Adjacent to Birmingham Airport, which offers daily flights on 140 international routes, Arden Cross will share a connection to Birmingham International Railway Station, a key stop on the West Coast Main Line which provides a direct link to Birmingham New Street station, the busiest commuter hub outside of London.
The site’s location on Junction 6 of the M42 also opens up connections to the motorway network, with the M5, M6 and M1 all within easy reach.
London is currently one hour away by train – which will be reduced to 38 minutes once the first phase of HS2 comes online – with Manchester reached in just 90 minutes by rail.
In total, 70% of the UK population are within a two hour travel time of Arden Cross, a number which will see a significant increase following the delivery of the first phase of HS2 – including the Interchange Station at Arden Cross – in 2026.
Situated at the heart of the site, the station is expected to see 21,000 passengers a day once the first phase completes in 2026.
These connections will be further enhanced by the UGC through deployment of £1bn of infrastructure investment, including major improvements in the area to enhance connectivity and ensure that the HS2 station is connected across the Hub and into the network of travel, employment and leisure opportunities across the region.
Located between the major conurbations of Birmingham and Coventry, the region is also steeped in history, with the town of Warwick and Stratford-upon-Avon, birthplace of William Shakespeare, less than 30 miles away.
The affluent towns of Solihull to the west and Royal Leamington Spa to the south east also offers a range of high quality retail and leisure amenities, while the Meriden Gap provides extensive rolling, unspoilt countryside.
The expansive 350 acre (140 hectare) site is currently undeveloped and, although it is located in the Green Belt, part of the site is currently used for mineral extraction.