Plans for old MG Rover plant in Birmingham to go ahead
Work on the Longbridge scheme is expected to start by the end of the year and will take place in three different phases. The plans are part of the larger £1 billion of the former MG Rover site in the area, which closed after the car manufacturer went into administration in 2005.
The plans involve building a new Sainsbury’s superstore in the town centre, along with a car park, an 80-bedroom hotel, 40 apartments and additional retail space in Longbridge. Work on 115 homes at Park View, which is near to the site, has already begun.
St. Modwen and its partner Advantage West Midlands will now deliver the scheme in three phases with construction to start by the end of the year.
As well as completely regenerating the area, this project is likely to create construction jobs in the area. This was confirmed by Birmingham Council’s Timothy Huxtable, Cabinet Member for Transportation and Regeneration, who said: “The development will provide an important economic boost to the area and create a diverse range of employment opportunities, potentially creating over 1,000 jobs.”
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Posted on June 24, 2011, in construction jobs, construction news, electrician jobs, plumbing jobs, train4tradeskills and tagged Birmingham, Birmingham City Council, construction, construction jobs, construction jobs birmingham, electrician jobs birmingham, Longbridge, MG Rover, MG Rover Group, plumbing jobs, t4ts, train4tradeskills. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.