New Homes Round-up - Our Pick of the West Midlands' New Build Property

Posted 11 March 2019 by Rebecca Burns

The region is experiencing a growth in population and increased rental prices – persuading many tenants to venture onto the property ladder...

Towns in the Midlands are currently dominating the list of “quickest-to-sell” housing locations in England, according to press reports – as Brexit continues to encourage growth away from the South.

Redditch and the wider county of Worcestershire have emerged as a winning location in the West Midlands, although many other spots are also performing well.

With the continued shortage of housing stock in the region, however, aspiring house owners may face some serious competition when it comes to securing homes in the most desirable locations. We’ve put together a round-up of some brand new developments distributed throughout the region to get the search started.

The Green in Bransford, Worcestershire (Piper Homes)

The Green (Piper Homes)This exclusive new development of just 21 homes promises comfortable and contemporary living in a sought-after village location, with excellent local transport connections close by.

The development has five different house designs, each of which offers a spacious interior and a high quality specification.

Bransford itself is situated on the county boundary between Worcestershire and Herefordshire, at the foot of the beautiful Malvern Hills – with easy links to both local areas and city life. The village has a good range of leisure and relaxation facilities nearby, including a hotel and spa, while the centre of Worcester is only about five miles away, Malvern is a similar distance, and Hereford is about 23 miles away. Birmingham is less than 40 miles away by road.

Prices: Current availability ranges in price from £169,950 to £475,000.

Find out more at or call 07892713991

Porthouse Rise in Bromyard, Herefordshire (Keepmoat Homes)

Porthouse Rise (Keepmoat Homes)In the unspoilt Herefordshire market town of Bromyard, near the county border with Worcestershire, this new development offers modern two-, three- and four-bedroom homes.

Situated on the A44 between Leominster and Worcesterthe, on the doorstep of the Bromyard Downs, residents will have easy access to the great outdoors combined with a superb range of local amenities.

The town has some lovely historic architecture, an active cultural scene, and is in a great location for commuters to larger regional hubs. Hereford is only half an hour's drive away (15 miles) to the south west via the A465, for example, offering a wide choice of shopping, entertainment and business opportunities. Worcester is a similar distance away (15 miles) to the east, Malvern is 16 miles, and Birmingham is less than 50 miles, with a journey time of just over an hour.

Prices: From £185,995.

Find out more at or call 01886 878525

Olympia in Birmingham (Linden Homes)

Olympia (Linden Homes)Birmingham's former Hall Green greyhound stadium is being transformed into a development of two-, three- and four-bedroom houses just five miles from the lively city centre.

The local area offers a number of everyday amenities such as a supermarket, a doctors' surgery, a pharmacy, a florist, a hairdresser, and various places to eat and drink. There are also Ofsted ‘Good’-rated schools for all ages within a mile's radius of the development for buyers with children. For letting off steam at the weekend, the Shire Country Park is less than a mile away.

By road, the A41 and A34 are both close by for straightforward journeys into central Birmingham (in about 20 minutes), as well as providing connections to the M42 for the M5 and M6. By rail, Hall Green station is about half a mile from Olympia, offering regular services to Kidderminster, Stourbridge and Stratford-upon-Avon.

Prices: From £215,000.

Find out more at or call 01215 149 642

Emerald Grove in Lawley, Telford, Shropshire (David Wilson Homes)

Emerald Grove (David Wilson Homes)Forming part of a brand new community at Lawley Village, Emerald Grove is a collection of three- and four-bedroom homes situated within easy walking distance of everyday amenities, and with easy access to Telford town centre.

Well-suited to young couples and growing families, the homes provide free-flowing living spaces, a high quality specification, and luxury finishing touches throughout.

The location is ideal for commuters to Wolverhampton, Birmingham and beyond thanks to excellent transport links, including the M54 which is just a five-minute drive away.

Prices: From £220,000 to £335,000.

Find out more about Emerald Grove from David Wilson Homes

Windmill Heights in Nuneaton, Warwickshire (Owl Homes)

Windmill Heights (Owl Homes)In the attractive Nuneaton area of northern Warwickshire, this development is made up of two-, three- and four-bedroom homes, ideal for those searching for their first home as well as those looking for more space for the whole family.

Windmill Heights is just under 2.5 miles from the centre of Nuneaton, which is the largest town in the county. It has great road links, being near the M6, M42 and M69 motorways and the main A5 trunk road. There are also two railway stations, with the main one near the town centre acting as an important railway junction – served by the West Coast Main Line running from London to the North West, the cross-country Birmingham to Peterborough Line, and by a line to Coventry via Bedworth. Nuneaton is home to a good variety of shops, recreational and cultural facilities, schools for all ages, and all the other amenities one would expect from a sizeable town such as vets, supermarkets, pharmacies and social clubs. Leisure time can be spent at local attractions such as Hartshill Hayes Country Park, less than two miles away, which is open 364 days a year with a visitor centre, woodland walks, toilets and a children's play area. 

Prices: £260,000 to £320,000.

Find out more at or call 07970301616

Cathedral View in Streethay, Lichfield, Staffordshire (Miller Homes)

Cathedral View (Miller Homes)Launching this month, Phase 2 of Cathedral View will offer a range of energy-efficient homes on the edge of the sought-after village of Streethay, and just a mile from the historic city of Lichfield.

The site will offer a wide choice of two-, three-, four- and five-bedroom homes to suit a variety of buyers. There is a children's playground a few minutes' walk from the development, and lots of country walks within easy reach. There are plans to expand the range of amenities currently on offer in Streethay, including health services, a leisure centre and a primary school, while for the time being all of these can easily be found in nearby Lichfield.

The location is great for commuters, too, being close to the A38 and just four miles from the M6 Toll motorway. Lichfield Trent Valley Station, less than a mile away, is a stop for services between Crewe and London Euston (with trains approximately once an hour, and travel into the capital taking just over an hour and a half). Birmingham New Street station is about 40 minutes away.

Prices: Current availability includes the three-bedroom Pushkin for £268,000, and the four-bedroom Harper, priced at £412,000.

Find out more about Cathedral View from Miller Homes

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