Longbridge, Birmingham Area Guide
Longbridge is an area of Birmingham, nine miles from Birmingham City Centre. Longbridge is known for its tin manufacturers, White and Pike Ltd and ‘Longbridge Plant’, a former research development for MG Motor.
Longbridge Property Market
Sold property prices in Longbridge over the last year were down 7% on the previous year and up 16% during the 2017 peak. The majority of sales in Longbridge during the last year were semi-detached properties, selling for an average price of £195,571.
Terraced properties sold for an average of £166,565, with flats fetching £146,286. According to the latest Zoopla report, property values have gone up by 5.87% in the last 12 months. For more info, please our estate agents in Longbridge.
Longbridge is a great investment
Longbridge has undergone massive amounts of redevelopment over the past few years. Since the closure of the famous MG Rover factory, £1 billion has been put into Longbridge to rejuvenate the town centre and supply the area with new jobs and better housing, boosting their economy.
Currently, a retail park, a hotel, a college, new roadworks and commercial spaces have all been built and more regenerations are on the way.
Schools in this area
1. Cofton Primary School – Cofton Primary School is a coeducational school aged 4 – 11. This school is Ofsted rated good.
2. Albert Bradbeer Primary – Albert Bradbeer Primary is a co-educational school aged 3 – 11. This school is Ofsted rated Good.
Opened in 1978, the Longbridge train station is on the Cross-City Line and operated by West Midlands Railway. Featuring two platforms, the northern route leads to Birmingham, passing through stations such as Northfield, Kings Norton and Selly Oak.
The southern route leads to Barnt Green and Bromsgrove. Work began on a £1.7m refurb in November 2018, including a larger concourse area complete with new flooring, facade automatic doors and ventilation system, an accessible toilet, ticket counter and a new-look station frontage.
Bus routes through Longbridge include the 45, 63 and 98.
What to do in Longbridge
Longbridge has a new retail park with many shops, pub and restaurants. The town also has several restaurants outside of the retail park including, Paprikas, Chiquito and Royal Fish Bar.
It’s also a great place for families to visit and discover, including the indoor and soft play areas, museums, art galleries and parks and playgrounds.