HS2's £25m Midland property empire

Cuttle Mill Fishery near the Belfry. Pic: Rightmove/John Charlton Photography

Forty homes worth a combined £25 million in the Midlands have been snapped up to make way for the controversial high-speed rail link HS2, the Express & Star can reveal.

Demand for West Midlands homes growing

Demand for property in West Midlands soared by 54 per cent last month according to the latest West Midlands housing index from the Shipways estate agency chain.