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Bourne Hall at Butler’s Crescent is a stunning collection of 29 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments, set in an historically important refurbished Guest Hospital building in Dudley.

Originally designed by architect William Bourne, Bourne Hall served as the administration building and has now been carefully refurbished to feature contemporary designed apartments with a focus on comfort, convenience and style. Each property is superbly appointed and well planned for the very best of modern living making them perfect homes for young professionals or downsizers.


Each desirable home has space to breathe. Roads are wide with natural vegetation lining most streets. The overall development has been considered for lifestyles.

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PARKER – 2 Bedroom Apartments
EARL – 2 Bedroom Apartments
TILLEY – 2 Bedroom House
WALKER – 3 Bedroom House
HIPKINS – 3 Bedroom House
POOLE – 3 Bedroom House
COLDICOTT – 3 Bedroom House
BRIDGEWATER – 4 Bedroom House
WOODHOUSE – 4 Bedroom House
GARRATT – 4 Bedroom House
TAYLOR – 4 Bedroom House
Affordable Housing

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Please see our sales advisor for more detailed information regarding site layout and landscaping.


The Dudley Guest Hospital boasts a rich history and has played a prominent role in Dudley life over the years.

The original buildings on site began life in 1849 as almshouses and were built on behalf of the Earl of Dudley as accommodation for the local limestone miners who were blinded whilst working on his estate. Sadly the accommodation was not used and remained vacant for some years. In 1867, Joseph Guest, a prosperous nail worker invested a significant sum towards the creation of a hospital for Dudley. The unused almshouses were selected as the ideal site and the Earl of Dudley paid for all alterations, furniture and medical equipment.

The ‘Guest Hospital’, named in memory of Joseph Guest, was officially opened on 25 October 1871 by the Earl and Countess of Dudley. From its first four admissions in the first week of opening, the hospital grew rapidly with the addition of a Children’s Ward around 1875, an infectious diseases facility plus separate male and female operating rooms, so that by 1896 a total of 736 patients had received treatment.

The hospital thrived from the early 1900s onwards with the addition of facilities and services. From the opening of an Eye Department in 1904, the hospital then made significant advances so that by the 1920s it was in a position to introduce specialist care departments.

During World War One the hospital was left with only one surgeon, Mr. M.A. Messiter, at the helm as many of the staff had been called up for active service. The Second World War saw the bed capacity increased to 246 to accommodate air-raid casualties as well as injured servicemen and women.

Continued progress over the years witnessed improved facilities, new departments and larger wards, many named after key members of staff who worked at the hospital, such as Honorary Surgeons, Mr. M. A. Messiter, Mr. J. N. Sankey and Mr. J. W. Stretton and a long-serving matron Miss. E. M. Mallows. Local dignitaries were not forgotten, with one ward named in honour of the Countess of Dudley, Georgina. The hospital sadly closed its doors in 2007, following in the footsteps of its accident and emergency department, which had closed some years before in 1984.


We are a family owned and professionally managed company with 117 years of experience in the built environment. Our long term relationships with clients and communities are underpinned by our shared values and commitment.

Wates is an experienced delivery partner and can expertly manage the entire process. Its tailored and flexible service is responsive to customers’ wide-ranging development needs. From initial forward-thinking designs through to high standard construction processes and a tailored after-sales package, Wates ensures the entire process runs seamlessly.

Wates prides itself on its commitment to outstanding customer service, quality and sustainable construction to ensure that it leaves a lasting legacy for future generations. Its reputation has been earned and rests upon providing quality and value for money that meets the expectations of today’s sophisticated buyers.