Why Dudley is a great place to do business
For businesses looking to grow or establish themselves in the West Midlands and in close proximity to England’s ‘Second City’ of Birmingham, Dudley is an area that regularly flies under the radar.
The capital of the Black Country, Dudley is a mere ten miles north-west of Birmingham city centre and only six miles outside of Wolverhampton.
Aside from its beneficial transport links, Dudley also offers a cost-effective alternative to commercial property in and around Birmingham city centre.
Flexible lease terms on premises in the Dudley area are typically cheaper than in Birmingham and Wolverhampton, which makes the town a sensible choice for start-ups or growing SMEs conscious of curbing their overheads.
Within easy reach of the M5 and M6
Dudley is directly linked to the M5 motorway by the Wolverhampton Road, which takes you to Junction 2 of the M5 within a matter of minutes. The M6 motorway is also easily accessible through Wednesbury at Junction 9.
In Dudley town centre itself, the area has undergone a transport overhaul too with a new £18 transport interchange scheduled for completion by autumn 2021. An extension of the Midland Metro tram route through Dudley will also bring economic benefits.
A proud history of world-leading engineering and manufacturing
Dudley and the Black Country has long been at the heart of the UK’s Industrial Revolution, with engineering and coal just two of the area’s core specialisms. Although those days are over, its rich cultural heritage ensures the Black Country remains revered as a place for the sharpest industrial and technical minds.
Because of this, the High Value Manufacturing (HVM) City blueprint is creating new world-class manufacturing, engineering and design hubs across the Black Country. It’s aimed at creating 25,000+ new jobs and generating £1bn to the regional economy.
An exceptional pool of talent
The wider Dudley Metropolitan Borough is home to more than 300,000 people, including Brierley Hill, Halesowen and Stourbridge. With four further education colleges and easily commutable links to universities across Birmingham, Aston and Wolverhampton, businesses in the Dudley area can tap into a wealth of young talent on their doorstep.
Part of a rejuvenated Black Country economy
According to the Black Country Business Festival, the area is experiencing “staggering sums” of investment at present. Wolverhampton has seen £992m invested, along with West Bromwich (450m) and Walsall (£390m) town centres.
Although the UK’s Industrial Revolution is no more, Dudley and the surrounding area is still home to a diverse range of iconic brands, namely Jaguar Land Rover. Meanwhile the likes of Carillion, Marston’s and Moog are also situated close by.
Browse our available business space to let in Dudley
If this article has encouraged you to take Dudley more seriously as a potential destination for your business base, you’ll be pleased to know we own and manage multiple units in the town. Our high-value, low-cost workspaces across Dudley and the surrounding area can give you a cost-effective foundation in a region that’s benefiting from significant foreign and domestic investment.
There are a variety of industrial units available to let on the Lye Industrial Estate, to the south of the town centre towards Stourbridge. All of which benefit from roller shutter doors, three-phase power and ample on-site parking. If you’d like further information or to arrange a viewing in person, call our friendly and experienced property agents today on 020 8108 3007 or drop us a line using our online enquiry form.
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