Strategic Land & Regeneration

Biodiversity & Sustainable Environments

Work begins on enhanced public gateway and new pocket park in Longbridge

Works to further enhance one of Longbridge’s main roads and to transform an underutilised piece of land into an attractive new green space for the town’s growing community have begun.

Developer St. Modwen is delivering a new phase of public realm works along Longbridge Lane, funded by Birmingham City Council, which will include the installation of a new landscaped pocket park complete with new seating near The Factory Community Centre and improvements to the greenery alongside the footpath of Bournville College.

As part of the new pocket park, contractor Ground Control will be planting over 2,600 new plants including shrubs, bulbs and 16 new trees. New seating will also be installed to create an urban oasis within the town centre which has been designed with public health and wellbeing in mind and to add an additional space within the town for people to relax and unwind.

This set of improvements are the latest public realm enhancements to be carried out in Longbridge. Work is currently underway to deliver a new public space, including the extension of Austin Park, a new walking and cycling route underneath the Bristol Road, footpaths, seating and play equipment.

As Longbridge continues to grow and evolve, it’s vital that we continue to strengthen the sense of community within Longbridge town centre so we can create a town where people are proud to work, live in and visit.

“These works are crucial to heightening connectivity throughout the town, providing usable green spaces for people to enjoy and furthering the position of Longbridge as a location which can be enjoyed by everyone.

“We’re delighted to see work beginning and look forward to seeing the finished product.”

Elliot Sellars, Development Director at St. Modwen

The redevelopment of Longbridge has already seen 1,450 new homes and one million sq ft of employment space come to life, creating 3,000 jobs. Once complete, 4,000 new homes will have been built and over two million sq ft of commercial development will have been delivered.

For more information about the ongoing redevelopment of Longbridge, visit: http://www.longbridgebirmingham.co.uk/