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Work on a new £100 million industrial and business scheme in the Black Country has started. Developer HBD is leading the Phoenix 10 project south west of Walsall town centre near the M6. The site, which once housed the James Bridge Copper Works, extends to 44 acres of brownfield land off Reservoir Place but has […]

Plans have been lodged for Dandara Living’s proposed Warners Fields development in Digbeth New plans have been lodged for a major redevelopment of industrial land in Birmingham which would initially see more than 1,300 apartments built. The overall masterplan, called Warners Fields as a nod to the Digbeth area’s early industrial past, contains proposals for […]

Jaguar Land Rover’s sales continued to fall during the third quarter of its financial year because of the ongoing shortage of computer chips. The automotive giant, which has major factories in the West Midlands and Merseyside, has reported total retail sales for the three months to the end of 2021 of 80,126, down 13.6% compared […]

A start-up company aiming ‘revolutionise’ the 3D printing world has pledged to create new, highly-paid jobs in 2022. Meta Additive, a spin-out from the University of Liverpool, has transformed the former Hudson and Middleton factory, in Longton, Stoke-on-Trent, into a hub for its ‘game-changing’ advanced manufacturing technologies. Its unique 3D printing technology – backed by […]

Trailer manufacturer Don-Bur has just completed its 40th year of trading under its current name. Don-Bur (Bodies and Trailers) Ltd was officially launched in 1981 after Donald Burton raised the £950,000 needed to fund the management buyout of Welford Truck Bodies, which was previously part of Bristol Street Motors. In its early days, the company […]

A Staffordshire-based specialist care provider which boasts more than 10,000 staff has been sold a global infrastructure investment firm. Voyage Care, based in Lichfield, has been acquired by London-based Wren House in an undisclosed deal. Founded in 1988, Voyage – which had been owned by Partners Group and Duke Street since 2014 – provides specialist […]

The final unit has opened at a new drive-thru development in Stoke-on-Trent. Bakery giant Greggs has opened its latest branch in Baths Road, Longton, in a move which has created 12 new jobs. Greggs signed a lease for the unit in September 2021. The new shop is one of 150 that Greggs is opening in […]

Economic development agency West Midlands Growth Company has agreed a deal for new office space in Birmingham city centre. The company is relocating from its current base in the historic Baskerville House to the 11th floor of The Colmore Building. It has agreed a ten-deal for 4,696 sq ft of space and is expected to […]

Working from home measures were introduced a month ago on December 13 as part of wider Plan B measures to stem the transmission of the Omicron variant of Covid-19. As part of the wider measures, face masks are still mandatory in shops and public transport and vaccine status ‘passports’ are needed to enter some large […]

Coventry planners have joined counterparts in Warwick by approving the new £2.5bn gigafactory Planning chiefs in Coventry have joined their counterparts in Warwick today by backing the construction of a massive new gigafactory. At a meeting of Coventry City Coventry’s planning committee, councillors consented to the scheme at Coventry Airport which falls into both of […]