PLANS have been unveiled by St Modwen for a new ‘green heart’ in Longbridge town centre.
Contractors Ground Control have been appointed to create a new public space which will include the extension of Austin Park, a new walking and cycling route underneath the Bristol Road, footpaths, seating and play equipment.
As part of the landscaping, 46 new trees, 3,500 new shrubs and plants, 6,500 new bulbs and enough wildflowers to cover more than three tennis courts are being planted.
The space, which will also feature additional seating for up to 80 people, is aimed at providing an attractive area for residents, visitors and employees to enjoy and relax in.
It will improve the environment, air quality and biodiversity, and support the community’s well-being.
Work, due to start this month, is scheduled to finish before the summer.
Rob Flavell, from St Modwen, said: “As Longbridge continues to grow and attract more visitors, employers and residents, it is vital we continue to provide spaces which foster a fantastic community.
“The vision for Longbridge equates to far more than delivering new workspaces and homes, but creating an amazing place for all to enjoy.
“It’s an exciting and important addition to Longbridge, and we’re looking forward to seeing it come to life over the next few months.”
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