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St. Modwen secures planning to deliver 350 new homes in Longbridge

Latest phase adds to 1,450 homes already created at flagship development Approval now means work could begin by Autumn 22 St. Modwen, a leading developer of new communities and high-quality homes, has reached the latest milestone at its flagship Longbridge development after Birmingham City Council granted planning permission for a

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State of the art veterinary hospital coming to West Longbridge

St. Modwen, the UK’s leading developer of new communities and high-quality homes, has received planning permission from Birmingham City Council  to build a new state of the art veterinary hospital which will create up to 150 skilled new jobs at West Longbridge Business Park. . It represents a major milestone

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St Modwen Properties PLC Works Across the Property Industry

The UK’s Leading specialist in regeneration, St Modwen Properties PLC works across the property industry. Based out of regional offices the business works with joint ventures in the public sector and with leading industry partners. St Modwen has been successfully developing Brownfield land for the last 30 years. St Modwen

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BDC 317 : Jun 2024

St Modwen Properties PLC

St. Modwen secures planning to deliver 350 new homes in Longbridge

Latest phase adds to 1,450 homes already created at flagship development Approval now means work could begin by Autumn 22 St. Modwen, a leading developer of new communities and high-quality homes, has reached the latest milestone at its flagship Longbridge development after Birmingham City Council granted planning permission for a new neighbourhood of 350 new homes. This latest phase builds on the 1,450 homes and 3,000 full-time jobs already delivered by St. Modwen, which has already boosted the local community and economy. St. Modwen has worked in partnership with the West Midlands Combined Authority which has contributed £6 million of grant funding to support the redevelopment of the West Longbridge area. Work is already underway on the infrastructure throughout the 75-acre site and represents a significant part of the overall £1 billion regeneration project that is being undertaken. The new homes will be built by St. Modwen Homes and construction is expected to begin by Autumn 2022. The planning success builds on the momentum from late 2021 when planning permission was granted to build a new state of the art veterinary hospital which will create up to 150 skilled new jobs at West Longbridge Business Park. It represents a major milestone in the development of the park as it becomes a leading centre for science and technology, medicine, advanced manufacturing and R&D. The importance of Longbridge was highlighted by former Minister for Housing, Chris Pincher, when he visited the site in November of last year. The UK Government has made the regeneration of brownfield sites such as Longbridge a top priority as part of a national target to build a million new homes. On completion of the regeneration works, St. Modwen will have created over 3,000 new homes, 2 million sq ft of commercial floorspace and up to 10,000 jobs at Longbridge. Rob Flavell, Senior Director for St. Modwen, said: “Housing has always been an integral part of our plans here at Longbridge. More businesses are coming to Longbridge and employees require good quality, local housing. I’m delighted that the next phase of this regeneration can progress and the whole team here at St. Modwen are looking forward to more significant developments at Longbridge throughout 2022.” West Longbridge will also feature 27 acres of attractive, green space connected to the nearby Austin Park, including a mile of the River Rea which will open to the public for the first time, increasing biodiversity and promoting health and wellbeing throughout the area. Andy Street, the Mayor of the West Midlands, said: “Securing planning permission for this latest development of housing represents yet another important step for the regeneration of Longbridge. For those of us familiar with the troubled history of this site it really is brilliant to see the rejuvenation of Longbridge coming along, and I am delighted the WMCA has been able to play its part in making that happen. “This scheme is the latest in a long line that we have helped fund, bringing derelict brownfield land back into use to create much-needed new homes and new jobs for local people. Not only that, but our brownfield-first approach to redevelopment across the West Midlands also helps protect our precious and irreplaceable greenbelt land.” For more information about the ongoing regeneration of Longbridge town centre, visit: https://www.longbridgebirmingham.co.uk

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State of the art veterinary hospital coming to West Longbridge

