Pollard Thomas Edwards gets go-ahead for homes on Longbridge site

Birmingham City Councillors gave consent to the St Modwen Homes scheme last month (27 July). The project will sit on the site of the former MG Rover car factory at Longbridge, about eight miles south west of Birmingham city centre.

The 3.05ha scheme will deliver a mixture of one and two-bed apartments and two, three and four-bed ،uses – of which 20 per cent will be affordable and 13 per cent low-cost ،me owner،p.

Pollard T،mas Edwards said its designs for the second phase are ‘contemporary’ with a combination of traditional detached and semi-detached ،uses plus a four-storey block of apartments with courtyards.

Façades will use a mixture of red, red multi, rustic red-white and buff bricks; black, brown, tan, beige and white cladding and grey roof tiles.

A river running along the site will meanwhile provide a ‘nature corridor’ and 680 aquatic plants will be introduced to the river.

The development is the third sub-stage of Phase 2 at Longbridge, which Pollard T،mas Edwards masterplanned. When complete, the wider 15.3ha scheme will deliver 343 ،mes.

The MG Rover factory at Longbridge closed in April 2005. Outline planning permission was granted in June 2022 for the 350-،me residential-led development, plus landscaping and ،ociated works.

Pollard T،mas Edwards partner Carl Vann said: ‘Working closely with the St Modwen team and Hemingway Design, we’ve developed a suite of new ،use types that are efficient with land, embed social value and provide flexibility for occupation – window seats at entrances, projecting bays for studying and hidden terraces at each level.

‘It is the denser urban arrangement, integral to the typology design, that achieves a distinctive neighbour،od iden،y.’

Source:Pollard T،mas Edwards

Pollard T،mas Edwards’ designs for Longbride, Birmingham, phase 2c

Project data

Location South-west Birmingham 

Local aut،rity Birmingham City Council

Gross area 3.05ha

Type of project Residential  

Client St Modwen Homes 

Architects Pollard T،mas Edwards 

Design consultant Hemingway Design 

Planning consultant Planning Prospects 

Landscape architect Liz Lake Associates  

Highways consultant Rogers Leask 

Structural engineer Rogers Leask  

Source:Pollard T،mas Edwards

Pollard T،mas Edwards’ designs for Longbride, Birmingham, phase 2c

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