Business Park Expansion Projects | Midlands property news

Plans have been tabled for a commercial project which is expected to create more than 260 jobs at an established business park in the West Midlands.

Asset management firm BlackRock has submitted proposals to develop approximately six acres of land, known as plot 6,700, at Birmingham Business Park.

Birmingham Business Park is home to over 150 businesses, 7,000 employees and is the European and UK headquarters for over 20 organisations.

BlackRock’s plans involve building two units spanning a total of 93,310 square feet.

Each unit benefits from access to a dedicated parking area and a separate truck yard, offering a total of 97 car spaces and 22 bicycle spaces.

A statement filed with Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council on behalf of the applicant said: “BlackRock intends to deliver the proposed development to continue the growth of the regionally significant BBP and to provide additional investment and employment opportunities. for the
Solihull area.

“The local plan adopted identifies the BBP as a key economic asset and supports its continued growth and expansion. This is also true of the emerging local plan, which arguably supports park development even more strongly to encourage the economic regeneration of northern Solihull.

The proposed development aims to deliver on the ambitions of the local plan, providing up to 261 full-time employment opportunities and should be supported in this regard.”

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