Last week Blakeney facilitated a visit by the Housing Minister, Rt Hon Christopher Pincher MP, to St. Modwen’s flagship regeneration site at Longbridge, Birmingham.

Based at the former site of MG, which closed its doors in 2005, Longbridge has already created a thriving community and is one of the UK’s most iconic brownfield sites. Since beginning development in 2007, St. Modwen has delivered jobs for 3,000 people and built 1,450 homes.

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Conceptualised and planned by Blakeney, Minister Pincher visited the site with Birmingham Northfield MP Gary Sambrook. The event marked the announcement of 7,500 additional jobs and 1,300 new homes to be created as part of a vision to regenerate the world-famous site that produced the original Mini.

The visit built on the positive and constructive relationship with Government that St. Modwen has developed and the Minister expressed his enthusiasm to visit the site again in the next phase of development.

“It is fantastic to see the progress being made at Longbridge. The development is an excellent example of what can be achieved when derelict land is used to regenerate local areas, create jobs and help people onto the property ladder. As we level up the whole of the United Kingdom, we are investing an extra £1.8 billion to bring a further 1,500 hectares of brownfield land into use across the country.”

Rt Hon Christopher Pincher MP, Housing Minister