Why invest in Birmingham?

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With Birmingham only being 100 miles outside of London but with a cost of living that is significantly lower, there is little wonder that serious investors are gravitating towards the city.

It’s cheaper to live, shop, eat and drink in Birmingham and this is making more people move to the city. As a result, Birmingham has established one of the youngest, diverse and highly qualified workforces in the UK which is very attractive to employers.

The infrastructure of the city is constantly being improved and the amount of development taking place in the city, including HS2, is putting the city firmly on the map, both in the eyes of UK and International investors.

Birmingham is an ambitious city and in a recent report by the Urban Land Institute and PwC, Birmingham has been highlighted as one of the top 10 European cities for property investment. This is testament to the confidence that investors and businesses have in the economic future of the city.

The property investment opportunities are wide and varied in Birmingham and we are here to guide you throughout the process. Contact us now to discuss your investment goals with us and we will show you why Birmingham properties should feature in your portfolio.

Over the last few years Birmingham has reinvented itself as one of the most vibrant cities in Europe. The regeneration of the Bull Ring, the new library (the biggest in Europe), the major redevelopment of New Street station, Eastside and Paradise Circus, the Resorts World Birmingham development by the airport, and the recently revealed Smithfield regeneration scheme are all putting Birmingham in front of mind for buy-to-let investors who are starting to see the vast potential in the city. This transformation has been well reported right across the UK media, changing perceptions of the city and raising the profile of Birmingham amongst the property investment community.

With lower property costs than London, a great reputation for business start-ups and innovation, and excellent transport and communication links, it’s little wonder that serious buy-to-let property investors are now viewing Birmingham as one of the UK’s hottest property markets for investments.

Birmingham is perfectly placed for development. One of the main reasons Birmingham is expanding so quickly is the fact that so many London companies are creating back offices here or sometimes relocating their whole outfit. It's also true that Birmingham has been planning this boom since 2010, when the city council produced the first Big City Plan, a 20-year project set to transform Birmingham into a genuinely world-class city centre and extend its footprint by 25%.

Perfectly located with superb business connections at a local, national and international level, infrastructure plans for the future are even more impressive, with more and more international flights becoming available, the Midland Metro being expanded and, hugely importantly, work to start on the HS2 high-speed rail link in 2017. Not only will the HS2 headquarters be located in Birmingham, but you will also be able to commute from London to Birmingham in less than 50 minutes, which is phenomenal.