MORE than 150 jobs are to come to the area after new office development attracts consultancy firm.

Professional services consultancy firm Barnett Waddingham has signed a 15-year lease with developer St Modwen, which will see them take over 21,000 square foot of space at St Modwen's new-build office development on Longbridge Technology Park.

The development, on the edge of the town centre, is at the heart of all local amenities like shops and cafes, with construction set to start in the first half of 2019.

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, said: “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.”