Case Studies

Solihull Employment Land Review

Planning & Development
Property Market Analysis

Solihull Metropolitan Borough Counci


Solihull Borough Council commissioned AspinallVerdi alongside co-consultants Peter Brett Associates (PBA) to undertake an Employment Land Review. AspinallVerdi were responsible for undertaking the property market assessment which formed part of this study. 

This work involved engagement with commercial agents, landowners, developers and other key stakeholders. This provided an understanding of key issues in the area and gave an indication of whether there was a need to protect existing employment sites, especially industrial areas, given the redevelopment pressures faced from residential development.

As part of this study it was important to understand the role of the borough in the wider West Midlands market and beyond.  Especially its context in relation to the strategic B8 distribution market.

Serviced Provided 

In the course of this project we have provided the following services: 

  • Property market analysis and report.
  • Consultation with landowners, developers, agents and Council officers.
  • Analysis of take-up and availability. 
  • Presentation of findings at a stakeholder workshop.


We provided the Council with a detailed market assessment which set out:

  • The type of occupiers that are seeking space
  • Pattern of demand – internal or out-with the borough
  • Rent and yield analysis to enable viable development
  • Analysis of sites that should be safeguarded or released for alternative uses.
  • Analysis of vacancy levels.
1708 Solihull Employment Land Review Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council
Solihull Employment Land Review