Health R&D to expand in West Midlands linked to HS2

CGI of HS2 People Mover over Pendigo Lake (connecting HS2 Interchange Station to Birmingham International Airport and the NEC)

The West Midlands Combined Authority is hoping to capitalise on future connections with the new HS2 route in its planning post Covid-19 and beyond. One idea is to create a new state-of-the-art health hub, only forty minutes from London and placed centrally at the HS2 Interchange station.

The Leader of Solihull Council and Portfolio Holder for Environment, Energy and HS2 for West Midlands Combined Authority, Ian Courts, has been talking to Future Cities Forum about the region's green recovery plan post Covid-19, and important job creation around the Arden Cross development linked to the HS2 Interchange station.