Black Country news and blogs Wednesday 17 January 2018
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GKN rejects another takeover bid by Melrose Industries 

17 Jan

Engineering group says terms of 7.4 billion offer are 'effectively unchanged' from last week's bid...


Award winning foundry divisions merge under new company 

17 Jan

THOMAS Dudley Ltd has merged both of its West Midlands foundries into one seamlessly integrated new business.


Jaguar Land Rover bring back the Defender with 70th anniversary V8 edition 

17 Jan

Defender Works V8 is the most powerful and fastest version that Land Rover has ever created...


Bank of England plays down risk to Carillion’s lenders 

16 Jan

But bank says ripple effect of company going into liquidation is yet to be fully felt as fallout continues over construction group's collapse...


Bank of England plays down risk to Carillion’s lenders 

16 Jan

But bank says ripple effect of company going into liquidation is yet to be fully felt as fallout continues over construction group's collapse...


Cabinet to meet over Carillion crisis 

16 Jan

Prime Minister Theresa May's Cabinet will discuss the ongoing crisis after firm with major public sector contracts is placed into liquidation...


Cabinet to meet over Carillion crisis 

16 Jan

Prime Minister Theresa May's Cabinet will discuss the ongoing crisis after firm with major public sector contracts is placed into liquidation...


Jeremy Corbyn says Carillion collapse shows it’s ‘time to take back control’ of services 

15 Jan

Labour leader criticised an outsource-first dogma and insisted it's time we took back control...


Jeremy Corbyn says Carillion collapse shows it’s ‘time to take back control’ of services 

15 Jan

Labour leader criticised an outsource-first dogma and insisted it's time we took back control...


What is Carillion and what does it do? Construction company collapse raises job fears 

15 Jan

The Wolverhampton-based company also offers many outsourcing services for the public sector...


What is Carillion and what does it do? Construction company collapse raises job fears 

15 Jan

The Wolverhampton-based company also offers many outsourcing services for the public sector...


Public contracts held by Carillion are protected 

15 Jan

UK Government says staff should continue to attend work as normal as it steps in to protect public sector contracts held by the collapsed construction giant...


Public contracts held by Carillion are protected 

15 Jan

UK Government says staff should continue to attend work as normal as it steps in to protect public sector contracts held by the collapsed construction giant...


Collapse of Carillion puts future of new £558m Midland Metropolitan Hospital in doubt 

15 Jan

NHS managers are in talks with the Treasury to ensure hospital serving Birmingham and the Black Country can open in 2019 as planned...


Collapse of Carillion puts future of new £558m Midland Metropolitan Hospital in doubt 

15 Jan

NHS managers are in talks with the Treasury to ensure hospital serving Birmingham and the Black Country can open in 2019 as planned...


This is what the collapse of Carillion means for Paradise 

15 Jan

Development team remains bullish over future prospects of 700m city centre redevelopment...


This is what the collapse of Carillion means for Paradise 

15 Jan

Development team remains bullish over future prospects of 700m city centre redevelopment...


Carillion joint venture partner says ‘plans in place’ for HS2 contract 

15 Jan

Kier Group is working with partners on the 1.4bn HS2 contract it was awarded alongside Carillion last summer to ensure continuity of service...


Carillion joint venture partner says ‘plans in place’ for HS2 contract 

15 Jan

Kier Group is working with partners on the 1.4bn HS2 contract it was awarded alongside Carillion last summer to ensure continuity of service...


British construction giant Carillion COLLAPSES after talks failure 

15 Jan

Carillion is a key supplier to the Government and has contracts in the rail industry, education and NHS...


British construction giant Carillion COLLAPSES after talks failure 

15 Jan

Carillion is a key supplier to the Government and has contracts in the rail industry, education and NHS...


Jaguar Land Rover to open software engineering centre 

15 Jan

New hub will be base for RD activity into new electric and driverless technologies...


Jaguar Land Rover to open software engineering centre 

15 Jan

New hub will be base for RD activity into new electric and driverless technologies...


Lenders reject Carillion rescue plan ahead of crunch meeting 

12 Jan

Government, pension authorities and stakeholders are meeting in an attempt to thrash out a rescue package after lenders dismiss proposed rescue package...


Lenders reject Carillion rescue plan ahead of crunch meeting 

12 Jan

Government, pension authorities and stakeholders are meeting in an attempt to thrash out a rescue package after lenders dismiss proposed rescue package...


GKN shouldn’t be splitting up ‘brilliant’ company 

12 Jan

Professor David Bailey examines the possible ramifications of Melrose's surprise bid to take over Worcestershire engineering giant GKN...


