Council leader claims new Birmingham A38 industrial development could create thousands of jobs


A new development will help bring thousands of jobs to the area, Birmingham City Council’s leader has claimed.

An artist's impression of the new Peddimore development

An artist’s impression of the new Peddimore development

Plans have been unveiled for the new Peddimore industrial development near the A38 in Minworth.

When completed, the site will feature up to 3million sq ft of space and could create up to 10,000 jobs.

Cllr John Clancy, Birmingham City Council’s leader, said: “We want to create a market-leading development opportunity for the city region that will help create thousands of jobs, boost the local economy and act as catalyst for further growth in the region.

“To make this happen, we’re unlocking excellently located prime land at Peddimore for manufacturing and logistics uses.”

The council is currently seeking expressions of interest from investors and developers.

Waheed Nazir, Birmingham City Council’s director for economy, added: “This is simply the best strategic development opportunity of its kind to come forward in many years.

“We’re therefore pleased to have begun the process of seeking a development partner at the top of its game to deliver our ambition of creating a major new industrial development at the centre of the UK.”


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  1. I worked at Birmingham City Council in inward investment and investment promotion for Locate in Birmingham for nearly 20 years until Neil Rami’s Marketing Birmingham took over the city’s inward investment function and created Business Birmingham. We marketed Peddimore in 1996 as a development site despite it being in The Green Belt and Phillips the Dutch industrial giant were going to develop a huge semi-conductor plant there. Then the bottom fell out of the semi-conductor market and Phillips no longer wanted the site and pulled out…a lesson for all……We need a high tech company to take over this site if it is not to prove another huge white elephant and remain undeveloped for another 20 years

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