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Birmingham is a vibrant city with a booming heartbeat. Situated in the centre of the UK, this location is a stunning mix of the old and new, with intricate, grade-listed buildings sitting side-by-side with cutting-edge architecture of today. As a city that’s immensely proud of its roots, you’ll feel right at home when purchasing a new build here in this economic powerhouse. 

Birmingham’s residents are proud to live there - and rightly so. This is a glorious city that’s full of history, activities and opportunities. It has all the benefits you’d expect in larger cities - but with the prices of a smaller one.  With plenty of schools and five major universities, a strong transport network and quiet green parks nestled throughout. 

Buying a new build here means experiencing life in one of the UK’s greatest cities. See our selection of housing developments below

Living in Birmingham

Transport: you'll be well connected

Residents of Birmingham have some of the best transport links in Britain, with a wide variety of different options available. Trains, trams, buses and airports are all in plentiful supply, ensuring that you are well connected when it comes to travelling to, from and around Birmingham.

Home to the UK’s best-known motorway junction - commonly known as ‘Spaghetti Junction’ - Birmingham is served by a number of different motorways, including the M6, M5, and the M42, as well as allowing quick access to the M1, making it easy for clients to reach you, or vice versa. The city’s roads, train connections, trams and canals make it a major transport hub in the UK, used by millions of people every day.


Residents of Birmingham have a choice of three mainline overground train stations. The area's main railway station, Birmingham New Street, is the busiest in the United Kingdom outside London, and is used by over 40.1 million people annually.

The second station, Birmingham Snow Hill station, is another major railway station in the city centre. The station serves as the terminus for the Midland Metro which operates between the station and Wolverhampton, also serving the nearby towns of Bilston, Wednesbury and West Bromwich.

The third city centre station, Birmingham Moor Street, became the city's third main line station in September 2011, and provides passengers with express trains to London Marylebone.


Another method of transport for people who live in Birmingham is the tram. Birmingham’s ‘Midland Metro’ has routes between Birmingham and Wolverhampton and carries about five million passengers each year.

The current tramline infrastructure allows passengers to travel from Birmingham Snow Hill mainline train station in Birmingham city centre, to Wolverhampton St George’s in Wolverhampton City Centre.


Birmingham also has a large number of bus routes, almost all of which are operated by National Express West Midlands. The number 11 outer circle route is one of the longest urban bus routes in Europe, being 26 miles (42 km) long with 272 bus stops.


Birmingham Airport is a great option for overseas flights. The airport code is BHX and the distance from central Birmingham is just 6 miles.