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The ongoing £65million transformation of Dudley town centre has received national recognition after the work was shortlisted for two prestigious awards. 

Dudley Council’s planning and economic regeneration division has been earmarked for a potential double success for its work in delivering the vision for the town centre.

The national Placemaking Awards 2015 have shortlisted the Dudley town centre work for an award for the best use of heritage in place making and a separate award for being the best project in The West Midlands. The awards revolve around the team’s work to develop the emerging Dudley Area Action Plan and to deliver a vision which retains and builds on the town’s heritage assets. Work has included the Townscape Heritage Initiative which has seen £2 million invested to repair and reinstate historic buildings throughout the town. These have included restoration works on the former Co-Operative department store on High Street, current work on the Fountain Arcade, as well as works to restore Charlton House, 168 High Street, Baylies Hall in Tower Street and the office refurbishment to Elizabeth House and Holloway Chambers in the town.

The ongoing £10.1million project to develop Castle Hill as a major tourist attraction, the £6.7million revamp of Dudley marketplace which is due to complete in the summer and the £48million redevelopment of Dudley College also play a key role in the award shortlisting.

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