Discover Sandwell

Sandwell is in the heart of the West Midlands and it’s a great place to live, work, shop and visit.

Learn about living and working in Sandwell, as well as what there is to see and do – including the borough’s rich industrial heritage, great visitor attractions and handy transport links.


At the heart of the West Midlands, Sandwell is a family-friendly place to live and work.

There are six towns – Oldbury, Rowley Regis, Tipton, Wednesbury, Smethwick and West Bromwich – directly border the city of Birmingham, England’s second city, and Black Country neighbours – Dudley, Walsall and Wolverhampton.

Sandwell is going through an exciting and transformational period in its history with regeneration changing the face of the urban environment for residents and businesses.

Sandwell has homes to fit all needs, a rich and diverse culture and friendly communities. It’s a great place to work and build a career as well as raise a family.

There are plenty of things to  do in your leisure time – from visiting historic museums and sites, wide open green spaces, shopping and much more.


Sandwell has a range of opportunities for you whether you are looking for work experience, seeking an apprenticeship or after your dream job.

Then look no further than Sandwell, strategically located at the heart of the industrial West Midlands and central to the country’s motorway and rail networks, including HS2 when it opens, and close to Birmingham International and ‘light plane’ airports. Connecting you to major cities and business centres across the country.

Their fast growing business sector includes around 9,000 exciting and dynamic companies which employ around 140,000 people.

Thanks to our excellent transport links, highly skilled workforce and cost-competitive location, more and more companies are looking to dynamic diverse Sandwell to fulfil your business needs.

So if you are looking to work in Sandwell or start a new business then Sandwell is the place for you.


There’s a wealth of fun things to explore in Sandwell.

Sandwell is at the heart of the West Midlands in the Black Country, long-known for its industrial heritage. But it is also home to 1,200 hectares of award-winning parks, playing fields and open spaces.

Unexpected, perhaps, but they all add up to a range of green spaces to discover – from their ‘jewel in the crown’ Sandwell Valley in West Bromwich to nature reserves dotted all over the borough.

And then they have a variety of other leisure time opportunities to explore from shopping, places to eat and stay and historic museums, landmarks and attractions.