A new pub in south Birmingham acknowledging the area’s car manufacturing heritage is to create 50 jobs.
The Cambridge is due to open on November 11 in the regenerated Longbridge town centre, named after the Austin Cambridge.
The area was once home to the largest car plant in the world, employing around 250,000 workers in its 60s heyday.
Since the collapse of MG Rover in 2005 a large part of the site has been regenerated for commercial and residential usage by Birmingham developer St Modwen and the remaining 69 acres are owned by Chinese automotive manufacturer SAIC.
The new pub, part of the Hungry Horse chain, owned by brewer Greene King, has signed a 25-year lease on a 6,000 sq ft premises overlooking Austin Park and the River Read.
Mark Watkins, senior development surveyor at St Modwen, said: “The opening of a new family-friendly pub is further testament to our commitment to create a mixed use shopping and leisure environment at the heart of the community.”
St. Modwen recently submitted planning applications, including three new residential developments at Lickey Road and Low Hill Lane and a specialist construction centre for Bournville College.
Mike Murray, senior development surveyor at St Modwen, said: “With 24 shops and restaurants, in addition to new office accommodation, education facilities, employment and nearby residential development, we are looking forward to welcoming new tenants to Longbridge.”