If you believed all the negative hype and lurid headlines about life and employment in West Bromwich and the surrounding areas, you could be forgiven for thinking the whole neighborhood was a decaying relic of the industrial revolution. Far from it, there are currently over 80,000 job vacancies in the West Midlands. Just a few years ago, businesses in West Bromwich had the highest turnover in the UK behind London, at over £850,000. The UK average T/O per business is a mere £505,000. West Bromwich is also ideally placed near the center of the West Midlands, to take advantage of ongoing investment to make the Midlands the next Northern Powerhouse. With this in mind, there has never been a better time to look at houses for rent in West Bromwich.
New Industrial Park for Sutton Coldfield
Just 10 miles from West Bromwich, Sutton Coldfield has taken the first steps towards a proposed 175-acre industrial park, to be constructed on what is currently green belt land. It is hoped that, on completion, the site will attract both national and international businesses to the area and generate hundreds of new jobs. The surrounding areas will also benefit from these proposals. Small satellite enterprises will develop to provide parts and accessories for the larger manufacturing companies. Greater numbers of skilled workers will be looking at houses for rent in West Bromwich, as they move into the area to take advantage of this local employment boom. A planning application for the project is to be submitted at the end of 2018 and, provided it is passed, phase-one will start in late 2019.
Leisure activities in West Bromwich
All work and no play, as they say, and getting out in the countryside with the kids can only do everyone a power of good. The Sandwell Valley Country Park is an award-winning wildlife park for the whole family to enjoy. Just a mile outside West Bromwich town center, the park has walking, cycle and mountain bike trails, adventure playgrounds, horse riding, crazy golf, pitch and putt, tennis courts and football pitches. For those with an interest in the area’s history, there are priory ruins, the remains of coal mining activities, burnt mounds and an ice house. With tractor and trailer rides, a Victorian-themed touch farm, gift shop and tea room, the kids will want to come back time and again.
Traveling further a field
Living in West Bromwich, you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to traveling further afield. With the UK’s main trunk routes like the M6, M42, and A38 cutting through the area, you can be heading north, south, east or west in minutes. Being just 10 miles from Birmingham’s International Airport, you can jet off for that hard-earned family holiday without having to spend hours getting to the airport.
The rail network around the West Midlands area is being upgraded to the tune of one-billion pounds and will get you to London from Birmingham in 49 minutes, and to Manchester from Birmingham in 41 minutes. Although these new trains won’t come into service until 2026, West Midlands Railway has already invested £200 million in the network by increasing the number of carriages per train, and the number of trains per day. With such a positive future to enjoy, start looking now at houses for rent in West Bromwich, and secure yours and your family’s future prospects.