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Regeneration and investment

Former Bloxwich post office to become incubation and digital access centre: New CGI’s show what it could look like

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Bloxwich Launchpad, an exciting new development for Bloxwich town centre, will offer facilities for residents to access digital support and training, as well as space for entrepreneurs to form and grow their businesses.

A computer generated image of a building, it's grey and sandy coloured with a green sign at the front that says Launchpad Bloxwich

The digital access centre, which will be situated on the ground floor of the former post office, will be conveniently located in the centre of Bloxwich, offering easy access to residents that need help with their digital skills, with delivery through a range of local partners community groups and stakeholders to ensure a vibrant mix of services are on offer.

The first floor will be transformed into an incubation centre, with facilities including meeting rooms, crafting space and a print room, to support entrepreneurs.

The new centre requires a complete refurbishment of the former Post Office in Market Place and it is hoped that Bloxwich Launchpad will be open for business around September 2024.

“ Bloxwich Launchpad is an exciting and much-needed project that will give residents the opportunity to access digital skills support and training in a convenient, central location, whilst helping entrepreneurs to grow their businesses.

Stakeholder engagement highlighted that local businesses found that ensuring local people had the right skills was important for being able to recruit, expand and grow the local economy. Providing quality facilities like this to enable people to upskill will help us to create more opportunities for local people and businesses “

Councillor Adrian Andrew, Deputy Leader and Portfolio Holder for Regeneration
Walsall Council

The Post Office has relocated to Tradeworld (Home Bargains) on Bloxwich High Street following its closure earlier in 2023. The Council purchased the building with plans to modernise and extend it, in order to provide modern facilities to aid business growth and digital skills in the borough.

The borough of Walsall is in the middle of a £1.5billion transformative programme of investment. Bloxwich Launchpad is one of 5 projects under the Bloxwich Town Deal and has received Government Town Deal funding as part of the £25million in total that has been secured for Bloxwich.

Other projects under Bloxwich Town Deal will help to improve connectivity between Bloxwich and the wider Walsall area, creating improved public transport and active travel routes.

Further details can be found on the Walsall Council website: Bloxwich and Walsall Town Deal | Walsall Council

 

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