Arden Cross’ development site


The Arden Cross Consortium, comprising landowners Birmingham City Council, Packington Estate, Coleshill Estate and Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council, has appointed Gowling WLG as legal advisers on Arden Cross, one of the UK’s most significant development sites.

Adjacent to Birmingham Airport, Birmingham International Railway Station and the NEC, and bounded by the M42, A45 and A452, Arden Cross is the selected location for the HS2 Birmingham Interchange station. The site will be developed as a sustainable urban quarter in Solihull, comprising a minimum of 2.65 million square feet of commercial space, 2,000 homes, complementary retail and leisure amenities, extensive public realm and new transport links.

The site is a part of UK Central, an economic strategic vision being driven by Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council and fully supported by the Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership (GBSLEP), West Midlands Combined Authority and UK Central Government.

The realisation of the overarching vision for the Hub – the first focal point of the UK Central strategy, and home to Arden Cross – will be supported by the Urban Growth Company (UGC), a special purpose delivery vehicle established to lead and develop major infrastructure investment in the area.

Nisha Jassal (Picture) will led the Gowling WLG’s team on the project.

Involved fees earner: Nisha Jassal – Gowling WLG;

Law Firms: Gowling WLG;

Clients: Arden Cross Consortium;