A new complex for the elderly has opened as part of a multimillion pound regeneration scheme in Sandwell.

As part of plans to revitalise Wednesbury town centre, St John's Court in Lower High Street has been built to replace demolished bungalows in Camphill Lane.

The complex is part of a major redevelopment scheme which will see retail giant Morrisons open a new superstore in the town, creating hundreds of jobs. The development will be on 73,000 sq ft of land between Holyhead Road and Union Street.

The scheme includes a new indoor market, housing office and public square, and a bus station which has already been built by Centro. Better car parking and pedestrian and cycle links are also integral to the redevelopment.

Sandwell Council is making a compulsory purchase order for the scheme, which should be finalised within the next six to eight weeks, before discussing the programme of construction works with supermarket giant Morrisons.

The indoor market is likely to form the next phase of work, followed by the construction of the Morrisons' store and public square.