These are exciting times for people living on the Lyng. The estate’s redevelopment is part of a wider regeneration programme transforming West Bromwich.
Hundreds of millions of pounds are being spent on revitalising the town, making it one of the largest regeneration schemes taking place in the UK.
The programme include:
- A state-of-the-art £11 million leisure centre in Moor Street
- Sandwell College’s futuristic-looking central campus in Spon Lane, which caters for up to 10,000 students
- The Tesco retail extension to provide modern shopping and leisure facilities in the heart of the town
- Top quality office facilities at Providence Place, which is already home to the town’s new BT building
- A £6.5 million scheme to restore Dartmouth Park to its former glory
- £25 million of improvements to the A41 junction at the gateway to West Bromwich town centre
- The new £10 million hi-tech police West Midlands Police headquarters.
Sport and recreation
The Lyng enjoys the benefits of a new £11 million leisure centre and swimming pool complex on its doorstep. The complex opened on Moor St West Bromwich in the summer of 2014.
It boasts a 25 metre pool with a learner pool, a sauna and steam room, a four-court sports hall, a 100-station fitness suite, two dance studios / activity rooms, an indoor children’s adventure play centre and a café.
There are also some beautiful open spaces on the estate’s doorstep, including the Grade II listed Dartmouth Park in Reform Street, West Bromwich. Its range of facilities includes a play area, ornamental lakes, gym equipment, floral displays, sensory garden and a community pavilion with viewing tower.
Sandwell Valley Country Park is 10 minutes’ walk from the town centre and has 660 acres to hike round, or you can just go for a quiet stroll through woods, farmland, pools and streams. There’s plenty of bird watching opportunities and cyclists can bring their own bikes or hire them.
Sandwell Park Farm, in Salters Lane, West Bromwich, is a fully restored working Victorian farm, with walled kitchen gardens, a museum and tea rooms.
The Lyng is also close to The Hawthorns, home of West Bromwich Albion FC, so you don’t have to go far to experience the excitement of Premier League football.