MORE jobs are set to be created as part of the Longbridge regeneration project.

It has been announced that 7,500 additional jobs and 1,300 homes are to be added to the huge development project of the former MG Rover site.

These latest phases of development bring the total of full-time jobs being created by St. Modwen at Longbridge to 10,500 – seventy-five per cent more than were employed at the site by MG Rover in 2005.

Since beginning development in 2007, St Mowden, has delivered jobs for 3,000 people and built 1,450 homes, as well as offices, a new town centre and park, Bournville College, and facilities such as the Royal Centre for Defence Medicine.

Sarwjit Sambhi, CEO of St. Modwen said: “The closure of the car plant at Longbridge in 2005 left a 500-acre site unused and unloved for years.

“The success of Longbridge proves that thriving communities, beautiful homes, and thousands of jobs can be created by regenerating disused land, and that this must be a national priority to help solve the housing crisis.”

Planning applications for the ‘West Works’ and ‘MG Rover’ sites at Longbridge, which form part of the latest phase of development, are expected to be determined by Spring 2022.

The MG Rover factory floor site will feature a mix of new homes, 10 acres of green space, and will preserve world-famous buildings including the International HQ, Roundhouse, and Car Assembly Building.

Development of the West Works will produce commercial space as well as 350 homes.

Christopher Pincher, minister for housing, said: “It is fantastic to see the progress being made at Longbridge.


“The development is an excellent example of what can be achieved when derelict land is used to regenerate local areas, create jobs and help people onto the property ladder."