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To capture interest in the city from the food industry the opportunity exists to form a cluster of food processing, manufacturing and distribution businesses as a Food Hub.
The Food Hub concept is part of the former IMI site in north Birmingham, which provides over 36 hectares of prime industrial land that has excellent access to the good transport links, customers and a sizeable labour pool.
The Food Hub will provide the opportunity to combine manufacturing, associated Research & Development (R&D), and distribution in a nationally attractive location for companies looking to locate at the heart of the UK’s food and drink sector. Owned by IM Properties the site has planning permission for light industry, general industry and storage and distribution uses. It offers the flexibility of accommodating a range of different size units up to 70,000 sqm that could be used for production, processing, packaging and distribution. In total the Food Hub could accommodate more than 140,000sqm of new floor space.
The City Council is working in partnership with IM Properties to offer an exciting opportunity to develop an important and growing sector. IM Properties will provide a bespoke design team with experience in this sector to work alongside food and drink companies wishing to locate here. The City Council and its partners will work with those companies to access funding to enable relocation and expansion.