Village Centres

Chelmund’s Cross Village Centre is the largest of the planned new North Solihull village centres. A total of almost £22m has been invested so far. The £10m Bishop Wilson Primary School was completed and opened to pupils in July 2014. The school also incorporates the new St. Andrew’s Church. There is an Enterprise Centre providing office space for small and new start-up businesses alongside new community facilities. Major road improvements have been carried out on the Chester Road with a new junction and public realm being created. Three Trees Baptist Centre has also undergone major refurbishment.

Work started in January 2015 to build a health centre which will include a GPs, dental practice and pharmacy. This will be open to the public towards Winter 2015.

New retail and office accommodation is also planned to be built next to the Enterprise Centre.

This project has been funded by the European Regional Development Fund.

View Chelmund’s Cross Masterplan
A total of nearly £20m has been invested in the new village centre in Smith’s Wood. Work is now almost complete on this massive project which has resulted in a new high street and public realm at Burton’s Way. There are eight retail outlets, which include a bakery, hairdressers, Quids In, Spar shop & Post Office, community facilities and office accommodation above occupied by Solihull Council. New houses have been built on the site of two demolished tower blocks.

The development has already seen the construction of a brand new primary school, Smith’s Wood Community Primary which opened to pupils in 2009 and also incorporates Smith’s Wood Parish Council and a gym.

A new Stonham Assisted Living scheme has just been completed which will meet the needs of vulnerable people. It is also planned to build a new health centre next to the school.

View Smith’s Wood Masterplan


Current Village Centre News

7th July 2015
Chelmunds Cross plan

Plans For New Shops & Offices at Chelmund’s Cross Village Centre

1st June 2015
Three Trees

Three Trees Centre Refurbishment

The Three Trees Centre in Chelmund’s Cross has recently finished its latest refurbishment work. The refurbishment has given the centre some fantastic new meeting rooms with bright spacious interiors and easy access to the outside of the centre.
7th May 2015
Health Centre at Chelmund's Cross build phase from the front

Chelmund’s Cross Health Centre

Work on the new £3m Chelmund’s Cross Health Centre is well underway. The health centre will be the new location for the existing Chelmund’s Cross GP surgery, alongside a brand new pharmacy and home to the local dentist’s surgery. The dentist’s old building will be demolished to make way for the last element of the village centre which is hoped to be an assisted living/residential scheme.
European Regional Development Fund

European Regional Development Fund

Both of these village centres have been part funded by the European Regional Development Fund.