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West Midlands Mayor opens new retirement village

Longbridge Retirement Village is on the site of the former Austin/Rover car factory where some of the residents used to work.

A new £48million retirement village has officially opened in Birmingham, marking a milestone for the residents and the city.

Longbridge Retirement Village is on the site of the former Austin/Rover car factory where some of the residents used to work.

It is also the fifth of five retirement villages to open in Birmingham as part of a £250million development programme between retirement charity, The ExtraCare Charitable Trust, and Birmingham City Council. The Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) has also provided £1.5m to support affordable housing in the development.

The village was officially opened by West Midlands Mayor Andy Street.

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