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St Modwen Developments Ltd is seeking planning consent to develop a range of industrial units on the former car storage site at The Cofton Centre, Longbridge, Birmingham, to meet the demand from businesses wanting to relocate to the area.

A planning application for more than 300,000 sq ft of industrial space on the 18-acre site off Groveley Lane has been submitted to Bromsgrove District Council.

Michael Murray of St Modwen, said: “Due to the interest we have had from industrial occupiers to relocate to Longbridge, the early development of this site could create up to 800 jobs.

“Subject to planning consent, the first phase could be completed by the end of the year.”

PRG Europe, the UK’s leading supplier of lighting and projection solutions to the entertainment and events industries, is currently fitting out the 157,000 sq ft former MG Rover parts distribution warehouse for its new premises adjoining the proposed development site which it acquired from St Modwen late last year.

The redevelopment of the whole of The Cofton Centre site could eventually create more than 1,200 jobs.

For further information contact Michael Murray of St Modwen (0121 222 9400). Issued by Paul Raymer of Howle Chapman Raymer (0121 236 7771).