Arden Cross is a site with a number of different stakeholders including HS2 and Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council, Highways England, Transport for West Midlands, Centro, the West Midlands Combined Authority and GBSLEP, as well as other major economic assets including the NEC, Jaguar Land Rover and Birmingham Airport.

The timing of the delivery for Arden Cross is related to HS2 receiving Royal Assent (timetabled for December 2016), and the adoption of Solihull’s Local Plan (timetabled for late 2017). It is anticipated that the Arden Cross Consortium could submit an outline planning application during 2018.

HS2 given green light by Parliament as expected. Work on the physical line will then begin, including HS2 Interchange Station.

Solihull Local Plan adopted, with Arden Cross site included within the adopted plan.

Arden Cross outline planning application to be submitted.


The Arden Cross Consortium is formed of the four landowners who between them own the Arden Cross development site outright.

The Arden Cross Consortium is keen to ensure a sense of stewardship with any development on the site delivered in an appropriate and environmentally responsible manner which maximises the potential of the site and its location on the edge of the Solihull Greenbelt.


The Arden Cross Consortium is being advised by professional bodies including: