Solihull is a prime location for investment with the town fast becoming one of the UK’s best-connected destinations for business, leisure and living.
The area is undergoing huge investment with the arrival of High-Speed 2 (HS2), transforming Solihull into one of the most exciting and accessible development growth projects in Europe. Already a leading cluster for high-value manufacturers and engineering firms, including Jaguar Land Rover, the town is increasingly attracting companies pioneering next-generation technologies in Future Mobility, ICT, Low Carbon and Professional Services.
A key factor driving investment in Solihull is the UK Central Hub; an area located at the heart of the UK’s motorway network encompassing Birmingham Business Park, Birmingham International Airport, the National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Jaguar Land Rover, the exciting Arden Cross Development and the new HS2 Interchange Station. The latter is a game-changing addition set to cut journey times to London to just 38 minutes. Alongside the associated infrastructure investment totalling £1.6bn, this will offer investors world-class development opportunities within a swift commute from the capital. Helping maximise development opportunities at The Hub is the Council’s Urban Growth Company, who are bringing together public and private sector partners to coordinate and deliver infrastructure investment and broker innovative solutions.
Located next to HS2, Birmingham International Airport and the NEC, Europe’s busiest events venue, Arden Cross is destined to be a global destination for innovation, business, commerce and living. This 350-acre (140 hectares) highly sustainable, innovative mixed-use development will create jobs, opportunities and the cutting-edge technologies and skills needed in future.
Solihull’s thriving town centre also presents a range of commercial and residential development opportunities that align with the significant investments in public realm and transport infrastructure. A new Town Centre Masterplan has been developed by Solihull Council, providing potential investors with a blueprint for future investment and development in the town centre over the next 20 years, highlighting a comprehensive range of exciting opportunities.
UK Central Solihull has a track record of innovative housing delivery and ambitions to accelerate development across council-owned sites. Solihull offers a range of potential sites for progressive schemes in strategic locations, linked to its economic growth agenda.