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06. Juni 2013     Print Print 

Hungry Horse Pub to open at Longbridge town centre

The UK’s leading pub retailer and brewer, Greene King, has confirmed it will open a Hungry Horse branded pub at St. Modwen’s £70 million Longbridge town centre development this summer.

The family-led pub brand is taking a 6,000 sq ft unit on a 25 year lease, generating more than 40 jobs for local residents. The pub will boast outdoor seating and a mezzanine floor providing spectacular views of the £2 million, tree-lined Austin Park.

Hungry Horse is joining a line-up of other household names at the town centre including Sainsbury’s, Premier Inn and Beefeater, with more retailers to be revealed shortly. In total there will be 24 shops and restaurants, two new office buildings called Park Point and Seven House, together with extensive parking.

Longbridge town centre is gearing up to launch this summer as the retail and leisure heart of St. Modwen’s £1 billion transformation of the former MG Rover plant site. Central to the town centre will be the three acre Austin Park, the first public park to be built in South West Birmingham in the last five decades.

The opening of the town centre will bring investment at Longbridge up to £250 million since St. Modwen’s acquisition of the site in 2003, and in excess of 3,000 jobs have been created since work started on site in 2007.

Completed phases include the Technology Park, Cofton Centre industrial estate, the £66 million Bournville College and the £5 million The Factory youth centre. St. Modwen Homes has just submitted a new application for 82 more apartments and houses at the development following the huge popularity of its first phase of housing, Park View, where all bar one of the 113 properties have been sold. Construction is currently underway on the 19 houses which make up the second phase of the development.