Shropshire motorway, both lanes with countryside surrounding

Transport & logistics

Shropshire – The Location

Access to motorways, ports & airports

Located within the centre of the UK, Shropshire provides ready access to major UK cities and airports including Birmingham International, Manchester, Liverpool and East Midlands offering ease of access to Ireland, Europe and beyond.

Consequently, our location is a business opportunity for distribution and logistics companies looking for a central hub for their operations.

There are direct rail links to Manchester, Birmingham and Cardiff and we are only 2.5 hours from London. There are excellent transport links to the seaports of Holyhead and Liverpool and superb distribution networks via the A5, M54 and M6 toll.

Whitchurch

Population within 45 minute drive: 700,100

Airport: Birmingham, Liverpool & Manchester

What's available: Industrial & commercial units, land

Market Drayton

Population within 45 minute drive: 1,026,900

Airport: Birmingham, Liverpool & Manchester

What's available: Industrial & commercial units, land

Oswestry

Population within 45 minute drive: 354,400

Airport: Birmingham, Liverpool & Manchester

What's available: Industrial & commercial units

Shrewsbury

Population within 45 minute drive: 469,000

Airport: Birmingham

What's available: Industrial & commercial units, industrial land

Bridgnorth

Population within 45 minute drive: 1,502,600

Airport: Birmingham

What's available: Offices, industrial & commercial units

Ludlow

Population within 45 minute drive: 185,400

Airport: Birmingham

What's available: Industrial & commercial units, industrial land

Infrastructure investment in the last five years

Shropshire Council and the Marches LEP are working collaboratively to pave the way for growth, including committing £25m of investment to major infrastructure projects to support local growth and the creation of high value jobs and sustainable businesses.

“We have excellent rail and road networks and access to a wide customer-base across the West Midlands, Wales and beyond.”
Bryan Hamilton, Director, AHR Global

“…for domestic businesses…for distribution in the UK it’s an ideal position, good infrastructure, good road networks and for international businesses…we are ideally positioned with three major international airports within an hour to an hour and a half…”
David O’Hare, Marketing Director, Fullwood

“Being based in Shropshire offers us proximity and ease of access to the large trading centres of Manchester, Birmingham and Cardiff, both by rail and road. This in turn has contributed towards the achievement of our exporting ambitions.”
Cherry Blumberg, Managing Director, Orchard Valley Foods Ltd