West Midlands New Homes Round-up

Posted 20 May 2019 by Rebecca Burns

The WhatHouse? team looks at new build homes across the West Midlands region which suit a spectrum of requirements and budgets...

There are currently thousands of new homes being built across the West Midlands region, and there is always the need for more – but there’s just been some very positive news.

Midland Heart housing association has partnered with Countryside to build around 1,000 new properties over the next three years, a mix of affordable sales and rented homes. They’ll be built in a number of sites and are just part of the housing association’s five-year target.

Its chief executive Glenn Harris said: “This will put us in a strong position to deliver on our ambition to build 3,000 new homes by 2024.”

Here are just some of the current homes for sale in the region.


Emerald Grove, Telford, Shropshire (David Wilson Homes)

Emerald GroveEmerald Grove is part of the Lawley Village development on the western fringes of Telford, just three miles from its centre. Currently available are some three- and four-bedroom semi-detached and detached house types, with prices starting at £190,000 and £280,000 respectively.

Plot 145 is the four-bedroom ‘Holden’. This house type has a large kitchen/dining/family room at the rear, with glazing and French doors providing access to the rear garden. The adjoining utility from has access to the garden too, as well as worktop, basin and storage. Also downstairs are a cloakroom, sitting room and study. Bedroom 1 has an en suite shower room, and there are two more double bedrooms, a single bedroom and a family bathroom to complete it.

There’s an unfurnished view home here, which like the marketing suite is open every day (from 10.00am to 5.30pm Tuesday to Sunday, 12.30pm to 5.30pm Monday)

Subject to terms and conditions, there’s a special offer for those reserving by 27 May and completing by 28 June. The housebuilder pays for Stamp Duty and free flooring, contributes £2,000 towards removal costs or a £5,000 moving package to choose from a Stamp Duty contribution, £5,000 discount or moving costs paid.

Find out more about Emerald Grove from David Wilson Homes


Cawston Rise, Cawston, Rugby, Warwickshire (William Davis Homes)

Cawston RiseCawston is on the south-west fringes of Rugby and Cawston Rise is bringing a selection of homes with from two to five bedrooms, with prices currently between £205,000 and £550,000.

The Home of the Month for May is Plot 10, ‘The Severn’, priced at £399,000. Stepping inside from the porch, the hallway leads to a lounge, study, cloakroom and kitchen/dining/family room, which has a separate utility room and bay window with access via French doors to the rear garden. The master bedroom as an en suite, and there’s a family bathroom for the other two bedrooms to share. Subject to terms and conditions, this comes with and early exchange discount or soft furnishing package.

There are two fully decorated show home, the ‘Seaton’ and the ‘Lea’, which like the marketing suite are open every day from 11.00am to 5.00pm. the team can give details about Help to Buy, Part Exchange and other assistance schemes.

Find out more about Cawston Rise from William Davis Homes


Kingstone Grange, Kingstone, Herefordshire (Lagan Homes)

Kingstone GrangeKingstone Grange is about seven miles south west of Hereford and is delivering two-, three-, four- and five-bedroom homes to a village in the upper Wye Valley. There are detached and semi-detached homes in a variety of finishes, with a good standard specification. Larger homes have ‘extras’ like integrated fridge-freezer and dishwasher, five-burner hob, and in the case of the five-bedroom ‘Portadown’, two en suite bedrooms.

There are also optional extras, depending on the stage of build when you reserve. These include upgrades to bathrooms, kitchen units, worktops and appliances, fitted carpets and wooden flooring, lighting and telephone points and garden landscaping.

Kingstone has a pub, post office and ‘Good’-rated primary and high schools, and is only 20 minutes’ drive from Hereford’s cosmopolitan city centre shopping.

The marketing suite and show home are open from Thursday to Monday, between the hours of 10.00am and 5.00pm. Prices are from £185,000.

Find out more about Kingstone Grange from Lagan Homes

Take a look at the Kingstone Grange show home here:


Woolmans Lodge, Shirley, West Midlands (Churchill Retirement Living)

Woolmans LodgeWoolmans Lodge and Woolmans Croft are bringing a retirement village of 59 properties to Shirley, just a short walk from local amenities. There are 49 one- and two-bedroom flats, and 10 two-bedroom bungalows for sale in Shirley. Open to people of 60 and over, it’s a place just short walk from local amenities and well-connected to other parts of Solihull and Birmingham city centre.

The ‘Apartment of the Month’ is number 47. It is a south-facing,  two-bedroom property on the second floor. For someone reserving this before 31 May 2019, there’s a range of benefits: carpets, curtains, fireplace and light fittings are all included, and it is available under Chutrchill’s Move for Free initiative, taking a lot of the strain out of moving to a new home. It is currently priced at £339,950.

There’s an Owners Lounge, where neighbours can meet and host communal activities, there are landscape gardens and for peace of mind, the development is gated and has a dedicated lodge manager, and a 24-hour emergency line.

Find out more about a typical two-bedroom apartment at Woolmans Lodge from Churchill Retirement Living


The Meadows, Clifton Upon Teme, Worcestershire (Lovell Homes)

The MeadowsLocated 11 miles north west of Worcester city centre overlooking the Teme Valley, The Meadows is a development of two-, three-, four- and five-bedroom homes.

To get a first-hand look at design and specification – and some inspiration for furnishing and decorating inspiration for your new home – there are two show homes to look at, one with three bedrooms, the other four. Lovell is a housebuilder with many awards to its name, indicating that it offers quality and value for money for its homes.

Within walking distance from the homes here are a village shop, a pub, village hall and primary school, making it appealing to many buyers. The Malvern Hills are not far away, perfect for getting away from it all in delightful countryside.

Lovell is offering Part Exchange for homeowners upgrading to one of the properties here, with Help to Buy open to everyone. Right now, prices here are from £152,250.

Find out more about The Meadows from Lovell Homes

Take a look at a video about it all here:


Dollman Meadow, Houlton, Rugby. Warwickshire

Dollman MeadowThis is a development that will attract all sorts of buyers, as it offers a very wide variety of properties with from two to five bedrooms. It’s part of the new village of Houlton which is providing not just homes, but a whole range of local amenities, including 500 acres of public open space and three schools (one of which is already open) – a great attraction for family buyers.

Currently available here a number of homes with three or four bedrooms, some detached, some semi-detached, some terraced. Help to Buy is available here to first-time buyers and homeowners. Prices start at £239,995.

Houlton is just east of Rugby, under a quarter-of-an-hour from the town centre and its well-connected station, which has regular services to Birmingham and to London.

The marketing suite is open seven days a week: Tuesday to Sunday from 10.30am to 5.30pm, and Monday, from 12.00 noon to 5.30pm.

Find out more about Dollman Meadow from Davidsons Homes

Here’s a video about the Dollman Meadow show home:


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