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Arena Central secures largest Birmingham pre-let in a decade

Posted by lepadmin - September 21, 2017 - Uncategorized

Birmingham’s Arena Central development has completed a letting for 240,000 sq ft to the Government in a development to be funded by Legal & General’s (L&G), representing the largest pre-let to take place in the city in a decade. The UK Government, advised by JLL, has committed to take the full 3 Arena Central building […]

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East Staffordshire Regeneration Programme: Infrastructure works to support the release of three key urban brownfield sites for residential and commercial development.

Posted by lepadmin - September 19, 2017 - Uncategorized

In Summary Organisation: East Staffordshire Borough Council Location: Burton upon Trent and Uttoxeter Project: East Staffordshire Regeneration Programme Value of Funding: £1.5million of Local Growth Funding Value of Project: £5.79million Councillor Patricia Ackroyd, Deputy Leader for Enterprise, said: “There is no question that the funding support from the Greater Birmingham and Solihull LEP has played […]

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PwC and BizzInn launch Midlands scale-up programme

Posted by lepadmin - September 18, 2017 - Uncategorized

SCALE: Midlands Programme to launch in October Programme focuses on late-stage enterprise start-ups Previous participants in PwC’s scale-up programmes have raised over £80 million in equity PwC, in partnership with BizzInn, is launching the SCALE: Midlands Programme to help high potential businesses bridge the gap between innovative late-stage startup and established large organisation. It is […]

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Birmingham Curzon HS2 regeneration plans boosted by funding for new Midland Metro stop

Posted by lepadmin - September 15, 2017 - Uncategorized

£27.5 million package from the Greater Birmingham & Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership (GBSLEP) and West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) to deliver new Metro stop £27.5 million package from the Greater Birmingham & Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership (GBSLEP) and West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) to deliver new Metro stop Further £0.5 million allocated by GBSLEP to […]

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WMCA approves transport plan for the next decade

Posted by lepadmin - September 12, 2017 - Uncategorized

A transport blueprint that will see £3.4 billion of tram extensions, new suburban rail lines, cycle routes and motorway improvements built over the coming decade has been approved. Members of the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) agreed to the 2026 Delivery Plan for Transport at its meeting in Birmingham on Friday September 8. Prepared by […]

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Iron: Man kicks off next phase of Midland Metro tram expansion

Posted by lepadmin - September 5, 2017 - Uncategorized

The next phase in the expansion of the Midland Metro tram network officially got underway when one of Birmingham’s most iconic statues – Iron: Man – was lifted out of Victoria Square. Mayor for the West Midlands Andy Street and Cllr John Clancy, leader of Birmingham City Council, joined onlookers as two cranes slowly raised […]

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Action plan proposed to unlock land for housing and jobs

Posted by lepadmin - September 5, 2017 - Uncategorized

An action plan to unlock hundreds of hectares of land for housing and commercial use is to be considered by the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA). The Land Delivery Action Plan proposes a package of measures and interventions aimed at speeding up the supply of land needed to underpin the WMCA’s ambitious goals for new […]

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Sir John Bell to unveil industry-led proposals to build UK’s status as world leader in life sciences

Posted by lepadmin - August 30, 2017 - Uncategorized

Industry proposals to help the UK’s life sciences sector become an international benchmark for success are being unveiled today. Sir John Bell outlines findings of independent sector-led review into £64 billion life sciences industry at University of Birmingham The review will inform the basis of government work with the sector towards a Sector Deal in […]

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GBSLEP reacts to the Midlands Engine Investment Fund launch

Posted by lepadmin - August 29, 2017 - Uncategorized

Pat Hanlon, Board Director for Access to Finance, GBSLEP, said: “The launch of the first £120 million of the Midlands Engine Investment Fund, created with our support, represents an important opportunity for small and medium sized enterprises in Greater Birmingham & Solihull and the wider Midlands who are looking for debt finance to start or […]

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Best of British business backs Birmingham’s 2022 bid as city reveals Business Expo 2022 plans

Posted by lepadmin - August 25, 2017 - Uncategorized

The Birmingham 2022 bid team have unveiled its plans to showcase the best of UK industry and business to a global audience, as part of its 2022 Commonwealth Games bid. Business Expo 2022, and the associated five-year Enterprise and Industry Programme building up to it, would form a key part of the legacy left by a […]

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