The Urban Growth Company (UGC) is a special purpose delivery vehicle, established to lead and develop major infrastructure investment in the Hub, a key component of the UK Central strategic economic growth area.

The UGC will help to realise the full economic potential of the 1,300 hectare Hub area, the location earmarked as the site of the HS2 high speed rail interchange station, which will itself spark the creation of a truly international transport hub and world-class development opportunity.

The Hub

A key driver in the UK Central economic growth strategy.

The Hub is home to a number of key stakeholders, including world-class economic assets such as the NEC, Birmingham Airport and Jaguar Land Rover, as well as the 340 acre Arden Cross development site, which will host the HS2 interchange station, and business and residential uses.

It is also at the centre of the UK’s transport networks, placing 75% of the UK’s population within a three hour drive time. The UGC will bring together the aspirations of stakeholders within the area to create a unified framework for growth and development within the Hub.

Work is already underway on the first stage of this vision in the form of the UK Central Hub Growth and Infrastructure Plan, which will provide clarity on delivery and help to inform the Draft Solihull Local Plan (covering the period 2017-2033).

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