Birmingham has unveiled ambitious plans to maximise the benefits of HS2. City leaders have launched the Curzon Investment Plan, a 30 year strategy to regenerate the 141 hectares of land around the planned HS2 Curzon Street Station.
Almost £1 billion of investment is being committed to the project. HS2 will help create 36,000 jobs, 4,000 new homes and 600,000 square metres of commercial floor space. The HS2 station at Curzon Street will form the focus for a regenerated neighbourhood, with houses, offices, shops and squares.
Theresa May, Prime Minister, welcomed the plan. ‘I’m delighted that Greater Birmingham is making this investment in the future, working to maximise the potential of HS2 by investing in jobs and housing – and encouraging more business investment.
‘It was in Birmingham where I outlined my plan to build an economy that works for all, with a proper industrial strategy that delivers prosperity, job creation and higher wages across the country, not just in London. That’s what the Curzon Investment Plan aims to do in Greater Birmingham.’
She added that her administration was right behind the initiative. The Curzon Regeneration Company will take responsibility for driving the delivery of Curzon.