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

Posted 31 December 2018 by Rebecca Burns

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

With the traditionally sluggish run-up to the Christmas period now over, and house moves back in people’s minds, many prospective buyers will be ready to restart their search for a dream property in the West Midlands.

The region has been one of this year's most successful regional property markets, with prices increasing by 5.2% in the 12 months to December 2018. They are set to rise by a far lower rate of just 2% next year, however. Meanwhile, many other, traditionally strong regions have seen their prices drop, including London, the South East and East Anglia.

With a severe shortage of housing stock in the West Midlands, however, prospective buyers could face tough competition for new homes in the region’s more sought-after locations. Our latest selection of new developments will help to kick-start the post-Christmas search.

Hilltop View in Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire (Davidsons Homes)

Hilltop View (Davidsons Homes)Set in the historic town of Burton upon Trent, with beautiful countryside views, Hilltop View incorporates a selection of three- and four-bedroom homes. The location would suit those seeking a rural lifestyle with the convenience of being close to a good range of amenities.

As is the case with most new developments WhatHouse? covers, Help to Buy is available – which means that buyers can purchase a home with a 75% mortgage and a 5% deposit. The remaining 20% is provided as a loan from the government, which is interest-free for five years.

The design of the properties being built at Hilltop View makes them ideal for growing families and those looking for a generous amount of space. There are also well-respected schools in the local area, and superb transport links for those who have a daily commute.

Prices: From £199,995 to £334,995.

Find out more at or call 07585 506 026.

Akron Gate in Wolverhampton (Persimmon Homes)

Akron Gate (Persimmon Homes)With a superb range of amenities on its doorstep, this new development just outside Wolverhampton city centre offers easy travel into the centre and handy routes to Birmingham. For trips further afield the location offers easy routes to the M6 and M54 motorways, too. There is a wide choice of schooling in the local area, plus a variety of markets, shops, restaurants and night life.

The current range of homes available at Akron Gate includes four-bedroom properties, with all one-bed flats now sold out – although future releases will offer two- and three-bedroom homes.

Prices: Starting from £224,950.

Find out more about Akron Gate from Persimmon Homes

Henbrook Gardens in Stoke Prior, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire (Barratt Homes)

Henbrook Gardens (Barratt Homes)In the charming village of Stoke Prior, on the banks of the Worcester and Birmingham canal, this new development will offer a range of energy efficient two-, three- and four-bedroom homes.

Set within pretty countryside yet close to excellent road links including the M42 and M5 motorways, Henbrook Gardens is also just a 10-minute drive from Bromsgrove railway station, and a 15-minute drive from the town centre where there is a great range of facilities. These include a library, an arts centre, Sanders Park, and a large public leisure centre and sports centre with two swimming pools and lots of classes. There is also a good selection of primary and secondary schools in the area, and attractions such as the Bromsgrove Museum Avoncroft Museum of Historic Buildings, and walks and activities centred around the Worcester and Birmingham Canal. Worcester itself is 14 miles away, and Birmingham is about 23 miles away.

Prices: From £261,995 to £399,995.

Find out more about Henbrook Gardens from Barratt Homes

Romans Walk in Webheath, Redditch, Worcestershire (Redrow Homes)

Romans Walk (Redrow Homes)Situated to the south-west of Redditch, on the fringes of open farmland, this site will have a pleasant semi-rural setting but is also only 15 miles (or 40 minutes by train) from Birmingham city centre, making it perfect for commuters and retail-lovers.

Coming soon, subject to planning, Romans Walk will be made up of high quality three- and four-bedroom family homes available with Help to Buy.

Webheath is a district of Redditch with its own Post Office, pubs, village hall, schools and local grocery store.

Prices: From £289,995 to £409,995

Find out more at or call 01527 813579.

Fernwood in Rugby, Warwickshire (Bellway)

Fernwood (Bellway)In a sought-after village location near the market town of Rugby, this collection of four- and five-bedroom homes is close to pretty open countryside. With a selection of semi-detached and detached properties, this development is also close to great transport links to surrounding towns and cities, and a choice of well-regarded schools.

Rugby town centre is just a couple of miles down the road and, as the second largest town in the county of Warwickshire, it has a whole host of shops and amenities, with a pedestrianised shopping centre and a street market several times a week.

Rugby is only 30 miles east of Birmingham and 11 miles east of Coventry. It is near several major trunk routes including the M6, M1 and M45 motorways and the A45 road. The town’s railway station is served by the West Coast Main Line, and has frequent regular services to London Euston, Birmingham New Street, Stafford and Crewe.

Prices: From £299,995 to £519,995.

Find out more at or call  01788 815995.

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