Birmingham is the top destination for London leavers

London population migrates to Birmingham in record numbers

According to recent Birmingham Live analysis, around 7,600 people left the capital to move to Birmingham last year. In addition, many Londoners also moved to surrounding areas including Walsall, Dudley, Wolverhampton and Coventry. This has resulted in an impressive figure of 16,370 people who chose the West Midlands as their new place to live.


Migration Factors

Currently, both living costs and rental prices are cheaper in Birmingham. In addition, average property prices are more than a half of those in London.

HS2 is also proving to be a major factor influencing the move of big businesses and their workforces to Birmingham. The domino effect of this is the amount of significant regeneration projects currently underway and planned for the West Midlands in the next couple of years. You can find more about them here.



With the influx of people from London, demand for renting a city centre apartment is increasing at an astonishing rate. Prosperity has a several investment opportunities in Birmingham which you can find here.

Prosperity is also delighted to announce the upcoming launch of its latest off-plan development called One BHM on 21st August. You can find more information about the development here.

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