Birmingham is the largest city in the West Midlands and offers a cost-effective base for small to medium-sized businesses. With well-established rail links, it’s easily commutable to many other areas of the country. Commercial rent is comparatively cheap, particularly in the South East of the city, making it a popular base for those looking for commercial storage and industrial work, as well as leisure and retail units.
Two favoured areas are Lawden Road and Bedford Road – both a stone’s throw away from Bordesley train station, where it’s a 15-minute train journey to Birmingham New Street. These areas provide a considerably cheaper alternative to renting in other areas of the city, making it an attractive option for startups or those on a limited budget.