Village Centres

Chelmund’s Cross Village Centre, which has been developed over 4 years, is the largest of the new North Solihull village centres. It was completed in November 2017 at a total cost of almost £30m.
The £10m Bishop Wilson Primary School opened to pupils in September 2013. The school also incorporates St. Andrew’s Church.
The Enterprise Centre provides office space for small and new start-up businesses alongside new community facilities.
The health centre, which opened to the public in November 2015, includes a GPs practice, a dental practice and a pharmacy.
New retail, which includes a Co-operative store and 2 further units was completed in the summer of 2017. A lease has been signed for a new community-run fish and chip shop in one of the units.
A specialist care home opened to residents in November 2017.
Major road improvements have been carried out on the Chester Road with a new junction and public realm being created .
Three Trees Baptist Church has also undergone a major refurbishment and now includes up to date community facilities and a lovely cafe.

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

View Chelmund’s Cross Masterplan View Chelmund’s Cross Village Centre Progress Slides
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, a fish & chip shop, 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 also includes a new primary school, Smith’s Wood Community Primary which opened to pupils in 2009 and incorporates Smith’s Wood Parish Council and a gym.

A new Stonham Assisted Living scheme was opened in 2015 which meets the needs of vulnerable people.

A brand new health centre is currently under construction next to the school and is due to open in 2019.

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

View Smith’s Wood Masterplan View Smith’s Wood Village Centre Progress Slides

 

Current Village Centre News

8th December 2016
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Retail Units to Let at Chelmund’s Cross Village Centre

Located at the junction of Chester Road and Craig Croft: retail units to let with consent for A1-A5 uses
7th November 2016
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Public Consultation Event, Smith’s Wood Medical Centre

We are pleased to invite local residents to a drop-in public engagement event where proposals for a new medical centre to accommodate Green Lane Surgery and Arran Medical Centre will be presented.
3rd November 2016
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Progress at New Retail & Office Development, Chelmund’s Cross

Work is progressing well on the development of a new food store and office space at Chelmund's Cross.
31st May 2016
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Assisted Living Scheme opens in Smith’s Wood Village Centre

A supported living scheme for people with mental health conditions was officially opened in Smith’s Wood recently
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European Regional Development Fund

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