The Cathedral City of Lichfield is located just north of Birmingham in south-east Staffordshire and is centrally positioned at the heart of the strategic transport network. It is located on the edge of the West Midlands conurbation and has played a major role in the recent expansion of commercial, logistics and industrial sectors within the area, with regionally dominant developments such as Fradley Park on the A38, and Lichfield South on the M6 Toll bringing hundreds of local and national jobs. In recent years, many overseas companies have made the District their base for UK operations, including businesses from America, Australasia, and mainland Europe.
Lichfield South based key employers include:
Lichfield based key employers include:
Lichfield is an affluent, heritage city which benefits from an attractive environment, with desirable places to live, good schools and easy communications; these factors of life have attracted business leaders and entrepreneurs to the area, thereby promoting economic growth.
3 million tourist visitors annually contribute over £96 million to the local economy, supporting the retail and leisure industries which contribute to a successful regional economy.
The District has higher than national average employment, skills base and average incomes.
The District’s population is 100,654 (2011 Census) with 2.5 million people located within a 30 minute drive providing one of the largest workforce catchments in the whole of the West Midlands at 633,437.
The city centre is undergoing transformation with the proposed Friarsgate mixed use development complementing the existing retail, leisure and residential offer, delivering shops, restaurants, apartments, town houses, a multi-screen cinema, gym, car parking and a new bus station.
Significant new housing volumes are being developed in and around Lichfield delivering 2,100 new homes of which c.1,000 are within close proximity to Lichfield South.