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Connaught Close, Stratford Road, Shirley, West Midlands, B90 4GZ View on map
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Now selling off-plan. Get the pick of the properties and early bird offers! Wheatley Place Retirement Living PLUS apartments now available to reserve off-plan. Our on-site show suite is now available to view including show apartments, bistro, homeowners lounge, arts & crafts room and wellness suite, call 0800 201 4811 to book your visit.

In the heart of sought-after Shirley, Solihull, this stunning new Retirement Living PLUS development comprises of 66 one and two bedroom retirement apartments for sale - or for rent – exclusive to the over 70s, alongside some outstanding communal facilities, including a wonderful roof terrace, games room, exercise studio and wellness suite/spa. Wheatley Place is located just a mile from Shirley’s thriving high street areas in a quiet residential neighbourhood. You’ll find post office, doctor's surgery, banks and building societies, as well as a host of shops, restaurants and pubs nearby, plus excellent transport links to central Birmingham and beyond.

Discover Retirement Living with a big PLUS

In these delightfully hassle-free and high-spec Retirement Living PLUS apartments, we’ll help you take care of the little things – as well as the bigger chores - so you can focus on doing what you love. You’d find all the benefits of a Retirement Living development but with thoughtful extra services that are there for you now, and in the future. This includes a friendly Manager onsite at all times and a chef run bistro, for when you don’t feel like cooking – or just fancy a barista-style coffee with a friend. There’s also an exercise studio for fitness classes, a games room for clubs, crafts and activities and a Wellness Suite/Spa for everything from beauty treatments and hairdressing to therapeutic massage. An hour’s domestic support every week is included – more if you want it, plus the option of tailored personal care on tap should you need it. Pets are welcome too! 

Low maintenance and sociable

This Retirement Living development in Solihull is designed to encourage community feeling to flourish, while also allowing you to enjoy the complete privacy of your own spacious retirement apartment. You’ll find stylish communal spaces, including a luxurious lounge with free Wi-Fi, games room, exercise studio, bar and private dining room and a large, landscaped garden and roof terrace - ideal for meeting your friends, neighbours and family for a drink and a chat. There will also be a hotel-style guest suite as a convenient alternative when people come to stay. The communal facilities will become social hubs – a hive of informal gatherings and regular clubs, events and meet-ups to suit all sorts of interests. You’ll find things like film nights, pie and mash lunches, knitting clubs, cocktail evenings, music, yoga, birthday parties and even the odd fiesta.

Safe and secure

All our new retirement apartments are designed with intelligent ergonomics and Modern Methods of Construction to ensure they are a joy to live in. As well as being well-insulated, warm and energy-efficient, they have the latest safety and security features built in. You’ll benefit from a 24-hour emergency call system, fire detection and door camera entry, so you can see who it is before answering the door, as well as the reassurance of a manager onsite at all times.

Development Highlights

  • Sought-after Solihull suburb location of Shirley with excellent local amenities
  • Roof terrace and landscaped gardens for evening cocktails and lazy afternoons with friends
  • On-site chef-run bistro with ever changing seasonal menus plus barista coffee and cake
  • Communal lounge, bar and private dining room for parties, anniversaries, events and socialising
  • Wellness suite/spa offering a regular barber, hairdresser, manicurist, beautician and massage
  • Manager onsite 24/7, plus tailored domestic support and personal care on tap should you need it
  • Exercise Studio with regular classes, for example, ballroom dancing, Tai Chi, yoga, ballet, circuits
  • Games room for art and craft activities and clubs like photography, still life, needlework etc

Key Features

  • Camera entry system
  • 24/7 call system
  • Estates Manager
  • Guest suite
  • Communal lounge
  • Car parking
  • Landscaped gardens
  • 24 hour staffing
  • Pets allowed

Retirement Living at Wheatley Place

Wheatley Place exterior

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Interactive Site Plan

Our interactive site plan allows you to explore this retirement development. Click the tabs to view each floor, with G being the Ground Floor. You’ll see that one-bedroom retirement homes are shown in yellow and two-bedroom apartments are shown in purple. Any retirement property shown in red is already reserved, sold or rented out. When you click on an available property, you’ll be given information about the sale and/or rental prices (all rental prices include service charges and ground rent). You can then click on ‘view property’ to find out more.

