The West Midlands Interchange (WMI), a new Strategic Rail Freight Interchange (SRFI) in South Staffordshire, is set to become a reality after it was granted a Development Consent Order (DCO) by the Secretary of State for Transport on 4 May 2020. The DCO decision is now clear of the judicial review period.
Kilbride has led the development from the start, including the original site assembly of the project through to the rail and planning approvals, and is working in partnership within the Four Ashes Limited joint venture with privately owned international property group, Grosvenor Group and Piers Monckton, the local majority land owner.
The WMI site will boost economic growth through its location in the M54 Wolverhampton – Staffordshire High Growth Zone. It supports both the Government’s Modern Industrial Strategy and the ambitions of the ‘Midlands Engine’, which together aim to help deliver a high-skilled, competitive economy that benefits people in the West Midlands and throughout the UK.