Investor ProfilePension, University, Downshifter, Business and Cash&Equity
Population aged 15+:738,643
ActualNational Average
Percentage Class ABC1:39%44%
Per 1000 population2311411
Yield Range:6.3% - 12.7%
Price Ranges  Low £Hi       £Low £pwHi £pwLowHi
Valuations above the national average by:0%
ActualNational Average
Capital growth last 12 months:22%18%
Capital growth last 4 years:71%74%
Large employers in the area:Jaguar, MG Rover, Cadbury Trebor Bassett, Vodafone, Cap Gemini, BPS Teleperformance and Specialist Computer Holdings
Demand For Letting:Excellent
Average void period:1 week

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Capital Growth

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Out of 10:954
Summary:The 2nd capital city of England having seen major investment in the past 5 years – it has to be a good choice.


Birmingham is a progressive and cosmopolitan city.  With its roots in the industrial revolution, it is still the powerhouse of the United Kingdom’s manufacturing sector and home to internationally-known companies such as Jaguar, MG Rover and Cadbury Trebor Bassett.

Traditional industries remain important to the region’s success, but now, through highly effective diversification, the New Birmingham is a major centre for telecommunications, information technology and the development of knowledge-based industries, with companies such as Vodafone, Cap Gemini, BPS Teleperformance and Specialist Computer Holdings.

Companies from across the globe are recognising the advantages of a base at the heart of the UK. Investment by overseas-owned companies in the city is strong, with over 300 companies choosing Birmingham as their preferred location.

Birmingham is also Britain’s number one exhibition, conference and event city - having hosted the G8 Conference of world leaders and the Lions International Convention - and, served by Birmingham International Airport, is increasingly a mecca for business and leisure tourism. Twenty-two million business and leisure tourists visit Birmingham each year.

New Birmingham, home to the biggest financial and professional services community in the United Kingdom outside London, employing over 60,000 people, is, however, more than just a thriving business city. It is a vibrant, multi-cultural society, currently regenerating itself with spectacular redevelopments in greater Birmingham worth over £11 billion. It is a city where people like to live, work and enthusiastically play.   Birmingham is a city with an emphasis on youth - over a third of its population being aged 24 and under.  It has a catchment area of over 500,000 people within a 25 mins drive to the city.

Economic forecasts predict that between 2001 and 2010, economic growth in Birmingham will accelerate to 2.5% per annum.  74% of the City's employment is now in sectors where job numbers are forecast to increase over the next ten years.

The City’s three universities - the University of Birmingham, Aston University and The University of Central England - have a total student population of over 56,000, and a graduate population of over 17,000 an increase of 8.7% and 16.9% respectively over the previous year.

Birmingham International Airport is one of the UK’s fastest growing airports, handling 7.8 million passengers in 2001, an increase of nearly 3% over the previous year. This is despite the impact on air travel following recent terrorist attacks.  The airport is the 2nd largest UK airport outside London, the 3rd largest for charter traffic, and the UK's 5th largest overall.  The airport’s £260 million expansion programme is underway, with the second phase already complete. Facilities will handle a projected 10 million passengers by 2005.  Birmingham International Airport has been voted best UK Business Airport 4 times in the past 6 years.

Mainline railway station:1 hour 45 minutes to London Euston

Road Access:

Main access M5, M6 & M40

51 miles south west of Nottingham

5 miles from M6

Local NewspaperBirmingham Evening Mail 0121 236 3366
Estate Agents:NameAddressTelWeb
Chamberlains Estate Agents343 High Street


B17 9QL

0121 427
Judith Hitching57 Hewell Road


B45 8NL

0121 447
Burchell Edwards148 Church Road


B25 8UT

0121 783
Englands Estate Agents146 High Street


B17 9NP

0121 427
Cooke Rudling & CoQueensway House

57 Livery Street


B3 1HA

0121 212 1701
Andrew Grant Estate Agents98 Colmore Row


B3 2AA

0121 230
Letting Agents:NameAddressTelWeb
Pennycuick Collins9 The Square 111, Broad St
Birmingham West Midlands
B15 1AS
0121 665
Robert Powell & Co Residential Lettings40, George Rd Edgbaston
Birmingham West Midlands
B15 1PL
0121 454
Hollier Browne1880, Pershore Rd Kings Norton
Birmingham West Midlands
B30 3AS
0121 458
Fishers20-24, High St Harborne
Birmingham West Midlands
B17 9NF
0121 428
Scriven & Co0121 422
Searchers Letting Agency0121 702
WolfsWeekin Works 112-116, Park Hill Rd Harborne
Birmingham West Midlands
B17 9HD
0121 428
Cottons0121 247
Curry & Partners14, Beeches Walk
Sutton Coldfield West Midlands
B73 6HN
0121 354 2079
Bright Willis1323, Stratford Rd
Birmingham West Midlands
B28 9HH
0121 693