Whilst the detailed proposals are still evolving, the West Midlands Interchange is likely to include the following principal elements:
• An intermodal freight terminal accommodating up to 10 trains per day and trains of up to 775m long and including container storage and HGV parking;
• Around 800,000 sqm of rail served warehousing and ancillary service buildings (and may include an element of manufacturing and processing);
• A new rail terminal with connections to the West Coast Main Line;
• New road infrastructure and works to the existing road infrastructure;
• Demolition of existing structures and structural earthworks to create development plots and landscape zones;
• Strategic landscaping and open space, including alterations to public rights of way and the creation of new publicly accessible open areas.
The site is located within the West Midlands, approximately 10km to the north of Wolverhampton and 6km west of Cannock (WV10 7BW).
The site comprises approximately 260 hectares of land immediately west of Junction 12 of the M6. The northern site boundary is formed by the A5 road, from Junction 12 to the Gailey Roundabout. The western site boundary is formed by the A449 (Stafford Road), from the Gailey Roundabout to Station Drive. The southern site boundary is on land north of Station Drive and Straight Mile but west of Stable Lane and Woodlands.
The site is located within South Staffordshire District Council and the wider Stafford County Council administrative boundaries.