The Midlands is coming together on an unprecedented scale to attract even more investment from around the world. There are a wide range of investment opportunities across the region, demonstrating to investors that the Midlands is open for business and can offer a global proposition.

The Midlands Engine is working hard Midlanders are proud of three to accelerate growth across the whole centuries of international trade region and Local Authorities, Local and enterprise. We sell high quality Enterprise Partnerships, universities and products all over the world. I think it’s businesses are all collaborating to bring a huge strength to have so many Contents this ambition to fruition. It’s in the spirit brilliant Midlands businesses, from of that collaboration that we extend advanced manufacturing to life our invitation to investors to join us in sciences, working with us here. creating the Midlands of the future. Digital and transport connectivity 00 - 00 Uciae elendit iusamus. We believe the Midlands is the best are the lifeblood of any successful 00 - 00 Et ipita consequo bearum place to invest in the UK. We will work economy. 250 years ago, visionary Sir John Peace, together to help you find the very transport investments enabled the 00 - 00 Quiaestint quate volla Chair of the Midlands Engine best location in the Midlands for your Industrial Revolution that made 00 - 00 Inventium vitem lab inihici investment, to deliver the maximum Britain’s economy the most powerful 00 - 00 Litatam reproribus mi return and to make your investment on earth. We look forward to HS2 journey an easy one. having a similarly transformative effect. 00 - 00 Eumqui as reserrum There has never been a better time to 00 - 00 Nihite mintiatur re invest in the Midlands.

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SKILLS CONNECTIVITY T BRISTL ld a Common 31% of people of working age in the Midlands Engine HS2’s arrival to both the East and West Midlands are educated to degree level or higher will bring significant economic benefits, cementing the Midlands’ role as the National Transport Hub There are 25 universities in the Midlands Engine with five in the Top 25 ranked nationally for research There are five HS2 stations proposed that serve the Midlands Connect area at Birmingham Curzon Street, There are nearly half a million university Birmingham Interchange, East Midlands Hub (Toton), students within the Midlands Engine area Crewe and Chesterfield producing 150,000 graduates per year Over 50% of the Midlands’ economy is in sectors which are expected to benefit the most from HS2 04 MIDLANDS JOINED TOGETHER 09 U K 2017


Birmingham: at the epicentre of the UK – geographically and economically

Birmingham is experiencing one of the The city has the UK’s largest economy Investment Infrastructure Eventually, the Metro line will link Birmingham’s city centre and suburbs most exciting periods of regeneration outside London, and is also its most directly to HS2 at Birmingham Curzon offer a variety of affordable homes and A major UK regional office centre, The first phase of HS2 is set to make and development in recent times, entrepreneurial. More than 17,000 and on to Digbeth. respected schools, while the Grand Birmingham remains a prime and a huge difference to Birmingham. evolving into a truly global, modern new companies were set up in Central, Mailbox and Bullring shopping growing target market for a wide range Journeys from the new Birmingham Birmingham Airport’s extended and diverse city. The heart of a dynamic Birmingham last year, more than any centres are complemented by a of domestic and overseas investors. Curzon station to London will be runway has doubled its capacity and region, Birmingham today is attracting other regional city. It also surpassed range of excellent independent and The city was top in the UK for investment reduced to just 49 minutes, while enabled long haul flights to China and people, businesses and investment London to have the country’s highest boutique shops. prospects in 2016, with all the signs pointing increased capacity will bring more the West Coast of America. from across the UK and the world. business growth rate in 2016. towards a positive and exciting future. people to the city. Birmingham’s world-famous food scene The airport – just eight miles and less The city is ideally placed at the centre Birmingham’s five universities provide features five Michelin-starred restaurants Although central Birmingham office With a capacity of 300,000 than a 10-minute train journey from of the country, offering exceptional a large pool of skilled graduates, many – more than any UK city outside the transactions were down on 2015’s passengers a day, the redeveloped the city centre – now operates direct connections to local, national and of whom remain in the area, making it capital. Together with a fabulous cultural record year of £370 million, the 2016 New Street is the country’s busiest flights to more than 140 international global networks. It is at the hub of the Europe’s youngest city and the source offer including the City of Birmingham total was still above the 10-year average station outside London. The Midlands and national destinations. UK’s road and rail infrastructure, while of great talent for its existing and Symphony Orchestra and Birmingham of £325 million. Metro tram system now links New its airport handled more than 11.6 potential employers. Hippodrome Theatre, which sells more Street to Snow Hill Station, while Lifestyle million passengers in the last year. Despite the shock result of the EU exit tickets than any other UK theatre, it is Birmingham continues to attract record further extensions across the city will referendum, investor demand remains Birmingham provides more than a easy to see why more Londoners are Birmingham has firmly established investment from across the globe, see the line stop at the new Paradise robust, particularly for well-let prime business case – it offers staff the best choosing to move to Birmingham than itself as a prime driver of growth for securing 81 foreign direct investment and Arena Central developments and assets or those well-positioned to meet quality of life of any UK city outside anywhere else in the UK. the UK. Its City Centre Enterprise projects during 2015/16, which created on to the western suburbs. occupier requirements. London. Zone (EZ) – which offers simplified and safeguarded 5,176 jobs. www.birmingham.gov.uk planning, discounts on business The city welcomed more than 38 million @BhamCityCouncil As a key part of the Midlands Engine rates and opportunities to fund visitors last year, attracting a record 1.1 initiative, the West Midlands Combined business infrastructure – covers million international visits. Authority and Greater Birmingham New Stree t Sta 26 sites and 130 hectares. It plays tion an and Solihull LEP, Birmingham is set for d G ra a key role in delivering high quality nd C e further growth as a vibrant, world-class n t ra office accommodation for growth in l and flourishing city. B ir m business, financial and professional n i zo n r g u h C a services (BPFS), as well as supporting m m a h g digital media and creative industries. in m ir The city has recently attracted leading B international companies within the BPFS sector, including HSBC, Deutsche Bank and Lombard Risk Management.

