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Comment on Royal Assent granted to HS2

from Ian Cornock lead director, JLL Midlands

​BIRMINGHAM, 23 February, 2016 - Ian Cornock lead director Midlands' region JLL comments: "Royal Assent is a real game changer for the region and what we've all been waiting for, as certainty provides a huge stimulus for investment. It gives the green light to HS2 associated companies looking to be located in Birmingham and the Midlands and ticks a big box for investors, attracted by dynamic, connected cities with long term growth potential, offering a high quality of life.

"We've already seen the positive effect of HS2 on Birmingham's profile and this latest decision will underline its competitive edge and assist in capturing requirements of occupiers looking to the regions, moving part or all of their operations away from the rising costs of the capital.

"We're currently in talks with a number of companies, from a variety of sectors, who are investigating the benefits of being located in the regions. Clearly today's decision will bring greater clarity to these conversations. We can look forward to a very exciting future."