St. Modwen, the UK’s leading developer of new communities and high-quality homes, has received planning permission from Birmingham City Council  to build a new state of the art veterinary hospital which will create up to 150 skilled new jobs at West Longbridge Business Park. . It represents a major milestone in the development of the park as it becomes a leading centre for science and technology, medicine, precision engineering and R&D. Work on the two-storey hospital and its 3-acre site at the southern gateway of West Longbridge will start early next year with a planned opening in 2023. When complete, the new facility will deliver best-in-class care and treatment and will be a centre of veterinary excellence for the region.  This first element of West Longbridge Business Park will lead the way for the rest of the development. West Longbridge Business Park will create up to 5,000 new jobs, with work on access roads and landscaping already underway following £20m of infrastructure investment in partnership with the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA). The new hospital will feature research, treatment, diagnostic, laboratory and administrative space and will have the most advanced medical equipment including CT and MRI scanners. The building will be located next to spacious parkland and will benefit from access to new meadow spaces and native hedgerows, with foot and cycle paths providing direct access to and from Longbridge Town Centre and its extensive retail and leisure facilities. Planning permission for the building was sought by St. Modwen on behalf of IVC Evidensia, Europe’s leading veterinary care provider with 21,000 staff based across 12 countries, including the UK. West Longbridge Business Park offers unbeatable local, regional and national connectivity and is a sustainable addition to the wider £1bn Longbridge masterplan. In addition to the business park, the investment will see an attractive new residential neighbourhood of 350 homes also created. Elliot Sellars, Development Director at St. Modwen, said: “The new hospital for IVC Evidensia will be a real centrepiece for Longbridge, providing new jobs and opportunities as well as cutting edge new treatment and facilities. It is the first key element of West Longbridge and sets a high bar for what we will be delivering at West Longbridge. “As we continue discussions with other potential occupiers, we are building on the progress and ongoing investment we have already delivered across Longbridge. We are committed to creating a high-quality business park integrated into the region’s business eco-system here at West Longbridge and look forward to making further announcements about the progress of the site in the near future.” John Turkington, Head of Referral Business Development at IVC Evidensia adds: “Our new hospital is now one step closer and once open will provide industry leading veterinary facilities for communities in Birmingham and throughout the West Midlands. It will offer a 24/7 service and utilise the latest technology to deliver the best diagnoses and treatments available.” “Our new state-of-the-art hospital in Longbridge will be staffed with experienced, high-calibre teams and has been designed to enable the best outcomes through working collaboratively in a sustainable and rewarding working environment that delivers the excellence in client and patient care which we have become known for.”

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St Modwen Properties PLC Works Across the Property Industry

The UK’s Leading specialist in regeneration, St Modwen Properties PLC works across the property industry. Based out of regional offices the business works with joint ventures in the public sector and with leading industry partners. St Modwen has been successfully developing Brownfield land for the last 30 years. St Modwen has recently submitted an application for consideration of the Planning Authorities for the final phase of the Quinton Business Park in Birmingham. Other projects contained within the St Modwen’s portfolio are the regeneration of the New Covent Market Garden in London and the campus for Swansea University in South Wales as part of the re-development of over 2,500 acres of land that were formally industrial sites. The application has been submitted to Birmingham City Council for their consideration. The application consists of a 66,000 square foot warehouse unit, stated to be known as Q66. This facility would be suitable for storage and distribution. The site will also include parking for the facility and space for other more general industrial uses. The 18-acre site at Quinton Business Park would be expanded to include this Q66 warehouse St Modwen proposes. The Business Park can be found adjacent to junction 3 of the M5. The final phase of the development that has been applied for will enhance the strength of the existing business park as well as reassuring and displaying St Modwen’s commitment to investment within the region. The development could be in a good potential location for a variety of logistics operators, whether they work regionally or nationally. Quinton Business Park is ideally located for access for the national road networks, with access to the M5 and easy travelling to the M6 and M42. The Business Park is also perfectly situated for Birmingham International Airport and International Rail Station. Since the planning application has been submitted the Q66 unit could be finished and operating by the end of Summer 2018. This would be if the planning application is approved.

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