More jobs at Longbridge

Posted on 05 December 2013 by editor

Longbridge the former home of the MG Rover group has confirmed today that it is set to create a further 350 jobs. Phase 1 of the project has already successfully been completed with the development of a new Bournville College, Sainsbury’s, Costa Coffee, Beefeater, Premier Inn, 35,000 sq ft of offices and the £2m Austin Park, a green area named after Lord Austin of Longbridge.  The centre also boasts free parking, with a new park and ride facility due to be open in 2014.

The 350 jobs is subject to planning approval for a new 150,000 sq ft 2-storey Marks & Spencers store. Work is set to start in 2014 summer and be completed by Christmas 2015.

Marks & Spencers regional manager Julie Ridley said it believed the planned store would “cater for the shoppers of south Birmingham and attract new customers from the M5 and M42 corridor”.

St Modwen acquired the 468-acre site after the MG Rover Group collapsed in 2005. Thus far over 3,500 jobs have been created on the site, just over half of the 6000 that MG Rover employed at its peak.

 

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