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Mayor opens PS48m retirement village.

A NEW PS48m 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 PS250m development programme between retirement charity The ExtraCare Charitable Trust and Birmingham City Council. The Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) has also provided PS1.5m to support affordable housing in the development.

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


Andy Street CBE, Mayor of West Midlands; Barry Stimpson, Extracare Volunteer; Mick Laverty, chief executive, Extracare Charitable Trust

Mike Hopkins, principal South and City College Birmingham; David Hykin, Lloyds Banking Group; Paul Jennings, chair Extracare Charitable Trustees

Pictures: John Hipkiss

Peter Hay, Peter Hay Consulting; Councillor Peter Griffiths, Birmingham City Council

Carol and Alex Stephenson CBE, Manufacturing Technology Centre

Paul Sabapathy CVO CBE, board member Bournville Village Trust; Caroline Cormack, Midlands Homes and Community Agency; Derek Seedhouse, Adullam Homes Housing Association

Stephen Teagle, CE Partnership and Regeneration, Galliford Try; Councillor Peter Douglas Osborn, Birmingham City Council; Jason Dodd, Nicol Thomas

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Title Annotation:Features
Publication:The Birmingham Post (England)
Geographic Code:4EUUK
Date:Jan 18, 2018
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