McCarthy & Stone, a leading commercial property developer of sheltered apartments for retirement living, is acquiring approximately 0.6 acres of land fronting the Stratford Road in Shirley, Solihull. The public consultation is now complete and the planning application is about to be submitted for the existing six semi-detached former police houses with garages to be redeveloped into 33 new retirement apartments.
Martin Cook of KWB Property Management said: “As part of our commercial property consultancy services, we valued and appraised this site for our client and marketed it specifically for retail or residential development. Being located highly prominently on the Stratford Road in Shirley, a main arterial road between Birmingham and Solihull, this redevelopment opportunity attracted considerable interest. Its close proximity to the extensive local retail and leisure amenities within the established Shirley shopping area make it an ideal location for sheltered housing and retirement living.”