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Crewe & HS2

Crewe’s location makes the place a real gateway to the North of England

Crewe’s location makes the Place a real gateway to the North of England. Liverpool, Manchester and Birmingham are all within an hour’s drive. Both rail and road connectivity, with close proximity to the M6 opens up a wealth of opportunities.

Strengths in Rail: 

  • Crewe is at the heart of rail transformation with a strategic location between the Midlands Engine and Northern Powerhouse regions.
  • Crewe will be the first HS2 hub in the north, up to 10 years earlier than Manchester. ​
  • Access to a labour pool of over 3 million people within a 45-minute commute. 12 major universities within an hour of Crewe.​
  • Crewe has 7% of the rail workforce in England and is already home to many rail customers, suppliers and wider transport sector.​
  • Crewe offers a unique opportunity to build on the existing rail industry and workforce to grow a strong supply chain cluster around the station hub and wider town.

Crewe as an investment location:

  • Benefitting from low land values now ahead of projected uplifts.​ Headline office rents are 84-87% lower than Birmingham or Manchester
  • Opportunity to become landmark occupier
  • £38 million secured for town centre regeneration projects
  • Enjoy unrivalled connectivity to all major cities​
  • Access to highly skilled local workforce and huge talent pool​
  • Locating in a quality place to live, benefitting from millions of investment in regeneration​

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