A new office building for Longbridge Technology Park has been given the go ahead by city planners, as developers sell pocket of land to pave the way for a multi-storey revamp for Longbridge station Park and Ride car park.
Developers St Modwen say 3 Devon Way has the flexibility to be split into several suites with the potential to create 80 jobs in the area.
The offices will be located on Longbridge Technology Park, at the junction of Devon Way with Longbridge Lane. Construction will begin in the autumn, with the offices ready to occupy by summer 2019.
Chris Newsome, Development Director at St. Modwen, said: “With the success of the Innovation Centre and 2 Devon Way, Longbridge has proved to be an ideal location for businesses and we welcome this planning outcome.
“The site has excellent facilities and great transport connections, located right by Longbridge Train Station and only a few minutes’ drive from junction 2 of the M42 and junction 4 of the M5.”
Park and Ride
St. Modwen has sold a 0.2 acre piece of land in Longbridge to the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA), paving the way for a new Park and Ride adjacent to Longbridge train station.
Chris Newsome, Development Director at St. Modwen, said: “The strategic location of this site will benefit people who live, work and enjoy their leisure time in Longbridge. The sale to WMCA is further confirmation of our commitment to the regeneration of Longbridge even if we are not directly involved in a project.”
Duncan Fry, Senior Project Manager at the WMCA, said: “Longbridge is one of the busiest stations on our network and the Park and Ride facility is hugely popular.
“This high demand means it’s often full before the end of the morning rush hour which is why we have been looking at ways to expand the site.
“With the purchase of this land we will soon unveil further details of our proposed extension and all the extra convenience and connectivity it will bring for passengers.”