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St. Modwen, the UK’s leading regeneration specialist, has welcomed the opening of the new Hungry Horse pub and restaurant, located in the heart of Longbridge town centre will be called The Cambridge. 

The venue has been named after the iconic Austin Cambridge, acknowledging the car manufacturing heritage of the site.

The family-led pub occupies a prime position overlooking Austin Park and the River Rea and will boast a mezzanine floor and outdoor seating. Initially, it will create up to 50 full and part time jobs, with additional opportunities likely to be generated in the near future.

Operator Greene King has signed a 25 year lease on the 6,000 sq ft premises, joining an array of household names at the new town centre development, including Sainsbury’s, Costa Coffee, Premier Inn, Beefeater Bar & Grill and Greggs, as well as a number of independent retailers and two new office buildings, Park Point and Seven House.

Mark Watkins, senior development surveyor at St. Modwen said: “The opening of the new family-friendly pub at Longbridge is further testament to our commitment to create a mixed use shopping and leisure environment at the heart of the community. It will play a major part in helping to serve local residents as a place to eat and socialise and as a destination for visitors to the town centre.

“The Cambridge will offer families a high quality and affordable experience, in an attractive and comfortable environment, with excellent views of the new park. We are expecting it to prove a very popular venue.”

Matthew Brown, business unit director for Hungry Horse, said: “The Cambridge is an exciting twist on our famous family-focused Hungry Horse brand that adds a dash of sophistication and will provide this vibrant area with a great place for friends to meet.”

Mike Murray, senior development surveyor at St. Modwen, responsible for the development added: “We welcome the opening of The Cambridge, which will add to the experience of Longbridge as a mixed-use retail and leisure destination for local residents and visitors.

“With 24 shops and restaurants, in addition to new office accommodation, education facilities, employment and nearby residential development, we are looking forward to welcoming new tenants to Longbridge in the next couple of months.”

St. Modwen recently submitted raft of new planning applications aimed at delivering the next phase of regeneration at Longbridge. The proposals include three new residential developments at Lickey Road and Low Hill Lane and a specialist Construction Centre for Bournville College.