September 25th, 2016

New housing in Longbridge for staff at injured soldiers unit

Updated: 12:42 pm, Apr 01, 2016

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.