Before & After Pictures

The wards of Chelmsley Wood, Smith's Wood and parts of Kingshurst were originally developed to a largely Radburn layout. Vehicles and pedestrians were segregated in a 'back-to-front' layout with housing reversing onto streets and front doors opening onto semiprivate and public spaces. Whilst housing densities were high, a uniform system of development evolved lacking in character, identity and diversity. The challenge facing Solihull Council and its partners was to reverse this decline and to secure sustainable change and benefits for North Solihull.

Some before and after shots of housing developments in North Solihull

Fillingham Close and Longley Walk, Chelmsley Wood

Fillingham Close pre-development

Fillingham Close pre-development

Fillingham Close post-development

Fillingham Close post-development

Heather Close, Smith's Wood

Heather Close pre-development

Heather Close post-development

Demolition of Nuffield & Worcester high rise blocks, 2010

Replaced by Centric Mews

Dunton Road, Kingshurst

Dunton Road pre-development

Dunton Road post-development

Site of the old 'The Local' public house, Smith's Wood

The Local public house pre-development

Old housing next to The Local

'Henley Grange' The Local site post-development

Woodpecker Grove, Smith's Wood

Old bungalows in Woodpecker Grove, Smith's Wood

Woodpecker Grove post-development showing newly re-clad Clare & Pembroke high rise