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The refurbished Five Brindleyplace, soon to be the home of Deutsche Bank which is one of the city's best foreign investment stories of recent times

More foreign investment in Greater Birmingham than any other region

The number of foreign direct investment (FDI) projects in the Greater Birmingham trumped the 37 other regions, data for the 2014 financial year shows

Sir Albert Bore

Birmingham could be first public sector hub outside London

City set to be centre of government outside of the capital as it pushes for major relocations away from South East

CGI of the planned HS2 rail line

Infrastructure chief to join HS2's Birmingham team

Hunts is now on for executives to lead the £50bn high-speed rail project in the city

Birmingham City Centre Enterprise Zone

Extra £147m from enterprise zone to boost Birmingham regeneration

An agreement has been struck to expand the City Centre Enterprise Zone Investment Plan from £128 million to £275 million on the back of rising demand and confidence in the city

Two Snow Hill, Birmingham

M&G Investments linked to Two Snowhill deal

Property group rumoured to be eyeing 14-storey office building after HS2 letting secured

The new Midland Metro tram

£130m Midland Metro boost 'will help city's international standing'

Funding has been allocated towards taking the Metro through New Canal Street to Adderley Street – where a park-and-ride facility is planned

Jan Thompson, Midlands chairman of Jones Lang LaSalle

HS2 Birmingham move 'will put welcome pressure on city's office market'

The first phase of the 100,000 sq ft offices will come on stream in 2015, meaning only two Grade A options were available – Colmore Plaza and Two Snow Hill - experts warn

Two Snowhill

Two Snowhill will house new HS2 team in Birmingham

Colmore business address to accommodate 1,500 staff moving to city to lead construction of high-speed rail link between London and the city

Birmingham city centre renaissance boosted by new regeneration company

Launched today, the new venture will lead the redevelopment around the planned HS2 terminus in Curzon Street and is set to deliver 14,000 jobs and up to £1.3 billion to the local economy

CGI of the planned HS2 rail line

1,500 HS2 jobs for Birmingham in largest-ever public sector move

The new city base will oversee the building of the £50 billion scheme with decision-making powers shifting from London

CGI of the planned HS2 rail line

HS2 debate heads to House of Lords

The Lords' Economic Affairs Committee has invited written submissions for its inquiry at a time when the HS2 Hybrid Bill has reached the committee stage in the House of Commons

Sir Michael Wilshaw

Employers condemn Ofsted chief after his public attack on Birmingham

Birmingham Chamber of Commerce has accused Ofsted head Sir Michael Wilshaw of deliberately setting out to damage the city

Sir Michael Wilshaw

Ofsted boss calls for Birmingham education shake-up

Sir Michael Wilshaw, Her Majesty’s chief inspector, told a Commons inquiry that city headteachers had complained the council was “pretty useless”

Professor Kathryn Moore

Reconnecting with countryside must be at root of Big City Plan

Birmingham City University professor Kathryn Moore has said there needs to be a more holistic proposal than the Big City Plan to make use of terrain like the Tame Valley and Spaghetti Junction.

CGI of the planned HS2 rail line

HS2 and life sciences key parts of new 'growth deal'

Plans for life sciences growth and investment in high-speed rail are expected to dominate a major funding announcement next week.

CGI of Five Brindleyplace, home of Deutsche Bank in Birmingham

Eyes of banking world on Birmingham as Deutsche Bank expands

Expert says the eyes of the banking world are on the city as Deutsche starts to move hundreds of workers across to its new Five Brindleyplace home

Kathryn Moore, professor of landscape architecture at Birmingham City University

Professor appointed to lead International Federation for Landscape Architects

Birmingham City University's Kathryn Moore hopes to play international leadership role for network organisation

An artist's impression of proposals for the HS2 Interchange Station near Birmingham Airport

East and West Midlands business leaders unite for stronger transport investment

Economic study assessing where connectivity improvements are likely to have greatest long-term impact on employment and the economy

Artist's impression of the 40-bedroom Serena Hotel in Digbeth which would use the existing listed Ladbrooke House

Luxury hotel plans submitted for Ladbrooke House

Architect Alessio Venturi wants to turn building into 40-bedroom hotel with gym and spa

Cuttle Mill Fishery, Wishaw, which has received the highest HS2 compensation payout in the Midlands to date at £1.74 million

£36 million HS2 compensation payouts for Midlands homes

Property expert says payouts are just 'tip of the iceberg' with more homeowners likely to be offered cash


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