KWB appointed to market former Shirley Police Station

Birmingham commercial property agents, KWB, have been appointed to market the former Shirley Police Station.

Acting on behalf of the West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner, KWB’s Martin Cook is marketing the freehold of the 8,042 sq ft office building on a 0.43 acre site, as a redevelopment opportunity within Shirley town centre. 

The former Shirley Police Station is situated on the A34 Stratford Road in Shirley, with excellent travel connections to Birmingham city centre and Solihull town centre. Located between Morrison’s supermarket and Dove Tree Court retirement apartments, the former police station is classed as sui-generis use in the planning regulations, so purchasers will require planning permission for any other use.

The area of Shirley, and nearby Solihull, have seen high levels of property development and refurbishment in recent years, and those investments have made excellent returns. As such, Shirley Police Station has a great range of opportunities to offer.

Shirley Police Station Birmingham - KWB

KWB has already seen great success with marketing properties in Shirley on behalf of West Midlands Police, having been previously instructed to sell the adjacent site. The development was aimed at investors and developers and after 10 weeks of marketing, was sold subject to planning for a retirement complex.

Martin Cook, head of lease advisory at KWB, says: “The property is situated within the ‘town centre’ of Shirley and is therefore suitable for a variety of uses including retail, office and residential, subject to planning consent. The building could be retained, but it is most likely to be redeveloped. The site is on the southern fringe of Shirley’s main shopping area, the second largest retail centre within the Borough of Solihull.”

KWB is currently marketing Shirley Police Station and encourages all commercial property developers and investors who are interested in development opportunities in the region, to get in touch. Offers for the property of over £850,000 are being sought.

Further information is available from Martin Cook or Ben Voss-Wood at KWB on 0121 233 2330, or email or