Longbridge Technology Park – Innovation Centre (March 2010)
|Population||25,410 (2011 Ward)|
|• Density||36.2 per ha|
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|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|EU Parliament||West Midlands|
Since 1906, the area has been dominated by the Longbridge plant, which produced Austin, Nash Metropolitan, Morris, British Leyland, and most recently MG Rover cars. The factory became dormant, and some parts of the older sections of the site were demolished after MG Rover fell into administration in April 2005. The company, renamed MG Motor (owned by MG Rover's would-be partner Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation) resumed full MG TF sports car production at the factory in August 2008 and in late 2010 started final assembly of the MG6.
To the south-west of Longbridge, named after the long bridge, you can see the Lickey Road (name derived from the Lickey Hills. If you go up the hilly terrain of the road, you will eventually encounter a roundabout. If you turn left, you will follow the 47 bus route to Saint Thomas Aquinas, and if you go straightforward, you will enter Barnt Green before going onto the M5 Junction 4 intersection. If you turn right, however, you will climb up another steep hill before having a turn-in point to Birmingham's busiest park, Lickey Hills Country Park.
Rover MG FactoryEdit
The famous MG Rover Factory, Longbridge that stretched upon the Lickey Road was demolished completely on August 4th, 2006. Under the tiny bridge that covers the River Rea, there was a car-building and entirely functional conveyor line system.
The new Longbridge ComplexEdit
The new Complex Centre is absolutely stunning. It has a concrete path with an asphalt (default road) made glamorous with some plants and a restaurant in the middle. Behind that is Sainsbury's with an inside Argos, followed up by: Stone Papa's, Subway, Specsavers and M&S. There is a Hungry Horse (The Cambridge).
New bus changesEdit
Some of the new bus changes around the area include the: 63 bus route Birmingham, the 49 bus route Birmingham, the 45 bus route Birmingham, the 47 bus route Birmingham, and last but not least: 98 bus route Birmingham
Richard Burden (Labour) is the Northfield constituency's Member of Parliament, and the councillors elected to represent the ward of Longbridge are Carole Griffiths (Labour), Ian Cruise (Independent) and Andrew Cartwright (Labour).
The 2001 Population Census recorded that there were 30,964 people living in Longbridge with a population density of 3,789 people per km² compared with 3,649 people per km² for Birmingham. Longbridge has a small ethnic minority population: only 6.8% (2,117) of the ward's population consists of ethnic minorities, unlike more centralised areas such as Aston, Handsworth and Small Heath.
- "Birmingham Ward population 2011". Retrieved 14 December 2015.
- Austin Memories
- Photos from inside the Longbridge Plant
- Birmingham City Council: Longbridge Ward
- Birmingham City Council: nature reserve Ranger Service in Longbridge
- Longbridge Birmingham
- Longbridge Life
- Longbridge Technology Park
- Longbridge MG Rover plant pictures
- New Marks & Spencers To Be Opened in Longbridge
- EH Smith Longbridge