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Advantage West Midlands


Advantage West Midlands is to provide £6.5m of funding for the development of a new centre for intelligent transport innovations at the MIRA site near Hinckley, and it will be known as InnovITS-Advance.
24-Sep-2009


Advantage West Midlands has won planning permission to build a further 400,000 sq ft of office space at the Ansty Park development near Coventry.
09-Jul-2009


Advantage West Midlands is to help fund the development of a £9m traditional glass-making centre in Stourbridge by 2011, including a visitors' centre and the creation of more than 30 jobs.
25-Aug-2008


Advantage West Midlands has awarded funding of £4.3m for the development of a £250m university quarter in Stoke-on-Trent, providing space for Staffordshire University, Stoke Further Education College and Sixth Form College.
21-Nov-2007


Advantage West Midlands and Gazeley UK have unveiled plans for the development of a £50m logistics park at Chatterley Valley in North Staffordshire by 2009, including 385,000 sq ft of warehouse space and up to 500 jobs.
12-Nov-2007


Advantage West Midlands is to contribute £3m to the running costs of the new Investbx stock exchange due to open in Birmingham this summer.
02-Apr-2007


Advantage West Midlands is to help fund the £26m Motorsport Development UK scheme, which aims to encourage innovation in motor sport, including the development of energy-efficient racing and a virtual academy.
21-Mar-2007


Advantage West Midlands is to provide £9m of funding for the £60m redevelopment of Chelmsley Wood town centre near Solihull, including the refurbishment of the existing shopping centre.
23-Jan-2007


Advantage West Midlands and the DTI have announced grants of £7m for the creation of a national nanotechnology centre at the University of Birmingham under the name of Materials Solutions, with the creation of 25 jobs.
08-Sep-2006


Advantage West Midlands is looking to set up a "motor city" near Coventry over the next two years, in order to house up to 30 companies and boost the region's car industry.
20-Jun-2006


Advantage West Midlands is in talks with the Project Kimber consortium and Access Capital about the possibility of reviving production of the Healey sports car in Coventry, which could create 200 jobs.
03-May-2006


Advantage West Midlands and the Heritage Lottery Fund are to help fund the development of a £10m Wedgwood pottery museum at Barlaston near Stoke-on-Trent by 2007.
16-Dec-2005


Advantage West Midlands has awarded a £1m grant to Eccleshall Biomass to fund the development of a £6.5m grass-fuelled power station in Staffordshire.
30-May-2005


Advantage West Midlands has awarded a £3.6m grant for the development of a £5.8m Centre for Constructing Excellence at Wolverhampton University School of Engineering later this year.
25-May-2005


Advantage West Midlands has awarded a £1.7m grant to Harley-Davidson, the US motorcycles company, to set up a training centre at Bromsgrove North East Worcestershire College.
18-May-2005


Advantage West Midlands has submitted outline plans to Oswestry Borough Council to build a "health village", including GP, pharmacy and dentistry services, as part of the £15m redevelopment of the Former Railway Land site.
05-Apr-2005


Advantage West Midlands is in discussions with Telford & Wrekin Council, Polymer Training and Rapra Technology, about the possibility of setting up a National Polymer Innovation Centre.
09-Jul-2004


Advantage West Midlands is in talks with Encapsulated Waste about plans to build a £5m factory to recycle electronic equipment into place mats, coasters and tiles.
24-Mar-2004


Advantage West Midlands and St Modwen Developments are submitting plans to build a £100m business park on a 40-acre site at the MG Rover plant in Longbridge.
17-Nov-2003


Advantage West Midlands has announced a £24m investment in the development of e-commerce across the region, which could lead to the creation of nearly 1,000 jobs.
29-Sep-2003


Advantage West Midlands is considering plans to invest £3.2m in a new regional stock exchange for Birmingham, and a tender is expected to be issued later this year to find a supplier for the trading system.
26-Aug-2003


Advantage West Midlands has announced a £4.6m scheme to establish a network of "learning zones" on industrial estates in Herefordshire, Worcestershire and Shropshire, in order to improve workforce skills and create 60 new jobs.
29-May-2003


Advantage West Midlands is planning to invest £64m transforming a 90-hectare site between Wolverhampton and south Staffordshire into a new industrial location for a single major employer.
14-May-2003


Advantage West Midlands is said to be planning to develop a £5m nanotechnology research centre, and details are expected to be announced in July.
06-May-2003


Advantage West Midlands and Calthorpe Estates have announced plans to set up a technology and science park at the Pebble Mill studios in Birmingham, in preparation for when the BBC staff vacate the site next year.
17-Feb-2003


Advantage West Midlands has announced proposals for the development of a £80m national centre for microsystems and nanotechnology in Birmingham, which could lead to the creation of about 3,000 jobs.
19-Mar-2002


Advantage West Midlands is planning to set up a £1.5m centre of excellence for manufacturing in order to provide resources, training and research services to firms throughout the region, and a suitable site is being sought.
11-Mar-2002


Advantage West Midlands and Birmingham University are considering plans to set up a £200m research park at Longbridge to specialise in the development of nanotechnology.
30-Nov-2000


Advantage West Midlands has announced that Bidcom, the US engineering, building and e-business services company, is to set up a UK headquarters in Rugby, with the creation of 125 jobs over the next three years.
26-Sep-2000


Advantage West Midlands and Urban Splash have announced plans for the £42m redevelopment of the Fort Dunlop building in Birmingham, to create a retailing, leisure and residential complex and about 500 jobs.
02-Mar-2000