New Black Country Ambulance Service HQ approved

The go-ahead has been given for West Midlands Ambulance Service to build a brand new super hub in the Black Country after plans were approved for a site in Oldbury.

Sandwell Council approved a proposal for a 7,725 square metre, three-storey building on Shidas Lane which was originally submitted in December last year.

The new hub will become home for many West Midlands Ambulance Service teams - and a total of over 400 members of staff - with a call centre, training facilities, storage and car parking spaces on site. 

The site of the proposed operational hub, which is within Percy Business Park, is described as an in-filled former lagoon. In the application, agents Webb Gray said that the proposed development will provide 'a new operational hub for WMAS'. They added:

“The facility is required to complete their network across the region and will accommodate the ‘Operations, Hazardous Area Response Team’ (HART) for the region, maintenance for the fleet, stores, distribution and teaching/training for ambulance staff."

The proposal is supported by 365 car parking spaces and 70 large vehicle on-site spaces.


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