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Occupancy options

Found a property that takes your fancy? Find out more about the practical details including information on tenure type, service charge and FAQS.

The properties at this development are leasehold properties with a term of 999 years from and including 31/08/2022

You can buy properties on this development. If you’d like to own your retirement property, we can help make the move as stress-free as possible, including support with packing and removals. If you have a home to sell, we can even act as a cash buyer, so you’ll avoid chains and estate agent fees.
Wheatley Place exterior

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Upcoming events

Come and Visit Us

  • 31 May to 4 Jun
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    11:00 - 16:00

    Platinum Jubilee Open Week

    Take a tour of our stunning new show suite at Wheatley Place including our beautifully designed communal spaces.

    Light refreshments will be available each day.

  • 10 May to 1 Jun
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    11:00 - 12:00

    Weekly Coffee Morning Wednesdays

    Visit our brand new development Wheatley Place and meet potential future neighbours. Enjoy some coffee and cake in the stunning homeowners lounge and take the opportunity to tour the show suite including show apartments, bistro and wellness suite.

  • 10 May to 1 Jun
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    11:00 - 15:00

    Weekly Open House Saturdays

    Join us for a relaxed tour of our brand new development and discover what Wheatley Place has on offer. You can enjoy light refreshments in our communal spaces and take a tour of our stunning new show suite.


Offers Too Good To Miss

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    Save £5,000 on a stunning new property

    Reserve a property off-plan at this development by 20th June 2022 and save £5,000 on the purchase price*.

    This offer is only available for a limited time. To avoid missing out, please call 0800 201 4811 today to find out more.

    *Terms and conditions and participating developments apply.

  • Smooth Move

    Smooth Move

    Nobody expects moving home to be easy, but we’re here to help you every step of the way; from the moment you make a reservation, through to the day you move in. Our Smooth Move service ensures everything goes like clockwork, which includes helping with the cost*.

    To find our more please call 0800 201 4811.

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"There's always plenty of people about even if you're just going shopping."


Things to do in Shirley

With a wealth of amenities nearby, a local neighbourhood feel and the hustle and bustle of Birmingham within easy reach, Shirley offers both calm and convenience. A short bus ride away you'll find a small shopping centre that has all of your day-to-day needs covered, and within half a mile there's a large supermarket and a retail park. The retirement development has onsite parking, plus great transport links, with both Solihull and Widney Manor train stations less than 3 miles away.

You'll find various green spaces within easy reach of the development site. At the nearby Hillfield Park, take a stroll around the lake and explore the various walking trails. And you only have to travel a little further to reach Brueton Park, which borders the River Blythe and is home to a charming cafe and nature centre.

Shirley boasts a wealth of local golf clubs. Within a five-mile radius you'll at least five different clubs, all accepting both visitors and new members. With a floodlit driving range and tuition, Widney Manor Golf Club is a great place for beginners. Copt Heath Golf Club is a joy to play with its renowned deep bunkers and subtle greens and Robin Hood Golf Club now boasts some of the most challenging holes in the Midlands. Hollywood Golf Club has a history stretching back over 100 years and Fulford Heath Golf Club was designed by James Braid, the five times Open winner. Or for something a little different, why not head to the National Motorcycle Museum? It’s the largest motorcycle museum in the world.

Shirley Facts:
7 miles
to Birmingham City Centre
Wheatley Place
Connaught Close, Stratford Road, Shirley, West Midlands, B90 4GZ
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  • Conveniently situated close to these local amenities:
  • Marks & Spencer 1.4 miles
  • Sainsburys 1.3 miles

The development is conveniently located close to the Stratford Road, making it well situated for all of your local shopping needs. Plus, the Parkgate Shopping Centre is just 2 miles away.

You will also find three parks within 3 miles. They’re the perfect spot to enjoy the walking trails, ornamental gardens and lakes.

Transport links are good to Solihull and further afield. The train station is just over 2 miles away but you will also find many bus stops located along the Stratford Road.


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Our people

The Team at Wheatley Place

Shameen Ravell
Sales Consultant
I am looking forward to assisting you with your journey to make your dream home a reality. How exciting to have something to look forward to, to make new friends and meet new neighbors who share similar interests, think of it as a whole new adventure. "A Great Place To Live For The Life You Want To Live" I look forward to welcoming you soon.

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