WORK on Longbridge's newest green space in the centre of town is complete.

The public space includes new bespoke seating installed for up to 80 people, 46 new trees, 3,500 new shrubs and plants, 6,500 new bulbs and several species of wildflowers planted.

Developer, St. Modwen has overseen the regeneration of around half of the wider Longbridge works.

Rob Flavell, Senior Director for Regeneration in the Midlands and North for St. Modwen, said: “As we continue the redevelopment of Longbridge town centre, it’s vital that we are providing spaces which will bring huge benefits to those who live in, work in and visit the town, and this new public realm is a fantastic example of that.

Bromsgrove Advertiser: The work forms part of St Modwen's regeneration plans for Longbridge. The work forms part of St Modwen's regeneration plans for Longbridge.

“The new space acts as an attractive centre piece for the town centre and provides a welcoming space to relax in and enjoy, in addition to bringing substantial environmental benefits. High-quality green spaces are key to the future success of our town centres.

“We’re thrilled to have completed this new public space in time for the summer months, and we’re looking forward to seeing visitors exploring and enjoying it.”

In May, development work on the West Works site begun, transforming the former MG Rover car plant, into Longbridge Business Park creating 5,000 jobs.

Once all regeneration work is complete, it is expected to create up to 10,000 jobs, 4,000 new homes and two million square feet of commercial development.