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Be part of the Black Country: be part of our success story UK Central Solihull is one of the most compelling inward investment locations in the UK, offering a powerful Benefiting from significant increases As well as its great location High Value Manufacturing City in foreign and domestic investment and connectivity, the city has combination of development opportunity, global The Black Country’s HVM City is over recent years, the Black Country several ready-to-go council and the development programme is a success story that continues to partner owned sites available for connectivity and lifestyle. driving the advancement of the offer lucrative growth potential and development and Invest Black world-class design, manufacturing was recognised as one of the top five Country is committed to working with and engineering opportunities that UK Central Solihull has seen the A unique concentration of global £1.5 billion of infrastructure investment cost-effective regions in the UK by fDi investors and developers to bring exist in the region. fastest growing employment outside economic assets with associated is planned, including the creation magazine. these exciting propositions to life in of London, driven through strong development opportunities, the UK of a multi-modal interchange at a secured and phased manner to HVM City will add over £1 billion to Home to more than 1.1 million people private sector investment, including Central Hub is home to Birmingham Birmingham International Station, help protect your investment. The the economy, bring forward over and over 35,000 businesses, the Black notable international investors such Airport, the National Exhibition Centre, connecting the High Speed Rail team is open to your ideas about 150 hectares of land for high value Country comprises the boroughs of as Changan Automotive, Rolls Royce Jaguar Land Rover, Arden Cross and Interchange to the NEC and how we can best take these forward manufacturing and create over 73,000 Dudley, Sandwell, Walsall and the and Interserve. Already contributing the new High Speed Rail Interchange Birmingham Airport via an Automated and actively encourage innovative, jobs. HVM City will create the perfect City of Wolverhampton. around £5.1 billion to UK GDP, it is at station. Growth within this area has People Mover, linking visitors to quality schemes. In return for your economic conditions for high value the heart of the region’s advanced been estimated to include 750,000 mainline rail services, Metro and Bus Strategic Centres – commitment it’ll support you to manufacturers to thrive through manufacturing, aerospace, ICT, sq m of development, over 3,500 new Rapid Transit. Wolverhampton City Centre obtain funding, provide progressive, investment in world leading people, building technologies and low carbon homes, 35,000 new jobs and around responsive, fast planning policy to businesses and places. Solihull Town Centre also has As one of the top ten growing expertise. £2.1 billion in GVA. Facilitated by UK help provide certainty and it provides plans for large scale development, economies in the UK, the City of Black Country Garden City Central’s Urban Growth Company, a dedicated account manager to UK Central Solihull also represents underpinned by strong investment Wolverhampton is transforming into the Hub’s scale of opportunity is set support you at every step. The Black Country LEP, the Homes future opportunity on a global scale. and international business occupiers a city of opportunity. With £3.7 billion out in its Growth and Infrastructure and Communities Agency and the The area’s vision includes large scale including National Grid, npower and pounds being injected into regeneration In addition, it has access to significant Plan, with first phases of development four Black Country local authorities development and infrastructure BNP Paribas. Several opportunity projects citywide, including £1 billion resources secured through the commencing in 2018. are working together to create a 21st plans, creating the conditions for sites provide the potential for up to either on site or planned in the city West Midlands devolution deal and century Garden City. unparalleled growth and investment. 74,620 sq m of new Grade A office centre alone, Wolverhampton is emerging Combined Authority development and up to 11,700 sq m of benefiting from record levels of private to help de-risk projects More than 40,000 new homes could commercial and leisure development. and public investment. be delivered over the next 10 years in Invest Black Country believes it what will be one of Britain’s biggest www.investinukcentral.com has anan exciting proposition and it @UKCentralComms ity ever brownfield site regeneration Garden C ntry needs partners who share its vision Cou www.ugcsolihull.uk ck programmes, covering more than Bla for a thriving and vibrant City of 1,500 hectares. 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Coventry & Warwickshire is located at the heart of the UK – geographically and commercially

Innovation, technology, enterprise and Those companies – with the Coventry & Warwickshire also Coventry & Warwickshire is at MIPIM The 818,000 sq ft development will A new bay platform will enable a new learning form the economic bedrock support of the area’s internationally- has an impressive track record in with the largest regeneration agenda feature a major department store, service to operate between Coventry of Coventry & Warwickshire. recognised research anddevelopment inward investment and business in its history at the event. three flagship stores, 50 new retail and Nuneaton, and free up capacity capability – are also leading the world development and is one of the units, a hotel, cinema, restaurants and on the existing line. Combining the powerhouses of the The major schemes announced since in developing low carbon solutions most successful UK regions outside residential units. University of Warwick and Coventry the turn of the year along with longer Elsewhere in Coventry & Warwickshire, and autonomous technologies London. University - which have more than established regeneration targets will Around £82 million is also being other developments being showcased for transport, and pioneering 50,000 students between them – Being just an hour from the capital form the basis of the region’s presence invested in Coventry station, which include plans to redevelop Nuneaton developments in motorsport. alongside world-class research and and 20 miles from Birmingham, at the event - which stretches back has seen the highest growth in rail town centre, well located between development companies, the region But the region is also about far more Coventry & Warwickshire is a great more than 20 years. passengers in the last five years Coventry and MIRA Technology is pioneering the future of transport, than engineering and manufacturing. place to live as well as work. It has outside London. Park; and an ambitious scheme Plans for the City Centre South mixed- digital technologies and advanced ‘Silicon Spa’ is one of the UK’s largest city living alongside pleasant market to regenerate Old Town in Royal use development are on show to an The expansion of the project, which manufacturing. games development clusters with towns and country life, world famous Leamington Spa, bringing about a new international audience, following hot has been financially supported by around 40 firms – from solo micro visitor attractions, museums, theatres, ‘Creative Quarter,’ which will further add The region has a world renowned on the heels of the news that Coventry the Coventry and Warwickshire Local studios to some of the sector’s largest sporting venues and conferencing to ‘Silicon Spa’s’ international reputation heritage in manufacturing and City Council has chosen London-based Enterprise Partnership (CWLEP) players – based in and around the facilities. in games development and digital engineering and is home to major Shearer Property Group to deliver the through the Growth Deal Fund, will town of Royal Leamington Spa. creative industries. automotive players Aston Martin, ambitious scheme. include a new footbridge, a second BMW, Geely London Taxi, Jaguar entrance, a new multi-storey car park, www.coventry-warwickshire.co.uk/ Shearer, which has created a successful Land Rover, Peugeot Citroen and a public transport interchange and mipim/2017 restaurant offer at Cathedral Lanes TATA Motors. highways improvements which will @CovWarksMIPIM in the city, will lead the £360 million help in the delivery of the Friargate development which will radically Masterplan. transform a large part of the city centre. Coventry & T he N atio nal A Warwickshire is utom otive Inno vatio n Ce ntre leading the way in driverless technology and low carbon technologies

