Category Archives: West Midlands

HS2 vote puts region in line for multi-billion pound boost

A multi-billion pound shot-in-the-arm for the West Midlands economy was a major step closer today after MPs voted overwhelmingly in favour of the HS2 high speed rail project. Last night’s Commons vote on the High Speed Rail (London – West … Continue reading

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Birmingham unveils huge HS2 redevelopment plan

Today, Birmingham City Council unveils the Birmingham Curzon HS2 Masterplan, which will see 141 hectares of the city centre transformed. The ambitious plans form one of the biggest urban regeneration schemes in Britain, and by far the biggest redevelopment so … Continue reading

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Essential we press on following Supreme Court’s rejection of HS2 challenges

Statement on Supreme Court verdict – January 22, 2014 Centro chief executive, Geoff Inskip, said the Supreme Court’s rejection of challenges against HS2 was excellent news for the West Midlands as high speed rail would deliver jobs and economic growth … Continue reading

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Calls for HS2 specialist college to come to Birmingham

Following today’s announcement by Government that a specialist college to train the workers needed for the HS2 project is to be launched, Go-HS2 member the Greater Birmingham & Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership has backed campaigns to bring the college to … Continue reading

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HS2 Ltd at Skills Show in Birmingham

HS2 Ltd is attending the Skills Show at the NEC from tomorrow (November 14-16). For full details click here. For the first time, HS2 Ltd will be attending The Skills Show, giving schoolchildren and young people an excellent opportunity to … Continue reading

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£2bn transport package to reap maximum economic benefits from HS2

A £2bn package of rail, tram and rapid transit schemes to ensure the West Midlands secures the maximum economic benefits possible from HS2 was formally agreed today (October 23). The Local Connectivity Package, which was ratified by the region’s new … Continue reading

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West Midlands businesses can learn how to land more than £10bn worth of HS2 contracts at Birmingham conference

West Midlands businesses can learn how to land more than £10bn worth of contracts for the HS2 network at a conference in Birmingham on November 5. The event has been hailed by Birmingham Chamber chief executive Jerry Blackett and Centro … Continue reading

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