Developer gets go-ahead for Birmingham apartment scheme

St. Modwen Homes, the housebuilding arm of developer St. Modwen, has secured approval for 56 apartments in Longbridge town centre.

The ‘L’ shaped building will be set over four floors, with a fifth storey on the corner elevation, and will include a mix of 35 two-bedroom apartments and 21 one-bedroom apartments, each finished with a balcony or terrace space.

The building will be set at the corner of Cooper Way and Austin Way.

Dave Smith, managing director at St. Modwen Homes, said: “Housebuilding is at the very forefront of the economy – now more than ever, so we’re delighted to receive the unanimous committee decision from Birmingham City Council for our apartment scheme in Longbridge Town Centre.

“Not only is Longbridge one of St. Modwen’s most successful urban regeneration projects, but it is also our home – so we’re thrilled to bring our signature contemporary style that has set us apart from the market and thoughtful approach to design, to the area.”

Ten per cent affordable housing will be provided at the development and offered at a 20% discount of the market sale values.

Along with the apartments, the scheme will provide 28 car parking spaces and storage parking for 56 bicycles.

Birmingham City Council’s planning committee granted planning permission subject to conditions and a S106 agreement.