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Derby and Derbyshire: the UK capital for innovation Its unique Enterprise Zones offer cutting-edge research, innovation and product development opportunities in Recognised by UNESCO as the Toyota Manufacturing UK chose The area’s central location means birthplace of the Industrial Revolution, Derbyshire over 20 years ago, in one proximity to the major motorway the automotive, life sciences, advanced manufacturing, Derby and Derbyshire has innovation of the UK’s largest ever foreign direct networks with 35 fast direct train low carbon and space technologies sectors. in its DNA. investments, and continues to invest services (89 minutes) into London in its hi-tech operations, employing St Pancras International every day, Research by UHY Hacker Young 4,500 people. as well as access to international identifies Derbyshire as having airports, including East Midlands Leicestershire is a vibrant and thriving Through its two unique and inspiring Each Enterprise Zone site has the fastest growing economy in the Canadian-owned Bombardier Airport, the UK’s largest pure economy that sits at the very heart Enterprise Zones, Leicestershire a distinctive commercial offer and UK, with a 23% rise in Gross Value designs and builds trains in the city, cargo hub. of the country. It is a key component can translate this proposition to the development opportunities that Added (GVA) over the past five years. which hosts the world’s largest rail in the Midlands Engine for Growth. commercial world by marrying the will target high value employment technology cluster. Both city and county are focused Businesses flourish in the area, Working hand-in-hand with regional different strengths and offers of its uses by capitalising on the individual on attracting further investment. which has attracted over £3 billion of An impressive 11.8% of the city’s counterparts creates a powerful excellent universities together with research, development and innovation Our business economy, connectivity, investment, with a further £2 billion in workforce is employed in hi-tech partnership and a strong, collective global businesses. capabilities of three first-class universities. cutting-edge technology and offer to both foreign and domestic the pipeline. functions; four times the UK average. MIRA Technology Park is highly Leicestershire is becoming innovation, skilled workforce, and investors. Rolls-Royce, which employs 15,000 iconic landscapes provide our successful and is regarded as one increasingly attractive to companies people in Derby, came to the city competitive advantage. Leicestershire has a very unique of the top performing - and the looking for research and testing over 100 years ago and today the proposition, which really cements only transport sector-focused- facilities, and industrial office space www.marketingderby.co.uk company houses its global civil and characterises its place in the Enterprise Zone in the UK. The new to base and expand their businesses, @MarketingDerby aerospace, nuclear and corporate Midlands Engine. As well as its Loughborough and Leicester Science and can showcase the commercial headquarters here. premier sporting attributes and and Innovation Enterprise Zone will opportunities and enormous potential its heritage in manufacturing, it is replicate the successful model at of its Enterprise Zones.

es fortunate to possess three world- MIRA, but in hi-tech manufacturing, obil tom www.llep.org.uk/enterprise-zone Au nd class universities – all of which are life sciences and space technologies. E s a xe in @llepnews te ra r T at the cutting edge of innovative B s, rid e g n This multi-sited Enterprise Zone will e la , D P research, design and the production e rb exploit the huge commercial market y of goods and services that impact that lies between research and the businesses and people across Leicest commercial world, by creating an ershire En terpr the globe. ise Z one ‘area of excellence’ that will support Si tes new and growing businesses to bring their innovative ideas and products to market. 16 MIDLANDS JOINED TOGETHER 17 U K 2017


The Greater Lincolnshire LEP – promoting the area as a place Officially one of the most enterprising regions of the UK, the to live, a place to stay and three Food Enterprise Zones. Marches has the biggest area of shovel-ready land in the well-connected Midlands Lincolnshire is fast becoming one Lincolnshire’s companies are There has never been a better time of the investment hot spots of the UK, exporting around the globe. to talk to the Greater Lincolnshire LEP Home to the birthplace of industry, This business-friendly approach is Telford 54 is a prominently located offering a wealth of investment and The likes of Siemens, Dong Energy, about its investment propositions. 29,800 businesses and a £12.3 billion also why global players including BAE 78 acre site, arranged into seven development opportunities. Able UK and Moy Park and other Speak to any member of Team economy, the Marches includes Systems, Ricoh, Denso, GKN Land different sized plots, in an attractive It really is one of the best places world leaders in manufacturing Lincolnshire - they are all passionate Herefordshire, Shropshire and Telford Systems, Caterpillar, Muller Wiseman landscaped setting adjacent to to do business in the Midlands. agree and are located in Greater about Greater Lincolnshire and the & Wrekin. A key part of Midlands UK, Dairies and Cap Gemini have chosen Stafford Park, one of Telford’s major Lincolnshire with local supply chains opportunities available. It celebrates and builds on its the Marches is officially one of the most to base their operations here. industrial estates. Telford 54 is to support their operations. heritage and combines a vibrant city enterprising regions in the country. minutes away from the M54/M6 www.greaterlincolnshirelep.co.uk Today the Marches has a vibrant SME of Lincoln with thriving market towns Its thriving universities give access @GreaterLincsLEP motorway junction and 1.7 miles from Working collaboratively with business base, ready-made supply and villages. Quite simply Lincolnshire to a growing talent pool, whilst its Central Telford, which is undergoing investors, it is uniquely placed chains across multiple industry has it all! connectivity and access to ports are a £250 million reinvestment as part of to capitalise on its geographical sectors and with its quality of life offer unrivalled. “Lincolnshire is fast the Southwater Programme. Add to the mix, a real sense of becoming one of the location and sector strengths in in one of the most beautiful regions of community, affordable homes in Significant infrastructure schemes advanced manufacturing, food the UK, it is one of the fastest-growing www.marcheslep.org.uk great locations, career opportunities, are underway or in planning, and the investment hot spots and drink, and defence and security. investment locations in the Midlands. @marcheslep innovative companies and access to area has a wide range of employment of the UK” Telford’s historic land deal will see Skylon Park is the only UK Enterprise most of the major markets in England land, hotel sites, three specialist food the UK Government commit £44.5 Zone with a dedicated defence and and beyond, enterprise zones and housing land million from land sales in Telford into security focus - 25 businesses have identified for development. site preparation and infrastructure to already moved to the Zone, benefiting support growth. The unique deal was from free business rates, simplified driven by Telford & Wrekin Council, fast and free planning, and an

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NOTTINGHAM AND STAFFORDSHIRE Stoke-on-Trent Make it & Staffordshire

