New plans for industrial units next to Birmingham HS2 depot


Plans to develop a vacant brownfield site in north Birmingham have been unveiled.

The project will see up to four new industrial units built in the former LDV factory off Drews Lane in Washwood Heath.

If approved, the Aviva Investors project would cover 174,800 square feet of space alongside parking, bicycle storage and changing rooms and could create up to 350 new jobs.

The application site is located to the south of the new HS2 inventory maintenance depot under development.

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Ben Littman, Director of Development at Aviva Investors, said: “This proposal was designed to provide an attractive and environmentally friendly workplace, regenerating a brownfield that has seen more than a decade of disuse and creating regional employment opportunities.

“Being close to the community, existing businesses and strong transport links, we believe the site offers an excellent development opportunity and one that strengthens our portfolio of assets while improving the local area.”

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