Brierley Hill has a catchment of 2.9 million people living within a 45-minute drive, and a workday population within the town itself of 70,000 people, mainly centred around The Waterfront. Due to its higher than average rate of home ownership, Brierley Hill is a relatively affluent area. However, it also provides a plentiful local workforce for occupiers looking for offices Brierley Hill, with average salary levels below regional and national levels.
The Waterfront complex in Brierley Hill comprises Waterfront Business Park, and Waterfront East and West business parks. This established office location overlooks an attractive canal marina and provides an ideal location to unwind after work with an array of bars and restaurants, including the Copthorne Hotel and PureGym fitness centre.
The Wednesbury to Brierley Hill Midland Metro extension is planned for completion by the end of 2023. The new line will extend the already successful Metro service further into the heart of the Black Country, providing links to local bus services, the existing national rail network and proposed HS2 network.
It will reduce journey times between the strategic centres of the region, particularly to Dudley town centre and Merry Hill. Fast and frequent services along the new line will comprise 17 stops, including The Waterfront and Merry Hill. The journey between offices Brierley Hill and Birmingham is estimated to be 53 minutes, and between offices Brierley Hill and Dudley approximately 13 minutes. The investment will also act as a trigger for economic growth in the region with 2,000 new homes, almost one million sq ft of commercial space and the creation of over 30,000 new jobs.
“ The Wednesbury to Brierley Hill line will be a true game-changer, bringing huge benefits to this part of the Black Country and acting as a catalyst for new housing, jobs and leisure opportunities.” Andy Street, Mayor of the West Midlands