Wolverhampton at UKREiiF 2024

City of Wolverhampton - City of Opportunity We are a hotspot for investment. A city with ambitious growth plans, a strong vision and a progressive council bringing energy and pace to new developments and change. We are trusted by our partners, with a track record of making things happen.

Why investors choose Wolverhampton

Don’t just take our word for it!

"Wolverhampton is a city that is already on that journey of change, and we wanted to be on that journey with them."
Tim Heatley, Co-Founder, Capital&Centric.

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We are...

A city passionate about place-making and with the council a major landowner in the city, we’re a good place to do business with.

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Home to Europe’s largest specialist architecture and built environment campus at University of Wolverhampton and the National Brownfield Institute, we are a national centre of excellence for sustainable construction and green innovation.

The place to be! A Premier League Football Club, the biggest pop art collection outside of London and home to global entertainment giants AEG, operators of The Halls Wolverhampton, the city’s premier music and entertainment venue.

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Choose Wolverhampton

Centrally located

At the heart of the UK with easy access to the M6, M6 Toll, M54, M5 and M42.

Great connectivity

Our public transport Interchange will get you to Birmingham in 17 mins by train, London 98 mins, Manchester 70 mins. HS2 will cut the journey time to London even further.

Global destinations

Access to over 150 direct destinations from Birmingham International Airport. Fast freight trains to all UK destinations.

Good growth

The city's Good Growth Strategy outlines the council’s proposed approach to economic development and how it will work alongside partners to support the local economy to grow.

Top for digital

Named a rising star in the ‘State of Fibre’ report, because we have the second biggest percentage increase in fibre coverage in the UK. More residents and businesses have access to full fibre and 5G.

Investment hotspot

Ranked joint number one in fDi Intelligence's 'Small European Cities of the Future' category (March 2023) for our foreign direct investment (FDI) strategy

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A market of 14 million people within 100 mins drive; 1.73 million within 30 mins; 3 million within 20 miles.

Diverse and inclusive

Home to people from all over the world who speak over 90 languages.

Long-Term Plan for Towns - Bilston

In September 2023, the Government launched the government’s Long-Term Plan for Towns, a part of their levelling up programme. 55 towns across Great Britain will receive funding as part of this programme with Bilston being one of them.

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City Learning Quarter City Learning Quarter

Town Deal

City of Wolverhampton Council was awarded £25m from the Government’s Towns Fund in June 2021.

See how the nine projects selected for funding will bring real change for communities, businesses and individuals alike.

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IGNITE free workspace IGNITE free workspace

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Free workspace for SME's, start-up businesses and entrepreneurs, located right in the heart of the city centre.

Ignite provides training and events, on-site business support, meeting space and co-working opportunities to create, innovate and grow your business.

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Our Key Sectors

Advanced Manufacturing

Business Services

Building Technologies

Environmental Technologies

Health & Wellbeing

Public Sector

Retail

Transport Technologies

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