Plans for the new UK Central Hub centred around the new HS2 station in Solihull are currently being set and are expected to create more than 77,000 jobs and add over £4 billion to the region’s economy.
Leaders from both the business and public sectors have outlined a 20-year vision for the hub in Solihull which will include new homes, commercial space and improved transport infrastructure.
The UK Central Hub is planned to have 8.34 million sq ft of development land and enough space for up to 4,000 new homes. With key businesses such as Birmingham Airport, the NEC and Jaguar Land Rover in the immediate vicinity, the Hub will be the location of the HS2 Interchange, placing the city only 38 minutes from London Euston.
Plans also include the development of a multi-modal transport interchange at Birmingham International station, connecting the HS2 Interchange with the NEC and Birmingham Airport via an automated people mover and linking to mainline rail, Midland Metro trams and bus rapid transit.