The historic capital of the Black Country, a part of the West Midlands with a rich industrial heritage, Dudley is a vibrant borough undergoing an exciting £1bn transformation.
Alongside its expertise in world-class manufacturing and engineering, the town has become a thriving hub for creative, digital and technology companies. Supporting these firms is a skilled workforce complemented by graduates from five further education colleges in the area, as well as the University of Wolverhampton, which offers over 700 different courses.
Located at the heart of the UK’s motorway network, Dudley provides excellent connectivity to the rest of the country, as well as international markets. A new £450m Midlands Metro line extension in 2023 will offer direct connection to Birmingham in just 40 minutes, while a new £20m transport exchange in the town centre will link all modes of public transport. Birmingham International Airport is also easily accessible, offering residents access to over 130 destinations in 49 countries.
Dudley offers investors a wealth of exciting investment opportunities across a series of key commercial, employment and residential sites throughout the town centre and DY5 – the town’s state-of-the-art Business and Innovation Enterprise Zone.
Covering 70 hectares, DY5 covers six areas and includes an attractive waterfront location. It has already attracted millions of pounds of new investment and has delivered new speculative industrial development. Further opportunities now exist to deliver commercial and residential opportunities. Benefits include business rate relief, streamlined local authority planning support and access to land remediation funding for new developments.