St. Modwen has announced it will shortly begin work on the second phase of retail development on its 468 acre former MG Rover site at Longbridge, including a landmark 150,000 ft² Marks & Spencer store, marking a further significant step forward in this £1bln regeneration project.
The news follows planning committee approval of a resolution to grant planning permission for the Marks & Spencer and an additional 45,000 ft² of retail space, together with surface and multi-story car parks. Over 500 new jobs are expected to be created as part of the construction process and following its completion.
This next phase of the Town Centre will complement the existing retail space, creating further new employment opportunities and delivering an enhanced environment for visitors and those already working and studying at Longbridge.
Construction work is expected to start on site in the autumn, with planned completion scheduled to enable trading by Christmas 2015.
Bill Oliver, Chief Executive, St. Modwen said: “The development of the new 150,000 ft² Marks & Spencer store, the anchor of the second phase of the new Town Center at Longbridge, represents a significant milestone at this major regeneration project and is a key part of our overall aim to create business and employment opportunities in the area.”
Source: St. Modwen