Stuart Anderson MP has hosted Minister Christopher Pincher MP in a visit to Wolverhampton. The Minister for Housing visited the City on Friday, the 21st of May to see the National Brownfield Institute, a flagship initiative in research that pioneers the regeneration of brownfield sites.
The Minister was given a tour of the site being built at the Springfield campus at the University of Wolverhampton. Stuart has been supporting the new research centre. He rigorously campaigned for the initial funding, which was delivered through a grant for £14.9 million from the Government’s Get Building Fund. As a member of the Towns Board, Stuart has also been campaigning for the National Brownfield Institute to get its fair share from the Towns Fund which has recently seen Wolverhampton receive £25 million.
Stuart has welcomed the Minister’s support for the new centre, which will be at the cutting edge of finding new methods of construction. The investment will secure Wolverhampton’s position as a global leader in sustainable construction, circular economy, and the regeneration of brownfield sites in Wolverhampton and beyond. The National Brownfield Institute will also deliver new jobs and skills, a key pillar of the Government’s strategy to level up opportunities in green growth.
Stuart Anderson MP said: “It was fantastic to host Housing Minister Chris Pincher MP in our city. I want to see Wolverhampton at the beating heart of research into new, more sustainable, and environmentally-friendly methods of construction. The National Brownfield Institute has great potential to deliver more affordable homes, while supporting the environment and wider construction sector at this challenging time. I work closely with the University of Wolverhampton and it is brilliant to see this flagship initiative coming into fruition. As we build back better from COVID-19, this brilliant scheme will help to deliver the skills, jobs, and infrastructure that we need to accelerate our recovery.”
Minister for Housing The Rt Hon Christopher Pincher MP said: “I was really pleased to join Stuart at the National Brownfield Institute. We’re on a mission to build back better and level up opportunities to get more people on the housing ladder. As we do so, the National Brownfield Institute at the University of Wolverhampton will be a leader in sustainable construction. It will help us to pioneer new technologies that turn old buildings into new homes which will be fit for the future, better for the environment, and more affordable for households across the region and further afield.”