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Redevelopment to create 10,000 jobs

Published: Friday, 28 December 2007   Category: Retail

A redevelopment of a former MG Rover site in the midlands is set to create 10,000 jobs.

The Rover plant that was situated there was shut down when the company went into administration in 2005 and 6,000 jobs were lost.

Birmingham city council leader Mike Whitby said: "Reinvigorating Longbridge's industrial heritage ... will play an important role in cementing the area's status as the real engine room for a prosperous and ever growing Midlands economy, able to compete on an international stage."

On the 140-hectare site there will be houses, retail units and offices built if the plans are approved by Birmingham city council and then the Bromsgrove council.

Should the plans go ahead, they will provide plenty of opportunities for students looking to start their careers with graduate jobs.

Meanwhile, a merger of two Chinese car companies that each owned MG and Rover has raised hope that the two British car companies will be reunited as MG Rover again.
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