St. Modwen reveals plans for hundreds of homes at MG Mini car assembly site

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Plans for hundreds of new homes at the former MG mini assembly site in Longbridge have been unveiled.

Developer St Modwen has released details of its proposals to transform the MG Longbridge site which will see the construction of 695 homes in a scheme that would create up to 1,000 jobs.

The plans will be available for the public to view online via a virtual exhibition until June 29.

St. Modwen said the site of the former Mini car assembly line will be “transformed into a green and tranquil new district of Longbridge with a distinct identity.”

Heritage buildings, where the Mini was conceived and created, are being incorporated into the proposals and will offer a variety of workspaces, from studios to offices and co-working environments, for a range of businesses.

Elliot Sellars, development director at St. Modwen, said: “St Modwen is proud to call Longbridge home. Our HQ is based here and the staff working on this project all know Longbridge well. It is important to us, just as it will be important to the local community, to make sure these proposals deliver the jobs, open public space and homes Longbridge needs in a way that helps the area build back better.

“Our proposals for the MG Longbridge site aim to recognise the wonderful history of this area, retaining a number of heritage buildings and transforming them into the workspaces of the future. Alongside this, we will be seeking to deliver homes for future generations, to enable more people to live and work locally with access to the wide range of amenities readily available in Longbridge Town Centre. “We’re now asking our neighbours and the residents of Longbridge to have their say on our plans so together we can deliver a proposal to submit to Birmingham City Council that reflects the heritage, identify and aspirations of Longbridge.”

Longbridge will be one of the largest regeneration schemes in the UK and will see St. Modwen make major progress towards delivering 10,000 new jobs and 2,800 new homes across the brownfield site.

Longbridge has seen £1bn of investment over the last decade.