INFOGRAPHIC: Telford & the West Midlands

Get to know one of the UK’s fastest growing and most successful new towns (1). Telford is names after Thomas Telford, the renowned civil engineer, whose work includes the renowned Iron Bridge, a Grade I listed building (8). A report by JLL looks into the potential of large towns smaller cities. Telford was ranked in the top 20 in the economic ranking of shortlisted cities (4). Tourism in Shropshire is work £561 million; contributing 9% to the total West Midlands tourism spend (5).

 

 

 

Sources

(1) http://bsacimeeting.org/venue-accommodation/location-facts/

(2) http://pwc.blogs.com/midlands/2015/07/pwcs-latest-economic-outlook-points-to-continued-rise-of-generation-rent-in-the-midlands.html

(3) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_Midlands_(region)

(4) http://www.jll.co.uk/united-kingdom/en-gb/news/2148/investors-head-in-search-of-smaller-cities-for-capital-growth

(5) http://www.britevents.com/features/fifteen-facts-you-didnt-know-about-shropshire/

(6) https://www.shropshiretourism.co.uk/telford/

(7) http://midven.co.uk/funds/early-advantage-fund/

(8) http://www.history.co.uk/biographies/thomas-telford

(9) http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-31534063

 

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