Expert developer and regeneration specialist, St. Modwen, has submitted a planning application for 20,000 sq ft of office space just off the A38, at its flagship regeneration project at Longbridge. The new development has the potential to create around 80 jobs in the area.

The application follows the successful completion of 2 Devon Way and the Innovation Centre, which together comprise 62,000 sq ft and are home to a number of businesses, including AM Signalling Design Ltd, Bytesnap Design Ltd, COOP Web, NDever Ltd, St Modwen Homes Ltd, Wardell Armstrong and 123 Reg Ltd.

If approved, the proposed office build – 3 Devon Way – would be completed and ready for tenancy by October 2019. The offices would be located on Longbridge Technology Park, opposite Longbridge Shopping Park, which is home to the West Midlands’ largest Marks and Spencer, Sainsbury’s and many other stores.

Chris Newsome, Development Director at St. Modwen, said: “Longbridge is an ideal location for offices as it’s easily accessible from the Bristol Road and is just a stone’s throw away from the M5 and M42.

“The swift take-up at 2 Devon Way and the Innovation Centre has proven that there’s a high demand for commercial space in this area and we’re pleased to be creating more jobs and attracting more businesses to an area that is very special to St. Modwen.”