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  • City Centre Draft Retail Strategy

    Birmingham City Council have unveiled the City Centre Retail Strategy, which will see the transformation of the retail core strengthening its position as a destination of choice for visitors and shoppers. The strategy capitalises on a range of investments currently underway, which are continuing the […]

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  • Golden Square

    Golden Square in Birmingham’s historic Jewellery Quarter will be a high quality 24-hour public space for organised events and more spontaneous activities, attracting new visitors and businesses to the area. It is part of Birmingham City Council’s Big City Plan Initiatives Programme which seeks to […]

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  • Enterprise Zone Business Rates Relief Extended

    Enterprise Zone Business Rates Relief Extended

    The Chancellor announced at Budget 2014 that the deadlines for accessing business rate discounts and enhanced capital allowances on Enterprise Zones would be extended by three years. This means that businesses have until March 2018 to locate on an EZ to be able to access […]

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  • Huge HS2 Redevelopment Plan Unveiled

    Huge HS2 Redevelopment Plan Unveiled

    To read more and comment on the Birmingham Curzon Draft Masterplan please go to www.birmingham.gov.uk/birminghamcurzonhs2

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  • Site Development and Access Fund

    Site Development and Access Fund

    “As part of the ongoing development of the EZ we are delighted to announce a package of loans and funding to enable schemes to get off the ground, acknowledging the challenge developers currently face in accessing finance” Chris Webster, GBSLEP Board Director and EZ Champion […]

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  • Three Enterprise Zone Sites Shortlisted for Government Support

    Three Enterprise Zone Sites Shortlisted for Government Support

    The Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership has welcomed news that three sites in the Birmingham City Centre Enterprise Zone has been selected for investment. As part of the Local Infrastructure Fund, the Department of Communities and Local Government has given outline approval to […]

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  • Pinch Point Fund Secured to Support the EZ

    Pinch Point Fund Secured to Support the EZ

    The Department of Transport has approved bids worth more than £10 million from the Local Pinch Point Fund for improvements that will benefit economic growth projects in the Greater Birmingham & Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership. Birmingham City Council – Birmingham Ring Road, facilitating access to […]

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  • Advance works for Golden Square project (Jewellery Quarter)

    Advance works for Golden Square project (Jewellery Quarter)

    BCC has reached agreement with the owner of the Big Peg and its immediate frontage, for the release of land allowing the Golden Square project to progress to contract stage.  Advance works will take place on Sunday, 7 April 2013 to remove the existing trees […]

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  • Enterprise Zone Propectus Launch

    Plans that will give the Greater Birmingham economy a £2.8 billion annual boost, create 40,000 new jobs and consolidate the city as a global centre for inward investment were formally launched at the Town Hall, Birmingham on 22nd February. Chancellor of the Exchequer, the Right […]

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  • Icknield Port Loop Development

    Outline Planning approval has been granted, subject to agreement of a S106, for a major residential-led mixed use development on the western edge of the City Centre. The application site extends to 22.4 hectares of land across Icknield Port Loop and incorporates various land and premises, […]

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