The scheme is designed to accommodate the council’s fleet services operation, which is due to relocate from its current Culwell Street depot to pave the way for hundreds of new homes as part of the Brewers Yard regeneration masterplan.

The relocation of fleet services and redevelopment of the Hickman Avenue site will look to create a further 110 construction jobs, enable the reduction of the council’s carbon footprint by 215 tonnes of CO2 and support its programme to deliver a fleet of electric vehicles.

City of Wolverhampton Council cabinet member for City Environment and Climate Change, Councillor Steve Evans, said: ‘Achieving outline planning approval moves us a step closer to the regeneration of two strategically important city sites and will deliver huge benefits in terms of jobs, businesses and homes to help rejuvenate our city centre.

‘The proposed relocation of our fleet services operation will make it more efficient and the redevelopment of the Hickman Avenue site will provide a major uplift to the city’s wholesale market.

‘The Hickman Avenue redevelopment also forms part of the Council’s climate change commitment, enabling the transition of its combustion engine fleet to EV.’