St. Modwen, the UK’s leading regeneration specialist, was announced the winner in the category of ‘Best Use of Reclaimed Materials’ for its ongoing regeneration of the £1.2billion Coed Darcy project in South Wales.
The company was also successful in the category of ‘Best Regeneration Project’, where it was commended for its work at the £1billion transformation of the Longbridge site in Birmingham.
Coed Darcy is a £1.2bn, 1,060 acre scheme which is located on the site of the former BP Oil Refinery (Llandarcy) in South Wales. This transformational scheme will take 25 years to complete and will comprise 4,000 new homes, 500,000 sq ft of commercial accommodation, four schools, retail facilities and open green space. It will create around 4,000 new jobs.
St. Modwen’s gross brownfield landholding in South Wales extends to over 3,500 acres and includes a fully remediated linked development of three former BP sites located in Neath Port Talbot and Swansea, of which Coed Darcy is one.
The £1bn regeneration of the 468 acre Longbridge site includes phase one of the £100 million Longbridge Technology Park, incorporating The Innovation Centre and Bournville College, a £66 million new educational facility, opened in 2011.
The new £70 million town centre offers 24 shops and restaurants and includes a flagship 85,000 sq ft Sainsbury’s store, a 75-bedroom Premier Inn Hotel and Beefeater restaurant, Costa Coffee, Hallmark and Greggs, as well as a range of independent retailers. It has at its heart the £2 million, three acre open green space, Austin Park, with an open watercourse for the River Rea.