The UK’s Real Estate Investment and Infrastructure Forum

For the first time, the West Midlands will present at the UK's Real Estate Investment and Infrastructure Forum (UKREiiF) as a collective.

UKREiiF is an annual event that unlocks investments across the country by bringing people, locations and businesses together.

The three cities of the West Midlands, Birmingham, Coventry and Warwickshire, and Wolverhampton, will join forces with Dudley, Sandwell, Solihull, and Walsall to present together at this year’s event in Leeds.

For generations, the West Midlands has collaborated as a dynamic network of people and places to power socio-economic transformation. Visit us at the West Midlands Pavilion where we will be showcasing a portfolio of transformative development opportunities and regenerative schemes worth more than £20 billion.

Find us at:

The West Midlands Pavilion
Pavilion Zone #20/21
21 - 23 May 2024

The Transformative Power of the West Midlands

Across the three-day event, we will be looking at major themes that make the West Midlands a unique place for investment and capital projects.


Brownfield land across the Midlands is an expanding opportunity for investors, with the £1bn Brownfield, Infrastructure and Land fund looking to unlock 40,000 homes and 200,000sqm of employment floorspace.

For companies with the capability to convert existing complex brownfield land, the West Midlands is set to become home to many lucrative projects.

Investment Zone

The West Midlands investment zone comprises Coventry & Warwickshire Gigapark, Birmingham Innovation Zone and Wolverhampton’s Green Innovation Corridor. It will drive up to £5.5 billion of growth and create 30,000 new jobs across the region.

With tac incentives, direct funding, and business rate retentions, the Zone will attract more than £2 billion of new investment.

Building on this, the West Midlands will be bidding for a £150 million Investment Opportunity Fund to help deliver further private investment.


The West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) has a strong record of affordable housing delivery.

Residential schemes receiving investment from the WMCA must make a minimum of 20% of the new homes affordable. However, developers are consistently going beyond this, driving up the number. More than 6,000 homes have been unlocked by WMCA investments in the last 6 years, nearly 33% of which are affordable.

In total, our region’s local target is to build 215,000 new homes by 2031 – currently, over 15,000 are being built per year, exceeding the annual requirement to hit this target.

The WMCA has secured up to £500 million to support housing and regeneration projects in the region. It will create many opportunities for brownfield regeneration. The funding, coming from the Deeper Devolution deal, will generate jobs and transform derelict industrial land into new homes and facilities.

UKREiiF 2024

UKREiiF 2024 was a packed event with headline speakers. The West Midlands Pavilion was the centre of the buzz and bustle, and we don’t want you to miss a moment of 2025.

Across the three days of the event, we heard from managing directors of some of the biggest construction companies in the region, unlocking the secrets of low-carbon infrastructure with Energy Capital and E.ON, hosting exclusive launch events, and discussing the role that football clubs play in driving regeneration.

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