21 Jul Discover a community of medical excellence
Edgbaston Medical Quarter in Birmingham is emulating Harley Street with its combined medical and healthcare facilities, says Mark Lee, Chief Executive Calthorpe Estates
Edgbaston Medical Quarter (EMQ) is at the centre of the medical and healthcare growth which is taking place in the West Midlands, in the heart of the UK. Based in Birmingham, and just 90 minutes from London by train with direct international flights to all major global destinations, Edgbaston is home to over 180 medical organisations, 80 hospitals and specialist care centres, 44 GP clinics and routine care facilities and 23 training facilities.
Calthorpe Estates manages the prestigious 640 hectare (1,600 acre) estate in Edgbaston, just a mile from Birmingham centre centre. Family-owned, it is one of the UK’s most forward thinking and progressive property investment and development companies. For 300 years it has been place-making and creating thriving communities within its Estate, to create the best places to live and work.
With its rapidly expanding medical and healthcare community, supported by internationally renowned training and educational facilities that sit alongside a vibrant leisure and lifestyle destination, it is easy to see why EMQ is becoming the ‘go to’ centre for medical treatment, cutting-edge healthcare and clinical trials.
As a centre of medical excellence it draws highly qualified and experienced clinicians, and offers some of the best places to be treated in the UK. Many of the clinics, and clinicians, are located in both London and Edgbaston; however EMQ can provide faster access to treatments, as well as delivering care without the premium price of London, and without comprising on the quality of treatment, medical accommodation and leisure facilities.
Specialist care centres include oncology, trauma, mental health, diabetes, addiction, eating disorders and fertility. It was in fact the specialist trauma centre at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, where the Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai was treated in the UK. The treatment she received was not only instrumental in Malala’s recovery, but Edgbaston and Birmingham also became her home. It is also home to Cure Leukaemia and the Centre for Clinical Haematology, which are at the forefront of developing pioneering drug treatments and personalised medicine.
EMQ is home to a wide range of additional medical specialisms, including dentistry, osteopathy, plastic surgery, aesthetics, orthopaedics, ophthalmics and physiotherapy. Many of the clinics are within walking distance of one another and are located in attractive period buildings coupled with the privacy and convenience of on-site car parking.
The clinics sit alongside a powerful cluster of advanced research centres, healthcare institutions and academic centres. EMQ boasts the state-of-the-art Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, the new Birmingham Dental Hospital and School of Dentistry, The Institute of Translational Medicine, The BioHub Birmingham, The Accelerated Trials Programme, as well the Rare Diseases and Personalised Medicine Centre which is helping to improve the diagnosis, clinical management and treatment of rare disorders.
Set within tree lined avenues with green open spaces within the Calthorpe Estate, the healthcare and medical facilities sit alongside a thriving leisure, lifestyle and commercial community. The area is home to Edgbaston Village, with its award-winning places to eat including Michelin-starred Simpsons restaurant, in addition to a growing choice of places to shop and relax. The niche retail and leisure businesses create a vibrant atmosphere that continues throughout the day, evening and weekend.
Birmingham is one of the UK’s top retail locations. It boasts Grand Central, The Bullring and The Mailbox, and is located just over a one hours drive away from Bicester Village. It is also home to a wide range of arts, cultural, leisure and sports facilities including Edgbaston Cricket Stadium, Edgbaston Golf Club, Botanical Gardens, The Hippodrome theatre and Symphony Hall. For those that wish to venture further afield, Shakespeare’s Stratford-upon-Avon is within a 45-minute drive.
The average hotel room rate for a four star hotel is over 40 per cent lower than London, for those that need to stay longer there is a wide range of accommodation options, ranging from serviced apartments and homes to let through to hotel suites with a concierge service and award-winning boutique hotels. Edgbaston is home to over 31 educational establishments, offering best-in-class teaching from nursery age through to higher education; they include the internationally renowned King Edward’s School and University of Birmingham. The city is also home to green open spaces and over six million trees, one million of which can be found in Edgbaston. In total, Birmingham is a very friendly city that is closely connected, making it easy to get to and navigate around.
Curated from Article – Collaborate