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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Drive

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.

Rail

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.

Air

Coventry is ideally positioned to be close to two major airports and includes a general and private airport based in Coventry. 

  • Birmingham Airport is a major airport that is just 20 minutes or less by rail or road from Coventry.
  • East Midlands Airport is only 35 minutes away by road and provides further options for European destinations.
  • Coventry Airport is part of Regional & City Airports, one of the leading owners and operators of regional airports in the UK.

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