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Old May 25th, 2018, 11:50 AM   #861
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I haven't been to Longbridge in years but why do I get the feeling that they've missed a trick here, BIG TIME.


Would it not have been possible to go for more height and a more dense town centre?
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The town centre label was always just for marketing. It's just a retail park like Fort or Bentley Bridge.
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Old May 25th, 2018, 02:52 PM   #863
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Grim.

There's a whole world of urban design examples out there which could have been drawn on for inspiration. What we've ended up with is utterly shameful given that they started from a relatively well connected blank canvas. There's something wrong with this country.
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The town centre label was always just for marketing. It's just a retail park like Fort or Bentley Bridge.
You are right. It is actually a neghibourhood centr not a town centre.
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Old May 25th, 2018, 03:47 PM   #865
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Could they have not attempted to build a town centre with the long term view to densifying the local neighbourhoods and expanding the city outwards down the M5 or something along those lines?

It feels like an opportunity has been missed with what appears to be short term thinking. Only my opinion though.
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Old May 26th, 2018, 03:39 PM   #866
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Never really spent any time around there to be honest, pop into sainsburys and smyths occasionally other than that drive past

First time I had a wonder around the other day, the place is actually looking quite neglected maintenance wise, sainsburys needs a clean abd some paint for the car park

the car park is battered especially the undercroft parking with electrical cables hanging/lights damaged

Ive always said Q gate with the showroom/museum should have been the focus of the town centre facing onto cofton park, they should have developed the site into industrial units with a purpose built operation for MG and relocated them to have Q gate
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Old September 9th, 2018, 03:22 AM   #867
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The town centre label was always just for marketing. It's just a retail park like Fort or Bentley Bridge.
I was right on this from the very start. Shockingly bad planning for an actual 'town'... not that much better for a retail park either...
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Old September 9th, 2018, 11:47 AM   #868
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Taylor wimpey cofton view is now well underway
https://www.taylorwimpey.co.uk/find-...am/cofton-view

St Modwen cofton grange
https://www.stmodwenhomes.co.uk/mobi...outh-midlands/

Persimmon homes longbridge place also started recently
https://m.persimmonhomes.com/longbridge-place-10801
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Old January 5th, 2019, 02:09 AM   #869
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A major office building earmarked for a £1bn regeneration site in Birmingham has been pre-let.

St Modwen has secured the deal for 21,000 sq ft of space at its new-build office development on Longbridge Technology Park.

Professional services consultancy Barnett Waddingham has signed a 15-year lease for 3 Devon Way and is expected to bring more than 150 jobs to the area.

Birmingham City Council approved plans for the new development in May 2018.

The building includes 80 car parking spaces and will occupy land formerly used by the old MG Rover car factory once construction is completed.

Chris Newsome, development director at St. Modwen, said: "This is a significant letting for the site and demonstrates the demand for units of this kind in a location with strong transport links.

"With the success of the Innovation Centre and 2 Devon Way, Longbridge has proved to be an ideal location for businesses."

Paul Hubbold, partner at Barnett Waddingham, added: "As Barnett Waddingham continues to experience strong growth, both across the business and in particular within the Midlands, finding the right location for us to continue our growth has been a priority.

"3 Devon Way will allow us to give our employees a new, flexible working space, coupled with superb facilities and transport links.

"Longbridge is a huge success story for the area and we are already looking forward to our move there in 2020."

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Old January 19th, 2019, 07:58 PM   #870
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Are there still plans to develop residential at Longbridge North and Longbridge West?
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North and east are ongoing

Awaiting plans for west, they’ve put in for the business units

They’re currently building a large chunk at east works with a new village hall opposite cofton park
http://b31.org.uk/events-cal/quiz-ni...-village-hall/
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Portacabins have appeared on below site

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Old April 22nd, 2019, 01:57 PM   #873
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Hoardings going up at Devon way office development
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Old May 14th, 2019, 11:44 AM   #874
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Piling rig on site at three Devon way

Notices in the park and ride advising it is closing for the MSCP to be built
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This is right in my neck of the woods and I have to say what a complete pig's breakfast it has become!

Bland and uninspiring buildings, appalling traffic congestion and poor traffic management planning; grim retail feeling about the entire complex; the office and technology quarter looks like an afterthought; the awful college building stands out like a sore thumb....

It's as if they've had an annual competition to design something tacky and awful, and here's the end result. And more than that it is also sucking the economic life out of nearby Rubery and Northfield High Streets.

So much for the hopes, visions and promises of the early days some 10 years ago.
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This is right in my neck of the woods and I have to say what a complete pig's breakfast it has become!

Bland and uninspiring buildings, appalling traffic congestion and poor traffic management planning; grim retail feeling about the entire complex; the office and technology quarter looks like an afterthought; the awful college building stands out like a sore thumb....

It's as if they've had an annual competition to design something tacky and awful, and here's the end result. And more than that it is also sucking the economic life out of nearby Rubery and Northfield High Streets.

So much for the hopes, visions and promises of the early days some 10 years ago.
I have said this all along. A retail park with houses alongside posing as a town.
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Hoardings now up for the MSCP park and ride site. With so many spaces it will be interesting to see how much passenger use increases at longbridge

The train station itself also has cladding going up now
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Old May 25th, 2019, 09:33 AM   #878
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Hoardings now up for the MSCP park and ride site. With so many spaces it will be interesting to see how much passenger use increases at longbridge

The train station itself also has cladding going up now
I suspect some people who use Selly Oak might drive to Longbridge. There's not much chance of getting on a 3 carriage train these days and it'll be even worse when the multistorey car park is built.


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Same at Bournville

https://twitter.com/unit_1974/status...961865728?s=19
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Finance firm to bring 150 jobs to technology park.

http://www.thebusinessdesk.com/westm...echnology-park
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Work starts on 150 jobs scheme.


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