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Government Unveils Midlands Engine Portfolio

The government has unveiled a £7bn portfolio across the Midlands to potential investors at MIPIM.

The package of 19 projects was compiled by Department for International Trade in partnership with the Midlands Engine.

International trade minister Mark Garnier said: "The Midlands Engine Investment Portfolio will enable us to harness the strong potential and accelerate the growth of the region by showcasing some of the most exciting investment projects across the Midlands. It will also enable us to build on the region’s strong record of attracting foreign investment."

Sir John Peace, chairman of the Midlands Engine, added: "The Midlands Engine Investment Portfolio demonstrates our ambition.

"We have some truly incredible projects available this year; whether it is investments that have been borne as a result of HS2 or smaller projects that will deliver real change, economic growth and jobs for of our cities.

"Investors will not only be investing in projects that will deliver significant return on investment, but will be driving growth in our region and acting as a catalyst to create the environments where our businesses can thrive."

The projects included in the portfolio are:

  • Birmingham Curzon
  • Birmingham Smithfield
  • Drakelow Park, Derbyshire
  • Friargate, Coventry
  • Grantham Southern Quadrant, Lincolnshire
  • Heart of the City, Derby
  • Loughborough University Science and Enterprise Park, Leicestershire
  • Nottingham City Centre
  • Peppermint Park, Holbeach, Lincolnshire
  • Redditch Eastern Gateway, Worcestershire
  • South Kestevon Regional Offer, Lincolnshire
  • Springfield Campus, Wolverhampton
  • Stoke-on-Trent City Centre
  • The Boots Enterprise Zone, Nottingham
  • The National Space Park
  • Tudor Cross, Bolsover, Derbyshire
  • UK Central Hub and HS2 Interchange, Solihull
  • Wolverhampton Canalside and City Interchange
  • Worcester Growth Corridor

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