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MIPIM Investment Prospectus THE THE CONSTELLATION PARTNERSHIP A CONSTELLATION OF CONNECTED PLACES HS2 is fast becoming a reality. The first phase to Birmingham was recently given Royal Assent and the Bill for Phase 2, which will bring HS2 from Birmingham to Crewe, is now in Parliament. By 2027, Crewe will have a state of the art new station, and by 2033, when the HS2 Hub is complete, the town will be 55 minutes by rail from London and 20 minutes from Birmingham and Manchester. This will transform rail connectivity not just into Crewe but for to the areas around it. This gives Cheshire, Stoke-on-Trent and North Staffordshire unrivalled growth potential. The local authorities and two Local Enterprise Partnerships across this area have developed the ground-breaking Constellation Partnership to capture this opportunity. Backed by the Government, the Constellation Partnership aims to deliver more than 100,000 new homes and 120,000 jobs by 2040 and is set to drive huge opportunities for those looking to invest in the UK. The area is particularly attractive, providing significant rental and capital growth potential through a combination of greenfield developments, urban and city centre schemes. The area is already a vibrant investment opportunity on the route for much of the country’s existing north-south road and rail systems. Investors can also take advantage of Constellation’s east-west connectivity, via Stoke-on-Trent and Crewe, as well as global connections through major international airports in Manchester and Birmingham. 10 Outstanding investment opportunities When HS2 arrives, investment in Constellation is likely to surge. The region is served by leading universities, benefits from a highly-skilled population, a diverse manufacturing supply chain, substantial land availability, and excellent natural environments. Building on the unrivalled connectivity of HS2, the Constellation Partnership aims to create a distinctive network of connected and successful places through: A world class rail hub at Crewe As Constellation’s primary transport hub, new development will be driven from the Constellation’s urban heart. A transformed urban centre for Stoke-on-Trent As the capital of Constellation, the city’s impressive transformation as the commercial retail, and leisure heart of the area will be accelerated by regular HS2 services. A Constellation of thriving and distinctive towns Our main urban areas will be supported by a constellation of distinctive and successful market towns, with continued investment in town centres. There has never been a better time to invest in a region set for a golden future. For more information, visit 11