Accelerating the midlands engine

The Midlands Engine provides the strong growth narrative and ambition needed to underpin long term planning and development. From HS2 to major new urban communities to east-west connectivity, we're proud to be translating vision into delivery. With the spotlight approaching, it's time to galvanise momentum and ensure the region capitalises on the once-in-a-generation opportunity of infrastructure investment and global profile.

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As the Midlands continues to attract investment and becomes a magnet for growth opportunities, it’s critical that we have joined-up thinking as this will shape places for years to come.
Ian Liddell Managing Director, Planning and Advisory

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Key data

size of the economy in the Midlands:
£217bn £217bn
No. of new homes the midlands engine AIMS to deliver OVER the next 15 years:
600,000 600,000
Billions that could be added to UK economy, if the midlands could match the Uk's average gva:
£54bn £54bn

WSP moves 700 staff into new 7 million Birmingham headquarters

Today, 700 staff will move into the new headquarters from across the Midlands, set to become an operational hub for WSP as it works on flagship projects in the city, including the design and delivery of HS2’s Curzon Street Station.

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HS2 reveals designs for new stations in Birmingham and Solihull

HS2 will release images of two of its brand new stations, marking a significant milestone for the programme, cementing the project’s commitment to the Midlands and emphasising the region’s place at the heart of Britain’s new high speed network.

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