Government pledges £50m for links from Birmingham International Station.

Rail & Tram

Land Referencing Services

30th March 2021

Following the budget announced in March 2021, the government have pledged £50m for improvements around the High Speed 2 (HS2) Birmingham Interchange Station.


The £50m pledge will go towards the new Arden Cross development, built around the HS2 high speed rail station, will be a new small town in the borough of Solihull.

The planning application for the station and the surrounding landscape, along with the automated people mover system, was approved by Solihull Council in August 2020.

Once it is built, Arden Cross will create 3,000 new homes and up to 6 million square feet of commercial development, and is designed to make the most of the economic opportunities provided by HS2.

The station, which will be at the heart of the HS2 network in the Midlands, recently became the first railway station globally to achieve the BREEAM “Outstanding” certification at the design stage  – a measure of sustainability for new and refurbished buildings.

The new Interchange station is the penultimate station before the new high speed line terminates at Birmingham Curzon Street station.

346 Acre Development

Arden Cross will be 346 acre development, making it a new small town in the borough of Solihull. It will have the new HS2 Interchange station at its heart, with central London just 38 minutes away.

It will be new connected to a new light rail "people mover", transporting up to 2,100 passengers per hour between Birmingham Airport, the NEC, the new HS2 station and the existing Birmingham International railway station.

Land Referencing Services

LRS provided Land Referencing Services for Birmingham International Station. This included assisting with the plans to create an integrated transport exchange, bringing together existing rail, future high speed rail, trams, buses, rapid transit and private vehicles.

In addition, connections to taxis, bicycles and an automated people mover, will provide seamless connections to Birmingham Airport and the HS2 Interchange Station by 2025.


“HS2 is a vital part of our commitment to build back better from the covid-19 pandemic, creating new skilled jobs and regenerating our towns and cities.

"Today's announcement of £50 million to boost economic growth around the new HS2 Interchange station in Solihull will do just that, unlocking land for new businesses and homes with access to our world-beating high-speed network.”

        HS2 Minister, Andrew Stephenson.

Land referencing services:

» Land registry searches & desktop referencing
» Requests for Information (RFI’s)
» Site Surveys and interviews
» Confirmation Exercise

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In Numbers:

» £50 million - pledged in the 2021 Budget.

» 3,000 new homes to be built at Arden Cross.

» 6 million square feet of commercial space created.

» £346 acres - the size of the development.

» 38 minutes - the time to travel to London from the HS2 Interchange.

» 2100 - the number of passengers per hour that can travel on the light rail 'people mover'.

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