New homes snapshot – new builds add to evergreen appeal of sought-after Sutton Coldfield

Posted 5 May 2016 by Keith Osborne

Thousands of new homes are proposed for one of Birmingham's most desirable suburbs, with many budgets and buyer types catered for...

The town of Sutton Coldfield, around eight miles north-east of Birmingham city centre, has long been one of the West Midlands’ most desirable suburbs, a reputation constantly enhanced by the provision of high-quality new homes.

A recent study from the Office of National Statistics rated Sutton Coldfield the fourth least-deprived area in England, after equally appealing south-eastern towns Guildford, Woking and St Albans, based on analysis of topics such as health, employment, education and crime.

The town also benefits from Sutton Park, at 2,400 acres one of Europe’s largest urban parks, and a commuter journey of just 20 minutes from its station to the newly regenerated New Street station in the heart of Birmingham (an annual fare currently of £745).

Local amenities are excellent, from everyday essentials such as a great range of shops and services to some excellent schools and colleges, the Good Hope hospital and many sports and leisure facilities, including several golf courses.

However, there are proposals for the town’s first major regeneration since the mid-1990s, and the city council recently purchased the Red Rose shopping area as the first step in upgrading the retail offering of the town, inspired by Solihull and the Grand Central area in Birmingham.

In fact, Birmingham City Council has major ambitions for Sutton Coldfield and is progressing with plans that have released green belt land for the creation of some 6,000 new homes in the town. This is part of a target of over 51,000 for the city as a whole over the next 15 years, though woefully short of the 89,000 identified as necessary to keep up with demand.

New homes for sale in and around Sutton Coldfield

Launched just a couple of weeks ago, Walmley Croft is a brand new development from national housebuilder Taylor Wimpey, located just ten minutes from the centre of Sutton Coldfield in the village of Walmley. Prices are on application for this collection of two-, three- and four-bedroom house types. 

Steeple Lodge ​For older buyers, the specialist developer Churchill Retirement Living is offering a mix of one- and two-bedroom flats at Steeple Lodge from £199,950. Set in leafy Boldmere, these properties have a specification with particular appeal to those at least 55-years-old and they are within reach of many local amenities.

Three- and four-bedroom homes will attract families to Bellway Deer’s Leap, where each home has a garage and off-street parking and prices currently start at £252,995. The development is great for local schools, with a primary only nine minutes’ walk away, a secondary a mile away and two grammar schools within three miles.

Hunters is offering a one-off brand new homes called Redwood Hill in Four Oaks, a five-bedroom detached property with double garage on a private cul-de-sac. The £650,000 property has a professionally designed kitchen with granite worktops and high-quality brand-name appliances, Porcelanosa sanitaryware and tiling to bathroom and en suites and all flooring and landscaping included.

Two agents, Knight Frank/Quantrills, are handling sales for an impressive conversion of a Grade II listed building into 18 residences, with one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments set over the four storeys of Royal Sutton Place. Sutton Coldfield’s station is just a few minutes away on foot, as are Sutton Park and The Mall Shopping Centre.

Just one home, the five-bedroom detached Plot 6, is now for sale at Luttrell Homes’ Myring Drive. Four of the bedrooms are double size, two of those with an en suite, while the open-plan kitchen/family room has a separate utility room. The home also comes with a double garage. Price on application.

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