Re-imagining how business can be done A place where creativity, innovation and enterprise drive business growth As the only core city in the East The city has the fastest growing Nottingham’s two world-class Midlands, Nottingham has a fintech sector in the UK with a universities, the University of knowledge-intensive economy in dedicated incubator: Accelerate Nottingham and Nottingham Trent Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire is Business is all about connections Make it Stoke-on-Trent and growth sectors including life sciences, Places. The fast growing life sciences University, are known internationally a low-risk investment location with – and it’s right in the heart of the Staffordshire Inward Investment creative and digital and fintech. sector boasts the UK’s only enterprise for the excellence of their research. excellent connectivity, a skilled country, but offers so much more Service offers free and confidential zone and incubators including BioCity The HS2 network will link into workforce and access to the UK’s than just centrality. It offers you better assistance to companies including: and MediCity. largest marketplace. With a range access to customers, suppliers and Nottingham, further reducing journey • Finding the right location “Nottingham is one Nottingham is the biggest business times and bringing the rest of the of commercial sites available, Make markets – whether regional, national • Identifying suitable sites of the UK’s leading centre in the East Midlands, with country closer. It Stoke-on-Trent & Staffordshire’s or global. Inward Investment Team is keen to and premises global companies like Boots, E.ON, To be a successful business, you need high growth cities” The city has a growing network talk to developers about bringing Speedo, Experian, Capital One to control your costs. Stoke-on-Trent •  Arranging site visits and of light rail trams that enable sites to market. and Paul Smith all calling Nottingham area tours Carolyn Fairbairn, rapid access for commuters and and Staffordshire offers a comparative home. Over 50 regional and national This is a place bursting with cost advantage over most UK Director - General of the congestion-free movement between • Advice on funding and incentives companies have chosen Nottingham Confederation of British Industry key employment locations during the opportunity and exuding confidence. locations. But most importantly, its as their headquarters. • Skills, training and recruitment working day. The cranes, the diggers, the weekly cost-effectiveness does not require support £1 billion has been invested in “new jobs created here” headlines tell any compromises on quality. Why Nottingham also has the benefit of Nottingham’s infrastructure. the same story. Stoke-on-Trent and else would global firms like Molson • Market and industry research being only a few minutes from the Staffordshire is taking off. Untapped Coors, Michelin and Vodafone choose UK’s largest pure freight airport. potential includes a large, skilled to locate and expand here? Contact our team now to and available workforce. New sites learn more: rk It is home to Game City National wo et n are being brought forward. Bold city Call: +44 (0)300 111 8005 am tr Videogame Arcade, which is a ng ni centre projects are transforming the in new centre supporting education, Email: enquiries@ w rd a w skyline. There’s an exciting pipeline of makeitstokestaffs.co.uk A businesses and game development. new development and investment. www.makeitstokestaffs.co.uk www.investinnottingham.com @InvestNott The Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire @makeitsotstaffs e economy has seen a number of e Zon rpris nte y E lle positive announcements regarding Va ic am er new investment plans and job t C a nt la P creation. The nature and scale of s c ti is g investment has transformed the o L d rl Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire o W B C economy into a regional force with J national and global importance. Some of the world’s biggest companies like JCB, Jaguar Land Rover, bet365 and Amazon are investing millions locally. 20 MIDLANDS JOINED TOGETHER 21 U K 2017


Worcestershire has achieved the strongest growth in higher Commercial Partners level workforce skills across England between 2010-2014 The region’s ongoing transformation into one of A high proportion of Worcestershire’s Worcestershire offers businesses Growing businesses need space workforce are employed in efficient connectivity thanks to to expand and Worcestershire has Europe’s leading investment destinations is a result high-tech manufacturing – four ease of motorway access via the M5, identified a number of ‘gamechanger’ of collaboration – the coming together of people, times the regional average and M42 and M40 between the Midlands, sites that are the focus of investment twice the national figure, and more London and the South West. Better and development activity – these businesses and industries. than 911,000 people live within a road and rail connections mean are Worcester Six and Redditch 45-minute commute catchment area faster access to more customers and Eastern Gateway; further exciting Partners across local authority and Local Enterprise Partnership boundaries for Worcester, at the centre of the easier commutes for your workforce. developments are also happening are working together to innovate, create and build an amazing future for our county. School results consistently Birmingham Airport, which is on at Malvern Hills Science Park and region and to showcase the Midlands globally. outperform both regionally and Worcestershire’s doorstep, offers South Kidderminster Enterprise Park. nationally; and the 172,350 students flights to more than 100 international For more information on investing Our partnership is ensuring that the Midlands is at the heart of the UK’s at the ten universities within an hour’s locations. in Worcestershire, email: economic future and we invite you to join us. drive are great for recruitment. A vibrant mix of home-grown and enquiries@ Worcestershire is a place where international companies have investinworcestershire.com people want to visit. Millions of created a diverse and fertile business tourists are attracted to the county’s environment where ideas and www.wlep.co.uk beautiful countryside that includes innovations flourish. Major companies @investworcs the Malvern Hills, Vale of Evesham with HQs and European HQs located and Cotswolds villages such as in Worcestershire include: Yamazaki Broadway, as well as the attractions Mazak; GKN; Halfords Group; Bosch of the historic Cathedral city of Thermotechnology; Morgan Motor Worcester. Worcestershire is an Company and QinetiQ. incredibly desirable place for people to live and work; for the price of a very modest apartment in London; you can buy a four-bedroom family house close to the Malvern Hills.

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Birmingham Airport is experiencing record growth Think. Make. Move. and preparing plans for the future that maximise HS2 at East Midlands Airport

Birmingham Airport handles 12 million passengers Trains to London currently take just 70 minutes via East Midlands Airport connects the Midlands and UK The main spatial elements which frame this vision can annually and serves 150 direct global destinations plus the airport’s on-site rail station, which conveniently to the global economy. It sits at the heart of the three be summarised as: a further 340 one-stop worldwide flights, with 50 airlines. connects passengers to the country’s national rail great cities of Nottingham, Derby and Leicester. • An extended, high quality business & logistics hub network. In 2026, this will reduce to around 30 minutes These cities offer some of the world’s most significant £450 million has been invested by the airport to improve providing the opportunity to establish a central business as Birmingham becomes the UK’s first and only companies, specialising in healthcare, advanced design its infrastructure. This has included better surface access, location between the three cities of Nottingham, Derby high-speed rail connected airport, increasing the and advanced manufacturing. an extended runway to accommodate more and new and Leicester two hour catchment to 45 million people. long-haul airlines, a redeveloped terminal to handle The airport expects to strengthen its position as the • A cluster of innovative R&D businesses based around wide-bodied aircraft including the A380 aircraft, plus Looking forward, the airport is currently developing UK’s most important express freight hub, through an flexible and collaborative space, providing a location enhancements to the passenger experience through proposals for its long-term future and will consult on increase in aviation activity and commercial development for the region’s growth sectors to link into international new technology, car parking and shopping opportunities. its masterplan later this year. Ensuring the region opportunities connected directly to the airport. This markets maximises the benefits of High Speed Rail, the airport’s will create a distinct offer with logistics, innovation and This investment has led the Midlands’ largest airport to vision is to become a seamless transport hub, bringing advanced manufacturing at its heart. • An expanded and reconfigured terminal to support experience unprecedented growth, with a 14.2% increase together air, high speed rail, rail, tram, bus and car increases in passenger numbers and growth of cargo in passengers in 2016 and 23 consecutive months of East Midlands Airport is seeking to capitalise on its location connections for people travelling to, from and across operations at the UK’s No.1 pure freight airport handling record growth. It was also crowned 2016’s most punctual and development opportunities to provide a catalyst for Midlands UK. 330,000 tonnes of cargo per annum airport in the world. the region to deliver on its aspirations, and help the cities www.birminghamairport.co.uk provide new employment opportunities for their existing • New high quality regional public transport links and Long-haul traffic has seen significant growth, with a 21.3% bhx_official and new residents. improved connections to strategic highways year-on-year rise in passengers due to the introduction of new global routes which have provided vital trade links to The airport’s vision is to develop a leading international Through increases across its airside and landside activities help power Midlands UK. innovation hub, fostering new business opportunities for with new developments that could unlock further high-growth industries, linking the existing manufacturing potential, East Midlands Airport will showcase the best Birmingham Airport’s two hour catchment includes 35 and cargo base through to universities and colleges. of British innovation to a UK and international audience. million people – half the population of the UK – and the airport is just 10km from central Birmingham, the UK’s The vision is for the airport to be a place that connects East Midlands Airport - A dynamic business location which second largest city. with its natural setting and the model for high quality can think, make and move. workspace. www.eastmidlandsairport.com @EMA_Airport 26 MIDLANDS JOINED TOGETHER 27 U K 2017


