Thu 27 Dec 2018
Rubery is about two and a half miles, or a five-minute drive from Longbridge. As such, it stands to benefit from the ongoing redevelopment works that are happening at the old MG site.
The developers of the former MG Rover works, St Modwen, submitted plans earlier in the year for the next phase of the major development that will be ongoing for some years to come.
These plans include a new 2-storey office building on the technology park. It is thought that 165 jobs will be created in the town of Longbridge, some of which of course will be fulfilled by people living in nearby places such as Rubery.
Longbridge is the largest regeneration project in the West Midlands representing investment in the region of £1 billion which has already seen new developments such as a Sainsbury's, Premier Inn hotel and office space.
Rubery has great transport links into Longbridge; you can hop on a number 63 or X20 bus service that takes less than 10 minutes, or the 49 that is a tad longer, but still less than 15 minutes!
It's so encouraging to watch the development of Longbridge and see how positively it is impacting on the surrounding areas. As well as providing new homes and new jobs, we are positive that it is a contributing factor to the increasing Midlands house prices. Indeed, the West Midlands bucked the national trend of house price falls. Now is likely the time to be making a positive move to getting in to this area before the redevelopment reaches completion and, we suspect, prices increase even more.