- Black Country Broadband
- Black Country Garden City
- Black Country Smart City
- HVM City
- Black Country Digital Strategy
- Black Country Geopark
- Plans for Growth
- Brownfield Research & Innovation Centre (BRIC)
- Connecting our Region
- Energy as an Enabler
Brownfield Research & Innovation Centre (BRIC)
The Black Country contains the largest concentration of high value manufacturing jobs in England, to achieve further grow for businesses a portfolio of employment sites need to be released across the region.
There are also over 550 housing sites available within the region to deliver 45,000 new homes. The development of strategic sites both for employment and housing land is one of the key priorities identified within the Strategic Economic Plan and City Deal.
- Data Centre – a centralised database of geotechnical, geochemical, geophysical, economic and ecological data associated with site development, to allow more robust phase 1 and phase 2 site investigations to be delivered, reducing developer uncertainty and providing more accurate remediation costings.
- Information Hub – will offer advice and guidance on site remediation based on previous experience and real life case studies.
- Guidance Collaborative – informal lobbying function to Government to limit the over specification of sites
- Brownfield Resource – pooling what limited specialist resources the local authorities have within this field to provide greater impact across the region.
For further information, please contact:
BRIC Knowledge Transfer Manager
01902 322 254