Jaguar Land Rover, Britain’s biggest car manufacturer, Midlands Enterprise Universities: Driving productivity and growth has invested £4 billion in its UK manufacturing plants since 2010 across the Midlands through skills, innovation and enterprise

Jaguar Land Rover is the UK’s largest automotive The Solihull manufacturing plant in Birmingham employs About us Transforming the region’s economy manufacturer, built around two iconic British car brands: 10,000 people and has invested over £1.5 billion over Midlands Enterprise Universities (MEU) is a partnership Working collaboratively with businesses of all sizes, Land Rover, the world’s leading manufacturer of premium the past five years, including £370 million to extend its of seven entrepreneurial universities (Birmingham City, MEU will increase productivity through applied research, all-wheel-drive vehicles; and Jaguar, one of the world’s expertise in lightweight vehicle manufacturing of Range Coventry, De Montfort, Derby, Lincoln, Nottingham innovation, knowledge exchange and skills development. premier luxury sports saloon and sports car marques. Rover and Range Rover Sport and £500 million Trent & Wolverhampton) working together to support Our universities are at the forefront of developing and on Europe’s largest Aluminium Body Shop and Jaguar Land Rover is driven by a desire to create class- the Midlands Engine for Growth. Our ambition is to drive delivering higher level apprenticeships and continuing state-of-the-art Final Assembly Hall to support the leading products that deliver great customer experiences. productivity and growth in the Midlands through skills, professional development for employees, including production of the Jaguar F-PACE. The largest investor in R&D in the UK manufacturing applied research, innovation and enterprise. management and leadership. sector, it has invested £12 billion in the last five years and The Castle Bromwich facility employs 3,700 people Producing job-ready graduates, MEU’s member We work with a wide network of international partners in the current year alone will spend over £3 billion on new and manufactures the Jaguar XF, F-Type, XJ and XE. universities are also major regional employers with to recruit students, deliver education, and support, product creation and capital expenditure. More than 80% The company has invested £500 million in the plant a significant economic impact in the area. enterprise and innovation. of its vehicles produced in the UK are being sold abroad. since 2014, including modifications for XE production, Together MEU: which moved over from Solihull late last year. Our applied research provides real solutions to business, Jaguar Land Rover is the largest employer in the UK • Educates over 146,800 students and we are proud of the partnerships our universities have automotive sector and employs almost 40,000 people Land Rover’s design studios and Jaguar Land Rover’s with leading organisations including Rolls-Royce, Boots, globally, which has doubled since 2012. The company advanced vehicle testing are based at its Gaydon • Employs more than 17,000 people, creating another NHS, Toyota, Tesco, BBC, Siemens, Unipart, NatWest, supports around 275,000 more jobs through our facility which employs 9,500 people. A further 5,600 33,000 jobs in the Midlands JCB, AstraZeneca, Pepsico, BT, Bombardier and Jaguar dealerships, suppliers and local businesses. employees are based at Jaguar Land Rover’s Whitley • Has a turnover of £1.3 billion with an estimated Land Rover. headquarters, which the company plans to double to economic impact of £3.1 billion. Jaguar Land Rover has three manufacturing plants in support development of high technology ultra-low Our demonstration facilities, business incubators and the Midlands and Merseyside and a £1 billion Engine • Produces entrepreneurial and job-ready graduates emission vehicles. science and technology parks are closely aligned to the Manufacturing Plant in Wolverhampton. Jaguar Land with 95% employed or in further study six months region’s sectors including: Rover has invested £3.5 billion in its UK plants since www.jaguarlandrover.com after graduation 2010 - more than any other manufacturer. @JLR_News • Invests in new facilities for students and business, • manufacturing, engineering and transport technologies with over £400 million committed to new developments • agri-food and drink manufacturing this year. • creative digital and design • health, life sciences and translational medicine • energy and low carbon technologies

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One of the most important and Three is now well Two centuries of tailored Bouygues UK is one of the best connected developments underway - completing property expertise across country’s leading construction in the UK the Snowhill Estate and the Midlands companies, currently delivering delivering a new Birmingham some of the Midlands’ most Paradise Birmingham seamlessly integrates Grade A GVA’s specialist knowledge of the Midlands Real Estate office buildings with the city’s most renowned historic landmark in early 2019 Market is based on a heritage that dates back to 1820. exciting major projects squares and buildings. Today, GVA is recognised as the leading property adviser From the outset, plans for the development of Snowhill in the Midlands with over 350 Directors and staff based Bouygues UK delivers award-winning construction, Creating up to 12,000 jobs and delivering nearly two in Birmingham were pushing the boundaries. The vision in Birmingham. development and regeneration projects. From million square feet of space, Paradise includes: was that this prime site in Birmingham City Centre could nurseries to universities, student accommodation to GVA is working harder than ever for its clients, • Offices in up to 10 individually designed new buildings and would be re-invented as the city’s premier business care homes, social housing to mixed-use schemes, seeking to deliver solutions that bring tangible results • A 4* hotel with up to 250 bedrooms location. Ballymore has now delivered 600,000 sq ft of Bouygues UK focuses on projects where it is well to people, business and communities. Its specialist • Lower level shops, bars, cafés and restaurants the best office space in Birmingham in two award winning positioned to add value through its technical expertise, knowledge ranges through the property life cycle from • Enhanced setting for historic listed buildings buildings which are 100% let with a blue chip tenant skills and experience. Planning, Development and Regeneration Consultancy • High quality pedestrian streets and public squares line-up including KPMG, Barclays, DWF, Gowlings, BDO, through the construction process to Valuation, Asset Bouygues UK has sites across the UK and is connecting other parts of the city Quilters and the UK headquarters of the UK’s biggest and Property Management, Marketing to Agency and part of the Bouygues Group, which operates in over • Up to 550 car parking spaces infrastructure investment – HS2. The commercial success Investment transactions. 80 countries spanning construction, civil works, energy, • Improvements to the immediate road network and of 1 and 2 Snowhill has led M&G Real Estate, one of the services, telecommunications and media with significant supported Metro stop UK’s largest property investors, to fund the construction Advising both public and private sector clients GVA has investment in innovation, research and development. of Three Snowhill, another 420,000 sq ft office building played a key role in helping to bring forward many of The first phase is well underway, with the majority of and the final phase of the scheme. The £200 million the region’s most significant regeneration projects Having integrated the Thomas Vale business acquired in demolition complete and work underway on the first scheme will be the largest ever speculative city centre including Paradise Birmingham, , the 2012, Bouygues UK has a strong heritage in the Midlands 350,000 sq ft of speculative offices in One and Two office scheme built outside London and construction is Curzon Masterplan Area, Smithfield, Arena Central, and is part of regional frameworks for CWM and EFA. Chamberlain Square. Professional services firm PwC now underway, with the building scheduled to be ready Eastside, Friargate Coventry and Arden Cross. GVA works It is delivering major projects including The Forum – will be relocating its 1,400-strong Birmingham team to for tenants to start fit-out by late 2018. closely with the Core Cities Group and Centre for Cities Birmingham’s first major PRS scheme – and the next 10 90,000 sq ft of One Chamberlain Square in early 2019. in support of Greater Birmingham, the West Midlands years of extension work to the Midland Metro alongside The planning application for the next phase of www.ballymoregroup.com Combined Authority and Midlands Engine against the UK fellow Bouygues companies Colas Ltd and Colas Rail. development incorporating further offices and the @Ballymore Government’s devolution agenda. hotel will be lodged before the end of 2017. www.bouygues-uk.com www.gva.co.uk/birmingham @BouyguesUK www.paradisebirmingham.co.uk @GVAMidlands @ParadiseBham

