Boasting one of the strongest economies outside London, UK Central Solihull is one of the most compelling inward investment locations in the UK, offering a powerful combination of opportunity, connectivity and lifestyle.
Over the past five years, the area has seen the fastest growing employment outside of London, driven through strong private sector investment, including notable international investors such as Changan Automotive, Rolls Royce and Interserve. UK Central Solihull already contributes around £5.1 billion to UK GDP and is at the heart of the region’s advanced manufacturing, aerospace, ICT, building technologies and low carbon expertise.
UK Central Solihull also represents future opportunity on a global scale. The area’s vision includes large scale development and infrastructure plans across the Borough, creating the conditions for unparalleled growth and investment.
A unique concentration of global economic assets with associated development opportunities, the UK Central Hub is home to Birmingham Airport, the National Exhibition Centre, Jaguar Land Rover Arden Cross and the new High Speed Rail Interchange station. Growth within this area has been estimated to include 750,000 sq metres of development (of which nearly two thirds will be commercial), over 3,500 new homes, 35,000 new jobs and around £1bn in GVA. Supported by UK Central’s Urban Growth Company, the Hub’s vision is set out in its Growth and Infrastructure Plan, realising this ‘once-in-a-generation’ opportunity.
Solihull Town Centre also has plans for large scale development. Underpinned by strong investment and international business occupiers including National Grid, nPower and BNP Paribas. Several opportunity sites provide the potential for up to 74,620 sq m of new Grade A office development and up to 11,700 sq m of commercial and leisure development.