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DISMANTLING LONGBRIDGE

Work is nearing completion on Harris CM’s contract to de-commission the General Assembly Building at the famous Longbridge Car Production Factory in Birmingham, for MG Motors UK Limited, part of the Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation (SAIC).

Our contract involved the salvage of several thousand tonnes of redundant process and production equipment prior to the demolition of the 60,000 sq.m building and the re-development of the site. Opened in 1905, by the late 1960s Longbridge employed around 25,000 workers, building cars including the original Mini, prior to the collapse of MG Rover in 2005. In the Second World War, the plant produced munitions and tank parts. The photo below shows car production underway at the plant in the 1950s.