Local businesses cautious as HS2 gets go-ahead | News

The primary minister past 7 days announced operate on the substantial-pace rail connection would start off immediately, most likely costing far more than £100bn. The initially phase amongst London and Birmingham is due to open up amongst 2028 and 2031, and the 2nd amongst Manchester and Leeds has been pushed again to 2035-forty. 

Mark Howard, owner of Birmingham independent Disorder Boutique said Birmingham’s proposed Curzon Street HS2 Terminal could push up retail assets price ranges. 

“If it’s purely about turning out to be a commuter belt that’s not automatically a fantastic thing, and could push up retail assets price ranges,” he said.  “But if it’s about people relocating and investment decision and companies setting up up then it’s a constructive. The town will change close to as it’s coming into a new station [away from New Street] exactly where the greater retailer developments have a stronghold. That will open up

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