St. Modwen, the UK’s leading regeneration specialist, is set to build on the success of its award winning offices at the £70 million Longbridge Town Centre with a striking headquarters-style building that will create hundreds of new jobs.
St. Modwen has submitted a planning application for One Park Square that will provide 105,000 sq ft of prime Grade A office space over four storeys. The building will have floor to ceiling windows and enjoy a key location overlooking the three acre Austin Park and phase 2 of Longbridge Town Centre, which is under construction and will include the Midlands’ largest Marks & Spencer store and retail, restaurant and café space.
Aimed at a major corporate occupier, the high quality, light-filled One Park Square will have its own car park offering nearly 150 spaces and will benefit from Longbridge’s outstanding road network leading to Birmingham City Centre and to other parts of the country, via the nearby M5 and M42. Longbridge also has the benefit of its own mainline railway station.
St. Modwen has also submitted a separate application for up to 215 family homes to support the new workers. Located adjacent to both the Town Centre and the new £35 million ExtraCare retirement village, the homes will be built in a range of different types and styles, suitable for people on all stages of the property ladder, with each home benefitting from its own parking and cycle storage. Accessed via Dalmuir Road, the homes will have direct access to Longbridge Town Centre and its wide range of shops, and leisure and learning facilities.
Mike Murray, senior development surveyor at St. Modwen, said: “The submission of these two planning applications marks the further phase of our £1 billion Longbridge regeneration scheme and follows a successful public consultation event where residents gave feedback on our plans.
“One Park Square will provide prime office space in the heart of the town centre within easy reach of road links and public transport connections, and is set to bring hundreds of new jobs to Longbridge.
“Our residential planning application will help provide new homes for the workers and answer high demand from people attracted to Longbridge by the new shops, Austin Park and community facilities. All 132 properties at St. Modwen Homes’ Park View development at Longbridge sold within months of the first homes being delivered, highlighting the demand for quality new homes in the area.”
St. Modwen aims to deliver 2,000 new homes together with employment and retail facilities to support up to 10,000 jobs at Longbridge over the next 15 years. The fast-growing Longbridge community has already seen a £300 million investment from St. Modwen, and the creation of 3,500 jobs, since regeneration began in 2005.