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With a 1.8 million sq ft Midlands Countryside creates places A passion for delivering buildings Less than an hour from London, commercial portfolio, a further of character and quality, using innovation, creativity and Friargate will deliver over 3,350 acres of development land, designed to strengthen people’s technical expertise three million sq ft of offices, capable of delivering over 18,500 sense of belonging and build hotels, retail and homes new homes across the region enduring value for all Couch Perry Wilkes is a national company with a regional reach from its numerous office locations. With over 240 Friargate is one of the largest mixed-use developments staff, offering a wide range of services, Couch Perry Wilkes CEG doesn’t just build houses, shops, schools and offices; Countryside is a leading UK home builder specialising in the Midlands, a £100 million regeneration project has been able to deliver exemplar engineering solutions it builds communities. It makes spaces for lives to flourish, in creating mixed tenure, sustainable communities, delivering 37 acres of Grade A offices, hotels, residential to local and national clients across a range of sectors. for neighbourhoods to develop and for businesses to grow. utilising its place making and urban regeneration skills. and leisure space. Once complete, the development will Since 2010 CEG has delivered land for more than 15,000 Countryside is one of the most effective strategic land As one of the country’s largest dedicated environmental span 3.2 million sq ft and generate 15,000 new jobs. new homes and 10 million sq ft of office space supporting developers and urban regeneration partners in the UK. building services consultancies, Couch Perry Wilkes’ The first building in the masterplan – designed by 6,000 new jobs ultimately contributing £3 billion GVA to professional services include mechanical and electrical Countryside engages with stakeholders at an early stage renowned architects Allies and Morrison – is set for the UK economy. engineering consultancy, energy and carbon reduction, to create high quality design and landscaping schemes. completion later this year. The second building, which is BREEAM assessment, and life cycle costing. Its highly CEG is proud to have a strong Midlands presence in both Countryside homes and developments carry a signature also designed by Allies and Morrison, achieved planning trained, skilled staff work collaboratively with clients and its development and investment portfolios. Since 2016 style and character, designed to work for the way people consent in 2016 and is now available to pre-let. design teams, bringing specialist skills in low and zero it has committed to an investment of £15 million into the live today. With exacting standards and sustainable carbon engineering to benefit each project. In total, Friargate will deliver 25 sustainable new buildings refurbishment of the 28-storey Alpha Birmingham building credentials, Countryside create places that will stand the including 2.3 million sq ft of Grade A offices, 450,000 sq ft attracting 25,000 sq ft of new lettings and retaining tenants test of time. In particular, its low carbon consultants, accredited of hotels, 215,000 sq ft of retail, up to 400 new homes and including Lombard Risk Management Plc on new leases. by the Chartered Institution of Building Services Countryside is skilled at working collaboratively with 110,000 sq ft of leisure space. Its new Birmingham office has recently opened at Alpha Engineers, offer a comprehensive, tailored service. landowners, and major commercial organisations to where the team manages its other assets such as Tricorn Using proven methods and technologies, Couch Perry Centred on Coventry train station, Friargate benefits create places people love, and which consistently deliver House, Birmingham, the Air Cargo Centre at East Midlands Wilkes will identify optimum ways to help buildings from direct access to London in under an hour and is a a premium for its partners. Airport and Albion House, Leicester. CEG has recently reduce energy and carbon, and improve sustainability. mere 10 minute train journey from Birmingham Airport secured planning permission for the redevelopment of SBQ Countryside has been working in partnership with – with connections to Dubai and the USA. There are few Offering leading-edge solutions that exceed to deliver a flagship, multi-million pound office, retail, leisure government agencies, registered providers and local developments anywhere in the country, that are as well expectations, and using innovative and contemporary and residential development in the heart of Birmingham, a authorities, for more than 30 years, which is why it is connected as Friargate. engineering techniques, it supports client teams 2,000 home new settlement at Kingston Grange, Stratford- pleased to support the Midlands UK. to achieve the best possible outcome for every project. www.friargatecoventry.co.uk upon-Avon and a £450 million, 4,500 home Sustainable www.countryside-properties.com @Friargatecov Urban Extension in Thurmaston, Leicester. www.cpwp.com @couchperrys @countrysideprop www.ceg.co.uk @alphaworksB1

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Gleeds is a global property KPMG combines a Think Luton – Ambitious, Building for the future across and construction consultancy multidisciplinary approach Innovative and Ready for Business! the Midlands that has built its reputation with deep, practical industry knowledge to help clients to Located 22 minutes from London is an investment Morgan Sindall is a UK construction and infrastructure on delivering award-winning opportunity not to be missed. One of Europe’s best kept business with a network of local offices including its projects around the world find solutions to their challenges secrets when it comes to business and investment, Midlands HQ in Solihull. The company works for private and respond to opportunities Luton has an unrivalled combination of superb and public sector customers on projects and frameworks communications, skills, resources and infrastructure, from £50,000 to over £1 billion. Activities range from Independent since 1885, Gleeds helps businesses which present more than £1.5 billion in investment small works and repair and maintenance, to the design and investors achieve best value from their assets by KPMG in the Midlands is one of the largest regional opportunities. Developments coming forward over the and delivery of complex construction and engineering providing advice that is reassuringly free from conflict practices in the UK, outside of London, with over next 12-18 months include: mixed employment schemes, projects, providing specialist design, tunnelling, utilities, of interest. It operates a partnering principle with clients 1,500 specialists based in Birmingham, Leicester and retail, leisure, hotels and large sites for engineering and building, civil engineering and mechanical and electrical and project teams, offering impartial advice across an Nottingham. aviation-linked employment. services. The company operates across the commercial, extensive range of services to provide solutions for every Its real estate and construction teams are involved in defence, education, energy, healthcare, industrial, leisure, stage of the property lifecycle. Its extensive range of Luton - in partnership with London Luton Airport Limited every stage of the property lifecycle, and have experience retail, transport and water markets. Morgan Sindall is part services fall into four main categories: - will officially launch the first phase of the significant of working with stakeholders at all levels in the of Morgan Sindall Group plc, a leading UK construction development opportunity at Stirling Place. The £100 • Programme & project management infrastructure, construction and real estate sectors. and regeneration group with revenue of c£2.4 billion; million scheme will include a new 300 bedroom hotel • Commercial & contract management which operates through six divisions of Construction The Midlands is full of opportunities for growth, and KPMG and up to 300,000 sq ft of new office development set in • Property & asset management & Infrastructure, Fit Out, Property Services, Partnership is proud to play its part by listening to the needs of our high quality public realm. This development forms part of • Advisory services Housing, Urban Regeneration and Investments. clients across the region, delivering high quality services the London Luton Airport Enterprise Zone, which consists The combination of its global experience and its and assisting them in solving complex business issues. of three development sites: Stirling Place, a new Airport construction.morgansindall.com understanding of local markets means that it provides Business Park and Century Park totalling 160 hectares. @morgansindallci Through its experts’ specialist knowledge, KPMG an outstanding service to its clients. In fact, no other adds value to businesses of all sizes, both in the private thinkluton.co.uk independent and multidisciplinary consultancy has the and public sectors, and supports them in their strategies @thinkluton same history, resource and financial strength to handle for growth. complex contracts on both a multinational or local basis.

