WORK is underway to build new accommodation in Longbridge for medical specialists who work at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital’s Royal Centre for Defence Medicine – a unit for injured soldiers.
St Modwen and the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) are behind the construction which will provide 180 en-suite bedrooms, catering and support facilities. The first occupants are due to move in by next summer.
DIO’s Project Manager, Sinead McGoldrick said: “We’re happy to be undertaking this project with St Modwen.
“The new accommodation will be of the high-quality our dedicated military medical staff deserve.”
St Modwen development director, Mike Murray said: “It is a testament to the success of Longbridge that the DIO has chosen to locate its accommodation here and invest in the area.”
St. Modwen has invested £300million into regenerating the former MG Rover site at Longbridge since 2003.
In total, the site will eventually include 400 family homes and a £35million ExtraCare Retirement Village to go with the £100million town centre, which boasts shops, eateries, offices, the new Bournville College, and the new Austin Park.