Muse to devise new masterplan for £3.2bn Arden Cross


Muse has appointed architecture firm Studio Egret West to devise a fresh masterplan for the £3.2 billion Arden Cross regeneration in Solihull. 

muxe executives promoting £3.2b development deal
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by Rory ButlerMarch 1, 2023

Inside the deal: Arden Cross is a major mixed-use commercial and residential destination in the Midlands, where the new HS2 Interchange station is under construction. 

Muse, the development business of Morgan Sindall, was appointed to the 346-acre scheme by consortium Arden Cross Limited in November last year. 

Arden Cross Limited is a special purpose delivery vehicle created by landowners Birmingham City Council, Packington Estate and Coleshill Estate.  


It is understood Studio Egret West’s masterplan will supersede Weston Williamson & Partners’. 

West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) has reportedly committed £57 million to the scheme’s wider infrastructure to date. 

However, earlier reports suggest more than £800 million of investment has been committed to the Arden Cross site overall.    


  • Delivery of 3,000 new homes  
  • 6 million sq ft of employment space   
  • New Medical & Technology Campus 
  • Up to 27,000 new jobs    


  • HS2  
  • Department for Transport  
  • Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council   
  • Urban Growth Company 

It is understood the first phase of development could begin in 2025. 

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