With 65 offices in 21 countries, its teams think global For more information on how KMPG in the Midlands can and act local, and are able to draw on its international help your business, contact the team today: business contacts to help create partnerships and kpmg.com/uk Morgan Sindall’s current Midlands projects include building facilitate inward investment. @kpmguk the ’s £40 million collaborative gleeds.com @GleedsGlobal teaching laboratory 34 MIDLANDS JOINED TOGETHER 35 U K 2017


At Ramboll, 13,000 consulting Scape Group is a public sector Willmott Dixon is ready to play engineers, designers and owned built environment its part driving the Midlands’ management consultants are specialist that offers a suite dynamic future of growth! committed to creating sustainable of frameworks, innovative and long-term solutions design solutions, joint ventures Willmott Dixon has made a profound impact on the Midlands’ economy in recent years. Its recent projects and community investment include delivering two substantial, award-winning With more than 300 offices in 35 countries, Ramboll opportunities facilities for Birmingham City University; the Parkside combines local experience with a global knowledgebase, and Curzon buildings, which have transformed the constantly striving to achieve inspiring solutions that make Millennium Quarter, as well as the UK’s largest non- As a public sector organisation, Scape has a deep rooted a genuine difference to its clients and society. Ramboll residential building constructed to Passivhaus standard, empathy with the challenges faced by the public sector works across the markets; Buildings, Transport, Planning the Centre for Medicine at the University of Leicester. and fully recognises the continued pressures that they & Urban Design, Water, Environment & Health, Energy, Willmott Dixon is currently constructing the new National face in procuring efficiently and delivering more-for-less. Oil & Gas and Management Consulting. College for High Speed Rail in Birmingham, which will Ramboll is currently working on, or has been All of Scape’s services have been designed with these train future engineers who will construct HS2. challenges in mind and are available to any public body in involved with, many of the area’s high profile projects, We are working with the City of Lincoln Council to deliver the United Kingdom. Scape supports the entire lifecycle including; Paradise – 1 Chamberlain Square, Birmingham; the transformational Lincoln Transport Hub Scheme. Its of the built environment, helps create a streamlined Gloucester Energy from Waste; Leicester’s Centre for industry leading science and technology skills are behind procurement journey, stimulates project efficiencies Medicine - UK’s largest Passivhaus building; Birmingham a host of new facilities such as Biocity’s Discovery Building and delivers demonstrable outcomes on every project. Post & Mail development; Wolverhampton’s new A&E in Nottingham, completed in January. These projects hospital; BCU’s Parkside Building; Coventry University Across its construction, consultancy, civil engineering, are encouraging start-up firms to locate and make the Engineering & Computing Building; and Birmingham architecture and facilities management services, each Midlands a centre for tech investment. Town Hall refurbishment. project is designed to deliver high levels of local labour, www.willmottdixon.co.uk local spend, waste reduction, training and apprenticeships, Ramboll is proud to be involved in the regeneration @WillmottDixon and development of the wider Midlands area and is as well as community engagement opportunities. demonstrating its continued commitment to the region Our approach is collaborative and centred on partnership; by investing in larger premises in 2017 and creating new all projects and joint ventures are delivered through employment opportunities. a defined process which enables organisations, teams www.ramboll.co.uk @Ramboll_UK and people to work more effectively together to deliver optimum value from the public purse and exceptional Image © Glenn Howells Architects outcomes for the community. www.scapegroup.co.uk @Scape_Group 36 MIDLANDS JOINED TOGETHER 37 U K 2017


International architectural practice AHR creates innovative spaces where Bruntwood brings 110,000 sq ft Discover thriving communities based in Birmingham, Manchester, we live, work, learn and enjoy life Titleof Grade A workspace to Birmingham Titlein Edgbaston, Birmingham London and Doha AHR is a multi-award winning architecture and building This year will see Cornerblock launch in The Colmore Discover Calthorpe Estates, a forward-thinking and consultancy practice, with a legacy dating back to Business District. The top floor is home to Birmingham’s progressive property, investment and development AFL is a design-led practice working in urban design, 1835, operating in the UK and internationally. Based on largest private roof terrace with wifi connectivity, seating company that is creating the best places to live and work. masterplanning, sport and leisure, health, residential its strong heritage and breadth of services, it provides and views across the city centre. With the added bonus and commercial sectors. Its innovative, pragmatic Family-owned since 1717, Calthorpe Estates and imaginative solutions to make a positive contribution for of bike storage, showers and a gym, Cornerblock offers approach to design solutions shape the spaces and its strategic partners are responsible for delivering its clients, society and the built environment. a vibrant and inspiring workplace. buildings we all live, work, compete and play in, creating a multi-million pound regeneration portfolio attractive, practical and more sustainable places. www.ahr-global.com @AHRglobal bruntwood.co.uk @bruntwood_uk including office, medical, retail, residential and leisure developments across its prestigious 640 hectare estate. www.afl-architects.com @AFLArchitects Image: CGI of roof terrace www.calthorpe.co.uk

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Arcadis is improving quality of life Arden Cross: the UK’s best-connected Cundall is an international Developing creative property solutions across the Midlands mixed-use development site award winning multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy The award-winning EDG Property partners with a number of the UK’s largest private equity funds and banks as well For over 100 years, Arcadis has worked in partnership Arden Cross is a 140 hectare (350 acre) sustainable as investing its own capital into exciting developments. with our clients in the Midlands to deliver exceptional and development site and key part of UK Central’s vision for Cundall currently operates in the UK, Australia, Asia sustainable outcomes across the lifecycle of their natural economic growth. At the centre of the UK’s infrastructure and Europe, offering significant expertise and resources Following the success of The Cube, The School Yard and built assets. and location of the proposed HS2 Interchange Station, in the design of sustainable buildings. and New Street Chambers, the proposed landmark Arden Cross will deliver a high quality mixed-use It is currently providing cost and commercial services to redevelopment of The Co-operative Building will be the development including 2,000 homes, over 246,000 sqm Our Birmingham office is situated in the heart of the Arena Central, a ground-breaking office development first of its kind for Coventry. of commercial space and public realm. Business District at Colmore Row. Our experienced staff which will be home to the retail banking arm of HSBC. www.edgproperty.co.uk @edgproperty have worked on local and international projects and www.ardencross.com www.afl-architects.com @ArcadisUK remain leaders in the market.


