As the retail focus of Dudley town centre shifts to meet modern needs and aspirations, so the existing retail areas need to be re-invented and rejuvenated. Trident Triangle will demonstrate how this can be achieved through the re-development of retail units along the south western end of the High Street and replacement with apartments and town houses fronting not only the street but Inhedge gardens to the north.
The remainder of the Trident Centre will be reconfigured to suit the needs of modern retailers and bar and restaurant operators, and to provide an enhanced frontage onto the High Street. The Old Meeting House will be given an enhanced setting through the creation of a new public square, with pedestrian access enhanced through and around Inhedge by improving natural surveillance from adjoining houses and apartments. Inhedge will be restored and enhanced, creating part of a strengthened network of intimate streets, squares and courtyards from St Thomas' (Top Church) through to Priory Street, Stone Street Square, Tower Street and beyond to the Castle.
Land Use: Partial redevelopment and reconfiguration of Trident Triangle might retain about 3,300 sq metres of retail floor space at the same time as delivering around 60 new homes.