Mike Murray, Senior Development Surveyor at St. Modwen, said:
“Totalling 468 acres, St. Modwen’s £1 billion Longbridge regeneration project is the Midland’s largest mixed use scheme being delivered outside Birmingham city centre. It is fast becoming an established business, leisure and retail
community that is on track to create around 10,000 jobs from a range of industries.
“Boasting a £100 million Technology Park that has attracted local, national and international ICT-based businesses, Longbridge has become a hub for progressive technologies and services and has recently been named as Birmingham’s new Information, Communication, Enterprise and Technology (ITEC) Economic Zone. A range of plot sizes and locations are available for international companies looking for large floor plates to deliver major ICT operations.
“Work is also underway to deliver a £70 million town centre featuring flexible modern office space, a Sainsbury’s supermarket, 75 bedroom Premier Inn hotel and 24 restaurants, cafés and shops, together with the new three acre Austin Park. The £66 million Bournville College and The Factory £5 million youth centre are fully operational and the Cofton Centre warehouse/industrial estate is fully occupied with national and international companies.
“Businesses are keen to relocate to Longbridge to take advantage of the high quality employment space, local skilled labour pool, pleasant working environment and, plans to install ultrafast broadband connections have appealed to companies with data-heavy operations. The accessible location of Longbridge is also key: it is located within five minutes’ drive of the M42 (Junction 2) and the M5 (Junction 4) and is just eight miles from Birmingham City Centre. Rail links are nearby and the site is well served by walking and cycling routes plus over 350 buses per day.
“St. Modwen is providing sustainable, forward thinking solutions and services for every element of the Longbridge regeneration project. Within five years this will be a thriving, established community that will bring major investment and job creation to Birmingham.”