GKN shouldn’t be splitting up ‘brilliant’ company 

12 Jan

Professor David Bailey examines the possible ramifications of Melrose's surprise bid to take over Worcestershire engineering giant GKN...


GKN rejects ‘unsolicited’ £7bn takeover offer 

12 Jan

Engineering group says Melrose's offer is entirely opportunistic and the terms fundamentally undervalued the company...


Land Rover to restore ‘missing’ original 4X4 

10 Jan

Project will see one of three pre-production vehicles last used on the road in the 1960s restored to former glory for 70th anniversary celebrations...


Tough trading conditions fail to put brakes on Jaguar Land Rover 

9 Jan

Luxury car manufacturer sees UK sales dip slightly but globally the company's prospects continue to rise...


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Double sale for Pendeford commercial property specialist 

10 Jan

Acting on behalf of private clients, Wiggins Lockett Thompson have secured purchasers and completed the sales of two offices on the Pendeford Office Park, Wolverhampton.


FBC Manby Bowdler signs two year deal to support manufacturing & technology centre 

19 Dec

Midlands law firm FBC Manby Bowdler has signed a two year deal to support a state-of-the-art £4m training centre for manufacturers in the region.


SevenCapital acquires key Stirchley development site 

22 Nov

Leading regeneration and development specialist SevenCapital has acquired a 9-acre cleared development site in Stirchley, Birmingham.


Wakemans completes on phase two at Tamworth West Business Park 

1 Nov

National property and construction consultancy Wakemans has completed work on a new development at one of the most popular industrial/distribution schemes in the Midlands.


Crescent Trade Park, Redditch taking shape 

31 Oct

A new £3.5 million industrial and trade park project, which will create around 75 new jobs in Redditch, is taking shape.


214,000 sq ft distribution centre sold at Whitley Business Park, Coventry 

20 Oct

Travis Perkins Properties has successfully concluded the investment sale of a 214,000 sq.


Supporting local employment at Paradise Birmingham 

18 Oct

As the £700m development at Paradise steams ahead, almost 100 new jobs have been created to support the delivery of phase one of the scheme, supporting local people with full-time employment.


Jaguar Land Rover strategic car storage development unveiled by Stoford 

16 Oct

Proposals to create a 52-acre car storage facility for Jaguar Land Rover in Staffordshire are set to be unveiled at public consultations this month, Stoford Developments has announced.


Debenhams opens at the Mander Centre 

13 Oct

A brand new 93,000 sq ft anchor Debenhams store has opened at the Mander Centre in Wolverhampton.


JLL expands industrial team as it enjoys another strong year in the region 

11 Oct

JLL is expanding its Industrial team with the appointment of Richard James-Moore as director.


Bulleys appointed to manage Wolverhampton industrial estate 

4 Oct

Commercial property agents Bulleys have been appointed to handle management and lettings at one of the main Wolverhampton industrial estates.


Midlanders need to unite and take pride in Midlands Engine to fuel growth 

28 Sep

The Midlands Engine represents a real vehicle for change but the message it conveys is confusing.


Ford joins Johnson Fellows as partner 

12 Sep

Leading chartered surveyors Johnson Fellows has strengthened its senior team with the appointment of a new partner.


Super September of fundraising in the Midlands for GVA 

1 Sep

The Midlands office of leading real estate adviser, GVA is committing to raise £15,000 for good causes by undertaking two sporting challenges in September.


Agents appointed at fast-growing distribution park 

30 Aug

Lambert Smith Hampton (LSH) and Dowley Turner Real Estate (DTRE) have been appointed to market two new industrial units on a growing West Midlands distribution park with highly-regarded occupiers including Aston Martin and Jaguar Land Rover...


Harris Lamb acquires Brierley Hill site for Poundstretcher 

25 Jul

Harris Lamb has acquired a Black Country high street site for Poundstretcher as the business continues its UK expansion plan.


Guttering specialists take on third unit at The Pensnett Estate 

11 Jul

A rapidly growing gutter replacement specialist has taken on new premises in the Black Country to cope with demand, leading investment and property management company LCP has announced.


Contractor appointed for Airfield 55 spec industrial unit 

5 Jul

Leading Midlands’s commercial developer, Trebor Developments and funding partner, Kay Properties (Midlands) Limited, have appointed A&H Construction Limited to build a speculative 55,000 sq ft high quality industrial unit, to be delivered...


Landchard House proving a popular Black Country choice 

20 Jun

Apprenticeship, training and education provider Succeed has taken part of the first floor at Landchard House, West Bromwich, in a deal put together by agents Bond Wolfe.


Next secures intu Merry Hill for West Midlands flagship 

2 Jun

Next is to invest in a multi-million pound state-of-the-art new store at intu Merry Hill as part of the shopping destination’s transformation programme.


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