GHA is a design studio with national Markham Vale — retail / commercial / Nikal’s £300 million Exchange Square Second city, first choice for and international reach mixed use / development partnerships development breaks new ground PGCTitle Capital

Shanghai-based PGC Capital is an award-winning boutique Underpinning its practice is an approach rooted in the Markham Vale epitomises the successful partnership Nikal was formed in 2003 to pursue major urban investment bank which specialises in private equity funds, constant exploration of how the built environment can working that Henry Boot Developments is recognised for. regeneration projects. improve the lives of individuals and communities. A 200 acre business park, Markham Vale developed in real estate and mergers and acquisitions. It seeks to make partnership with Derbyshire County Council, to create 5,000 Comprising 603 luxury apartments and 30,000 square investments which offer a balance between risk and reward The practice employs over 120 people across its studios sustainable new jobs. feet of retail space, the first phase of Exchange Square and was among the first to recognise the investment in Birmingham and London and delivers award winning is under construction and will deliver Birmingham’s first opportunities Birmingham offers. residential, masterplanning, office, culture, education and The development includes bespoke industrial, office and significant build to rent development. healthcare projects. warehouse accommodation delivered for both leasehold www.pgc-fund.com and freehold occupation, with supporting development Phase Two will deliver a further mixed-use tower and an www.glennhowells.co.uk @glenn_howells of PFS, and A3 units. exemplary new square. www.henrybootdevelopments.co.uk @henrybootdev www.nikal.uk.com


Achieve ambitions across 2One2 Broadstreet will Committed to delivering high quality RLB is an independent global the Midlands reinvent renting in Birmingham property and construction practice PwC is committed to delivering high quality, professional service, and offers unrivalled experience of helping Changes in the way we work, driven by the twin forces Focusing on unparalleled customer service and The firm provides cost management and quantity organisations resolve complex business issues. It brings of technology and infrastructure, are creating significant best in class institutional grade design, the 40-storey surveying, project management and advisory services. opportunities for UK cities and businesses. development (GDV £172 million) will include 482 fresh ideas and best practice knowledge distinguishing it It continues its successful legacy with a dedication to the apartments plus 60,000 sq ft of mixed use commercial from its competitors. JLL helps owners, investors and occupiers go beyond value, quality and sustainability of the built environment. space. Residents will have access to a gym, private Worldwide it has offices in 776 cities in 158 countries, simply buying, selling, leasing and investing in property. Its innovative thinking, global reach, and flawless cinema, lounges, co-working spaces, restaurants and drawing on knowledge, skills and experience of over Whatever your ambition, from individual buildings right execution push the boundaries, taking ambitious projects shops. 184,000 people. It has 28 UK offices and over 15,000 staff. up to global portfolio investments, JLL has the skills, from an idea to reality. knowledge and experience to help you across the www.modaliving.co.uk @www.modaliving.co.uk www.pwc.co.uk @PwC_UK www.rlb.com @rlb_uk Midlands. www.jll.co.uk @JLLUK 40 MIDLANDS JOINED TOGETHER 41 U K 2017 SHAKESPEARE MARTINEAU SHAYLOR GROUP 103 COLMORE ROW TURLEY

A multi-disciplinary and highly A regional contractor with 103 Colmore Row – Birmingham’s Turley is a planning consultancy experienced team a national presence best business address of breadth and distinction

Specialists in development and regeneration, planning Founded nearly 50 years ago, Shaylor Group designs, 224,000 sq ft of prime grade A office space and 8,270 sq Turley is one of the UK’s largest planning and and environment, construction, housing, investment, constructs and maintains the built environment. A family ft of leisure space which includes a rooftop restaurant, integrated services consultancies. It creates places of finance, Islamic finance, landlord and tenant. Its expert owned company with offices in the Midlands and central housed in Birmingham’s tallest new tower with quality that deliver development value. Its Birmingham lawyers and planning consultants are responsive, London, Shaylor Group offers a fully integrated service and spectacular views over Birmingham. office is proud to be involved in promoting many of the collaborative, insightful and effective in achieving flexible approach that encompasses major build, interiors, major development projects that are transforming the A joint development by Sterling Property Ventures Ltd your goals. heritage, small works and specialist fast track projects. Midlands region. and Rockspring Property Investment Managers. www.shma.co.uk @SHMALaw www.shaylorgroup.com @ShaylorGroup www.turley.co.uk @turleyplanning Now under construction. Completion late 2018. Image: Arden Cross www.103ColmoreRow.com @103ColmoreRow


Excellence in the property, Stoford Developments: Typhoo Wardell Armstrong is a Wherever you are, you’re close construction, civils & rail sectors Wharf, Digbeth, Birmingham multidisciplinary engineering, to our success stories environmental and mining Sisk Group is a £1 billion turnover, privately-owned company Birmingham based Stoford delivers prime commercial consultancy WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff is one of the world’s operating in the property, construction, civils and rail sectors. and mixed-use development throughout the United leading engineering professional services consulting Sisk also has a healthcare business offering managed Kingdom. Gooch Estate has selected Stoford as Whether your project is under, on or above the ground, firms. Bringing together its 36,700 staff, based in equipment supply and medical device distribution services. development partner for the Estate’s landholdings in Wardell Armstrong can assemble the right team to provide more than 500 offices, across 40 countries to provide With offices located in Ireland and the United Kingdom, it Digbeth, including Typhoo Wharf. This premier strategic you with the technical expertise and knowledge you need to engineering and multidisciplinary services in a vast works for the top five global brands in the pharmaceutical, regeneration opportunity comprises more than 10 acres help you make it a complete success. For example Wardell array of industry sectors, focussing on technical data/IT and commercial/mixed-use sectors, servicing its of land, all within walking distance of Birmingham’s Armstrong, have recently been involved in a comprehensive excellence and client service. clients’ construction needs across Europe. proposed Curzon Street HS2 railway station. EIA and landscape analysis and masterplan proposal for the www.wsp-pb.com @WSP_PB_UK new residential development at Craighouse, Edinburgh. www.sisk.co.uk www.stoford.com @stofordltd www.wardell-armstrong.com @WA_LLP