Birmingham on track with £1bn HS2-fuelled investment

14th September 2016

Prime Minister confirms bumper injection of capital in major regeneration project surrounding the future HS2 station in Birmingham’s Eastside district.

Major regeneration is planned in the area around the former Curzon Street station

Prime Minister Theresa May has today confirmed a HS2-fuelled £1 billion investment in Birmingham city centre and hailed it as a sign the city is open for business post Brexit.

The investment will see new offices, a tram line and 4,000 new homes built around the planned Curzon Street HS2 rail station, creating 36,000 new jobs and generating £1.4 billion for Birmingham’s economy.

The funding will be used to deliver on the Curzon Street masterplan which was first unveiled last year to show how the area could be shaped around HS2.

Birmingham is the first UK city to use HS2’s arrival to support investment in regeneration and new development.

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CGI of how the Metro would look near the Curzon Street HS2 terminal

Mrs May said: “I’m delighted that Greater Birmingham is making this investment in the future, working to maximise the potential of HS2 by investing in jobs and housing – and encouraging more business investment.

Source: Birmingham Mail

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