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PRG EUROPE ACQUIRES NEW SITE AT LONGBRIDGE

PRG Europe, the UK’s leading supplier of lighting and projections solutions to the entertainment and events industries, has purchased a warehouse on the former MG Rover works site at Longbridge, Birmingham, to become the first major occupier there since St Modwen Properties

began its massive regeneration programme.

The company has acquired the 157,000 sq ft property at The Cofton Centre, formerly used for MG Rover’s parts distribution.

David Keighley, managing director of PRG Europe (formerly Light + Sound Design), said: “We have been based in Birmingham for over 20 years, and the lease on our current warehouse, the old bus garage opposite the Blues ground, expires at the end of 2007. The Longbridge unit is ideal and this allows us to take the time to refurbish in exactly the way we want it. The site will also enable us to expand the range of services which we are able to offer clients.”

Mike Murray of St Modwen Properties, said: “This is the first major occupier to come to Longbridge since taking over the site and it is fitting that they are the market leaders in an innovative and expanding

industry. “PRG Europe’s decision to invest here provides a boost of confidence for the future regeneration of the area and offers encouragement to other forward-looking companies to follow their lead.”

Coun. Roger Hollingworth, chairman of Bromsgrove District Council, in whose area the property stands, said: “We are delighted with the company’s decision to move from its present Birmingham base and take a unit which is in the Bromsgrove district.”

PRG Europe is part of Production Resources Group Inc, an international company which in addition to lighting also provides services in the audio, video and scenery sectors. As well as its Birmingham facility,

PRG Europe has warehouses in Greenford, Middlesex and Croydon, Surrey and this year has supplied its services to clients as diverse as The Rolling Stones, Mazda and the London productions of Wicked and Avenue Q.

For further information contact Mike Murray (0121 222 9400) or Lesley Harmer of Harmer Public Relations (020 7580 6334). Issued by Paul Raymer of Howle Chapman Raymer (0121 236 7771).