Mar 01, 2023

Arden Cross – a new neighbourhood in the heart of the West Midlands

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We are excited to share that Muse, the nationwide placemaker, has appointed Studio Egret West, to lead on a new masterplan for the £3.2bn Arden Cross regeneration.

The once-in-a-generation creation of a new neighbourhood in the heart of the West Midlands, maximises the opportunity of the HS2 Interchange Station at Arden Cross in Solihull and is being enabled by the West Midlands Combined Authority with £57m committed to date to the wider infrastructure.

It will become an exciting new community, creating up to 27,000 jobs as well as up to 3,000 homes, places to work and innovate, alongside vital infrastructure and attractive public spaces for all to enjoy.

In November 2022, Muse was selected as the development partner for the 346-acre scheme by the landowning partnership Arden Cross Limited, and the team has looked to accelerate momentum behind the project by appointing Studio Egret West as the new masterplanner and landscape architect.

Both Muse and Studio Egret West will now work with wider partners and stakeholders in the UK Central Hub, of which Arden Cross is just one component, and includes HS2, Department for Transport, Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council, and the Urban Growth Company. All partners are working together to deliver a range of shared priorities and to bring forward a refreshed vision for one of the UK’s most important regeneration opportunities.

In September 2022, the Arden Cross partnership also signed memorandums of understanding with the University of Warwick and University Hospitals Birmingham, to investigate the potential of a medical and technology campus as part of the proposals which will be included in the revised masterplan.

Centrally located and globally connected, Arden Cross is on its way to becoming a major global destination providing a world class environment for working, living, learning and leisure.


Arden Cross – a new neighbourhood in the heart of the West Midlands