MG, Rover, Longbridge.
British car manufacturing witnessed one of its darkest hours on the 15th of April 2005 as the MG/Rover factory located in Longbridge ceased production and over 9,000 employees lost their jobs.
Formerly named the Austin Motor Company 50 years ago the Longbridge factory has been home to the production of thousands of British MG and Rover car models across the country.
In October 2006 Chinese company Nanjing Automobile made a £1 million deal with Rover, Nanjing will be re-instating a smaller scale production at the Longbridge factory of the MG TF sports car.
2007 has seen the demolition of Longbridge’s West works and captivatingly the discovery of a secret prototype for a five seat hatchback was recently uncovered in the site’s flight shed.
The future of Longbridge still remains uncertain as demolition contractors finish taking down out a relatively large chunk of the site.
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