The Constellation Partnership Prospectus

Welcome to the Constellation Partnership

Creating the place where everything connects

The Constellation Partnership offers a remarkable investment opportunity at the heart of the UK economy. Supercharged by the UK Government’s once-in-a-lifetime investment in High Speed 2 (HS2), the new high speed rail link connecting the cities of London, Birmingham, Manchester and Leeds, it’s massive potential is about to be unleashed.

With powerful Government backing, the Constellation Partnership's ambition is to deliver 100,000 new homes and 120,000 new jobs by 2040.

On the 1 November, 2018, The Constellation Partnership released its HS2 Growth Strategy which outlines the important case for investment in the region. The strategy features key information around the economic potential of HS2 and how we are working on getting the right solution for the area. Ideally positioned between Birmingham and Manchester the region sets to be a beacon of transformational economic growth. Download the strategy to find out more (PDF, 3MB).

The Constellation occupies the economically fertile, but relatively untapped ground, perfectly placed between the Northern Powerhouse and Midlands Engine right at the heart of the UK economy. The Constellation provides a superb and perfectly balanced mix of economic opportunities, from the high-tech clusters of the historic Cheshire plain towns, the city of Stoke-on-Trent’s international centre of ceramics, the rolling hills and vibrant enterprise culture of Staffordshire, to the nationally strategic HS2-hub town of Crewe. It’s a constellation of interconnected economic stars.  

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The Partnership's ambition is to deliver 100,000 homes and create 120,000 jobs by 2040.

Investment Highlights

There are already a number of key investment propositions across the region and a developing portfolio for investors and enterprise to help shape and influence. The Constellation is now weaving the diversity of this economic, social and geographical landscape to create an economically fertile environment for HS2 to land in.

A wide range of locally backed, highly investable projects are complemented by a series of emerging proposals introduced here, which will underpin the future development of the zone, ensuring investors are in the best position to realise the potential for strong returns and capital growth.

Crewe HS2 Hub

A linked chain of Transport Hub Growth Areas

New Garden Villages

Attracting the Urban Pioneers

Town Centre Investment Zones

From Logistics Hubs to Science Parks

Constellation is a major new growth zone connecting the Northern Powerhouse to the Midlands Engine.

 Investment Opportunities:

The Constellation Partnership - Basford West, Crewe Commercial Park

Basford West, Crewe Commercial Park

Basford West is a gateway strategic site for the North West and Crewe. Fully serviced and ready for immediate development of up to 1.1m sq ft of distribution/warehouse space within 5 miles of Junction 16 of the M6. Basford West spine road which serves the site was completed in 2015 and is now open to traffic.
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The Constellation Partnership - Blythe Vale

Blythe Vale

A greenfield investment site comprising of 117 acres (47.3 ha) available with a phase 1 release of 14.5 acres (5.9 ha) on a prominent junction on rapid A50 M1-M6 link road 7 miles south east of Stoke-on-Trent City Centre. The site is within 9 miles of junction 15 of the M6 and within 38 miles
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The Constellation Partnership - Ceramic Valley Enterprise Zone

Ceramic Valley Enterprise Zone

The Ceramic Valley Enterprise Zone comprises six key sites totalling 140 hectares. The Zone is situated along the strategic A500 corridor in the heart of the city of Stoke-on-Trent and neighbouring Newcastle-under-Lyme,in a key location within the NGDZ and benefiting from Assisted Area status. The development is a £1.5bn opportunity to create a belt of economic growth
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The Constellation Partnership - Keele University Science & Innovation Park

Keele University Science and Innovation Park

The site lies within Keele University campus, situated close to the A34 with links to the A500, A50 and the M6. Phase 3 infrastructure works are completed for an additional 38 acres of greenfield space with outline planning permission suitable for bespoke office buildings, light manufacturing or laboratory/workshop facility. The expansion will also feature a new hotel
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The Constellation Partnership - Meaford Business Park

Meaford Business Park

This brownfield site has outline planning consent for a major development which will result in a total of 110,000 sq m (1.2 million sq ft) of building on the core site which extends to 34.1 hectares (85 acres). This comprises 10,000 sq m (107,642 sq ft) of B1 floor space, 40,000 sq m (430,570 sq
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The Constellation Partnership - Winsford Industrial Estate

Winsford Industrial Estate

The Estate is located in the heart of Cheshire, and borders idyllic countryside whilst offering excellent transport links, with the M6 motorway and major A-roads linking the estate with Merseyside, Chester and North Wales. Winsford Industrial Estate is the UK’s first Green Business Park and first industrial Business Improvement District in the UK. As such it has
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Proud members of the Constellation Partnership: