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In the beautiful borough of Solihull, Shirley is one of the leafier Birmingham suburbs, located in the south of the city. Bordering Warwickshire countryside, with easy access to parks and golf courses to the south, with Birmingham’s vibrant city centre to the north, your new home in Shirley is ideally located to enjoy both town and country life.

Excellent schools, delicious world-cuisine eateries, entertainments and more awaits close to your new build home in Shirley. As you would expect from England’s “second city”, the road and rail network is second to none with the M42/M6/M40 all allowing easy access to Birmingham city centre, the airport and an easy drive to London. A new property is Shirley really does have it all.

Living in Shirley

Shopping straight from the door

When you choose a new build in Shirley, you have all your day-to-day needs catered for with a high street buzzing with independent retailers and businesses as well as every supermarket you could think of! The local Parkgate Shopping Centre is packed with retailers, eateries, Shirley Library and The Gym - all under one roof. If you enjoy your fitness, your new home in Shirley also has a choice of Tudor Grange Leisure Centre, the Bannantyne Health Club & Spa and Village Gym Solihull too!

Schools close to home

As a beautiful suburb, geared up for families, your new home in Shirley has an excellent selection of nurseries, primary schools and a local secondary school, Light Hall School. If you're looking for an independent, Kingswood School is a mixed, through school with an excellent reputation. Nearby Solihull has three independent schools including Solihull School, Eversfield Prep School and Ruckleigh School.

Entertainments close by your new home

Birmingham is awash with entertainments. Enjoy city museum events, indoor soft play centres or outdoor parks and adventure centres, ideal for families looking for a great day out. The Thinktank Birmingham Science Museum has over 200 interactive displays over four floors for everyone to get stuck in! The Bear Grylls Adventure will challenge the whole family or you can head out of town on the M40 to visit Kenilworth and Warwick Castles, Royal Leamington Spa or catch a show in Stratford-upon-Avon.

Your new build, perfectly connected

Choosing a new home in Shirley gives you excellent access to Birmingham's road network. Just a short drive takes you to the M42, which girdles Birmingham to the south and east, connecting with the M5, the M40 and M6. Your new home is close to Worcester (32 miles), Coventry (16 miles) and Birmingham City Centre (9 miles) as well as the NEC (7 miles) and Birmingham Airport (6 miles).

Shirley Railway Station is on the North Warwickshire Line, with services operated by West Midlands Trains. There are 37 trains operating daily from Shirley Railway Station to Birmingham Moor Street, each taking less than 20 minutes. There are direct trains to London Marylebone from Solihull, taking about an hour and a half. The National Express West Midlands No 6 bus operates between Solihull and the centre of Birmingham stopping in Shirley.

Properties for sale in Shirley 

Persimmon Homes has a number of new houses available in Shirley, Birmingham and new builds in the West Midlands, including new homes in Dudley and Rednal. To find out more about our available properties in your area, see our list of Persimmon developments below…