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Our city

Working in Birmingham

Birmingham is a city full of energy and enthusiasm, a great place to live and work.

Based in the centre of England we are easily accessible by road, rail and air.

The impressive Grand Central station housing Birmingham New Street Railway Station, Birmingham’s busiest station, has been recently re-developed to offer travellers a modern experience.  This, along with our other stations; Snow Hill and Birmingham Moor Street, provide excellent local and national connectivity.  Add this to the development of the High Speed Rail Network (HS2), and our local Midland Metro travel to and around the city has never been easier

We are the youngest city in Europe with under 25s accounting for nearly 40% of our population. We have over 400 schools, 15 universities and three university colleges within one hour’s drive of the city.

Our youthfulness provides relentless spirit and ambition ensuring the city always has a new achievement, breakthrough, creative adventure or something awe-inspiring up its sleeve.

Library of birminghamOur appetite for progression is boundless. We have been a champion of innovation since the earliest days of the Industrial Revolution. Today we focus our mighty research and development resources on developing the next generation of everything from greener transport to genetics, from regeneration to faster broadband speeds.

 

We have great theatres, museums, the world famous City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, beautiful historical buildings and our iconic Library of Birmingham.

We also have amazing concert and sporting venues such as the NECEdgbaston Cricket ground and Alexander Stadium.Alexander stadium artists impression of new seating stand for world athletics 2022

 

Dining out in our city has something for all tastes with Michelin star restaurants across the city, Spiceal Street by the Bull Ring, the Chinese Quarter and our very famous Balti Triangle.

Birmingham is still one of the most popular places to shop in the UK, with the impressive names of Selfridges, John Lewis and Debenhams, along with big name designer boutiques, Birmingham offers a fantastic retail experience. And that’s just where we are now. With our Big City Plan taking us forward and the exciting ongoing changes to the landscape of our city, Birmingham will only continue to improve.

And that’s just where we are now. With our Big City Plan taking us forward and the exciting ongoing changes to the landscape of our city, Birmingham will only continue to improve.

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We have some exciting times ahead as Birmingham will be hosting the next Commonwealth Games in 2022 and the provision of a new High Speed Rail Network (HS2) that will reduce Birmingham to London journey times to 49 minutes, and phase two would reduce travel times to Edinburgh, Glasgow, Newcastle, Leeds and Manchester.

Explore Birmingham more at Visit Birmingham’s website

 

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