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Why invest in Coventry?

Superb central location

Situated in the centre of the UK, Coventry and Warwickshire is an enviable location for any business to be located. Being at the heart of Britain's transport network provides links to road and rail that the rest of the UK strives for.

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75% of England is within a 2-hour drive time of Coventry and 6 million people within 1-hr drive time. Convenient motorway networks include the M6, M40, M42, M45 and M69 and close proximity to the M1 and M5. This network, along with the A14 and A5, provides access to all parts of the UK. 

17 miles to Birmingham, 87 miles to London.


Coventry is located on the Western mainline in the centre of England and is accessible by rail to London in only 59 mins, and in 20 mins to Birmingham. 

Given our location at the heart of the logistics ‘Golden Triangle’, and the number of important Advanced Manufacturing companies in the proximity, it’s not surprising that the area has excellent links to the UK rail freight infrastructure.

ABP Hams Hall Rail Freight Terminal at Coleshill connects with the ports of Southampton, Felixstowe and Ipswich plus, via the Channel Tunnel, Novara in Italy and domestic intermodal services to Mossend - Glasgow. Birmingham Intermodal Freight Terminal (BIFT) located at Birch Coppice, receives seven Freight Trains daily from the UK ports of Felixstowe, Southampton, Tilbury and Thamesport.

Daventry International Rail Terminal (DIRFT) next to Rugby is expanding with a third phase and will have the capacity to handle up to 32 trains per day. There are daily train services operated between DIRFT, Grangemouth, and Mossend providing a crucial link between ports, production facilities and distribution terminals.


Birmingham Airport is 20 minutes or less by rail or road and currently serves more than 140 direct scheduled and charter routes and offers an additional 280 possible connections worldwide. This gives passengers a choice of over 400 direct or one-stop flights. The primary airport serving Coventry and offering daily flights to all European capitals, as well as direct services to the USA, the Far East, Middle East, Africa and Australia. Birmingham Airport also offers access to London's four major airports (Heathrow, Gatwick, Stanstead and Luton) via express airlinks. These airports offer worldwide flights to every major destination.

East Midlands Airport is only 35 minutes away by road and provides further options for European destinations.

Coventry Airport is a successful freight airport, offering commercial, corporate, business aviation or cargo services. Coventry Airport is also just 35 minutes from London via helicopter transfer.

Business Investment Team


Tel: 024 7683 1386


Coventry City Council
PO Box 15
Council House

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