley Council, said: “We are delighted to see work the renovation and repurposing work get underway at the former museum and art gallery building.

“The Dudley Entertainment Quarter will be a fantastic addition to Dudley town centre’s regeneration programme and people will be pleased to see how the work is retaining and enhancing some of the original features of two historic buildings.”

He said the Entertainment Quarter will be a “welcome boost to the town’s night-time economy while creating 40 new jobs”.

Hayley Andrews, co-director of Hush Property Developments – part of the HP Group, said: “We're thrilled to begin the transformation in the Dudley Entertainment Quarter, showcasing our commitment to the town's revitalisation. Our efforts go beyond the investments and renovations; they represent our belief in Dudley's bright future.

“This project is close to our hearts, blending our enthusiasm for development with a genuine affection for the town's heritage, and owning a piece of it is a real honour. We're not just business owners; we're part of the Dudley community, committed to breathing new life into it.

“Our ambition is to create vibrant, engaging spaces that everyone can enjoy, injecting life and energy into the town centre.”