Phase II completes at Longbridge
Published: 23 December, 2015
Longbridge wins RICS awards as it completes Phase 2 of development
The second phase of St Modwen’s Longbridge town centre development has completed with the opening of Marks & Spencer, the site’s multi-storey car park and a further 45,000 sq ft of retail space.
Within 10 years of the closure of the former MG Rover production plant, where 6,000 jobs were lost, the Longbridge development, including the new town centre designed by Holder Mathias Architects, has generated over 3,700 new jobs. It has transformed the local community, previously solely dependant on the car plant, into a vibrant, mixed-use sustainable community and won National Regeneration Project of the Year 2015 at the RICS Awards.
Stephen Hill, Partner at Holder Mathias, said: “When embarking on a project of this scale, it is important to develop ideas that are commercially viable and able to attract the prospect of cross-sector job opportunities. It is however equally important to create places and environments where people will want to spend time, where they look forward to going to work and where they will choose to spend their leisure time”.