September 26th, 2016

Longbridge next phase to bring hundreds of new jobs and homes

Longbridge next phase to bring hundreds of new jobs and homes Longbridge next phase to bring hundreds of new jobs and homes
Updated: 10:51 am, May 07, 2015

HUNDREDS of new Longbridge jobs could be created if a planning application for a headquarters-style office building is given the go-ahead.

The applicants St Modwen also submitted a separate proposal for up to 215 family homes, off Dalmuir Road, to support the new workers.

If approved, there will be a range of different types and styles of homes suitable for people on all stages of the property ladder, each property will also benefit from its own parking and cycle storage.

The office building application for One Park Square includes 105,000sq ft of grade A workspace over four storeys.

The proposal includes floor to ceiling windows and will overlook the three acre Austin Park.

It will also have a view of the second phase of the £1billion Longbridge Town Centre Regeneration Scheme where the Midlands’ largest Marks and Spencer store is currently under construction along with a retail, restaurant and cafe space.

The building will have its own car park with nearly 150 spaces and will be aimed at a major corporate occupier.

Mike Murray, St Modwen’s senior development surveyor, said the submission of the two planning applications marked the next phase of the project.

He added: “One Park Square will provide prime office space in the heart of the town centre within easy reach of road links and public transport connections, and is set to bring hundreds of new jobs to Longbridge.

“All 132 properties at St Modwen Homes’ Park View development at Longbridge sold within months of the first homes being delivered, highlighting the demand for quality new homes in the area.

“Our residential planning application will help provide new homes for the workers and answer high demand from people attracted to Longbridge by the new shops, Austin Park and community facilities.”