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Old April 11th, 2012, 10:25 PM   #81
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some of Ells pics showing the concrete walls theyve been constructing around the edge of the site

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Old April 11th, 2012, 10:25 PM   #82
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Old April 11th, 2012, 10:26 PM   #83
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Old April 30th, 2012, 09:01 PM   #84
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Wonder when we can expect more lettings to be announces with about a year to go now till opening

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Premier Inn books into St. Modwen's £70 million Longbridge Town Centre
03/27/2012
Whitbread Hotels and Restaurants is set to open a 75-bedroom Premier Inn hotel and Beefeater Grill at St. Modwen’s £70 million Longbridge Town Centre regeneration scheme.

The leading hotel chain is one of the first in a number of high profile occupiers to sign up to the town centre redevelopment which is set to be a thriving commercial, leisure and retail destination.

The hotel and restaurant will create approximately 60 new jobs on opening, with the regeneration scheme expected to generate more than 1,000 jobs in total.

Anchored by an 85,000 sq ft Sainsbury’s, Longbridge Town Centre will also feature 24-shops and restaurants, offices and car parking, all of which are scheduled for completion in 2013.

St. Modwen development surveyor Mark Watkins said: “Premier Inn’s commitment to Longbridge demonstrates the diverse mix of occupiers that this new town centre is attracting. The award winning hotel brand and well-established Beefeater restaurant are both household names and will play a major role in providing a place for those doing business, living or visiting Longbridge to dine, drink and stay as well as creating jobs for local people.”

John Bates, Head of Acquisitions in the UK and Ireland for Whitbread Hotels and Restaurants, said: “Premier Inn is expanding across the UK as we respond to high customer demand for our great quality, good value product. We are adding new sites nearly every week as we grow our business from 47,000 Premier Inn bedrooms currently to 65,000 by 2016. That is a big target, but it is one we are on track to deliver.

“Our plans for a new 75-bedroom Premier Inn and Beefeater Grill in Longbridge town centre adds another excellent location for our customers in the heart of one of UK’s largest regeneration schemes. Our hotel will draw people into Longbridge town centre, helping to make it a lively and attractive place to visit, and supporting the local economy by creating jobs and attracting trade for local businesses. These are real positives for the area, and I look forward to progressing the hotel from planning to the construction and delivery phase.”

Central to the Longbridge town centre scheme will be the two acre Austin Park which will lead to the opening up of the River Rea for the first time in 100 years. The development will also create new access roads and improvements to the local road network.

Mike Murray, senior development surveyor at St. Modwen, said the development of Longbridge town centre was a key part in the £1 billion regeneration scheme of the former MG Rover site:

“With Sainsbury’s and Premier Inn now signed up and many discussions taking place with other national and local retailers and occupiers, Longbridge is set to be a major commercial, leisure and retail destination that will transform the area.”

The opening of the town centre will bring investment at Longbridge up to £250 million since St. Modwen’s acquisition of the site 2003. This investment has already created 1,160 permanent jobs at Longbridge through the development of the Technology Park, Cofton Centre and the £66 million new Bournville College, which opened in September 2011. The first 113 new homes are already being delivered at Longbridge in partnership with the Government’s Homes and Communities Agency (HCA).

The regeneration of Longbridge is a £1 billion project covering 468 acres. It aspires to create 10,000 jobs through a diverse range of industries, together with 2,000 new homes, the new town centre, parks and public open spaces.
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Old May 16th, 2012, 06:43 PM   #85
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STEELWORK!!

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Old May 16th, 2012, 06:44 PM   #86
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Old May 16th, 2012, 11:18 PM   #87
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And what's this? Lol
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Old May 17th, 2012, 06:37 AM   #88
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Cool. Good to see movement on the town centre.

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Old May 17th, 2012, 07:32 PM   #89
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Either the start of the corner of Sainsburys or one of the small retail units fronting longbridge lane on this plan
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Old May 19th, 2012, 12:15 PM   #90
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Former Longbridge ticket office to be demolished

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THE OLD Longbridge railway station ticket office will be demolished after the consutlation period on the plans expired on Sunday (May 13).

St Modwen, which is behind the regeneration of the former MG Rover site, submitted the application on April 23.

Birmingham City Council has not made a final decision yet, but an online petition against the demolition was sent to the authority before the deadline. The petition, set up by B31 Voices, has seen 173 signatures collected in five days.

Richard Laundon who signed the petition said: “It will be really sad if this is just torn down like the other historic buildings from the former Austin works.

“We need to get an appeal added to the application so the council knows how the local people think of this latest act of vandalism by St Modwen.”

However, others did see the practicality of pulling down the building that has not been used for nearly 50 years.

Trudy Cutts said: “I understand it’s a piece of local history, but will the station blend in with the new development?

“The station is tired and dated, so maybe it should come down.”

Dave Adams, who has set up a ‘Northfield Past’ history group on Facebook with more than 2,500 members, said St Modwen was removing all links to the MG/Rover works. He said it went against Worcestershire County Council’s remit to enhance the historic, industrial cultural heritage of the site.

Dave added: “So many of my family members, even as far back as my great grandfather at one time or another, worked at the Austin/MG Rover car factory.

“What I find shameful is no official public consultation has taken place and the first people heard of the plans to demolish it was through the small A4 notice attached to the building.”

Mike Murray, senior development surveyor at St Modwen, said the old ticket office on Bristol Road South had been unused since the 1960s and was in a derelict state.

“It is a dangerous place for those people regularly gaining unauthorised access to the building.

“St Modwen received planning permission to demolish the building from Birmingham City Council in 2008.

“Its removal will assist in our work to build the new £2million two-acre Austin Park which will lead to the opening up of the River Rea for the first time in 100 years.

“Austin Park will play a central part in the new £70million Longbridge Town Centre which is currently under construction and will be completed next year.”



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Old May 19th, 2012, 12:23 PM   #91
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The station / ticket office was nothing special - I'm more aggrieved at the factory building that was demolished which stood next door and dated from 1903. As I have told St Modwen before, if this was in the Jewellery Quarter they wouldn't have got away with it.
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Old May 21st, 2012, 07:29 PM   #92
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Old May 24th, 2012, 08:51 PM   #94
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Yeah they submitted more details with the ammendment to re align the River Rea different to first proposed, it will now leave a pocket of land closest to the College on Bristol Road, Perfect for the rumoured M&S store in my opinion..
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From today, steelworks flying up now. As a side note demo has started on the houses on Longbridge Lane that will be made into a surface park and ride for Longbridge Train Station.

There is also traffic counting devices been installed on the Bristol Road heading towards the M5 just after the island and on the opposite side of the road as well as both ways on Lickey road. With the app to demolish the old Longbridge station looks like the plans for the Bristol Road Re-alignment are moving forward...

Anyway from Longbridge Lane, This will be Sainsburys
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Now off Lonbridge Lane onto the new "High St" This will form the first block of shops, starting with Unit 7 on the brochure, with the Sainsburys store to meet up with it

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Old May 30th, 2012, 08:00 PM   #97
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Unit 7 onwards row from behind Bournville College

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and finally a look from the back of Bournville College towards the new Sainsburys

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Old June 7th, 2012, 07:24 PM   #99
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Just over a week since last update

Sainsburys store viewed from behind Bournville College, Houses in background being demolished to make way for park and ride for Longbridge Train Station
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Unit 7 onwards viewed from behind Bournville College, Sainsburys store will but up to this

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