Explore new-builds and neighbourhoods in Birmingham

When people think about moving to the UK, London is the city that usually springs to mind.

But if you want the thrills of living in London, without the accompanying price tag, Birmingham should be at the top of your list. More than just the birthplace of Peaky Blinders, Birmingham is a place where cultural sights, natural wonders, and the joys of city life come together as one.

With a new-build home in Birmingham, you can enjoy a thriving social life without being weighed down by the cost of your home. For more on what to expect, check out our guide to life in Birmingham:

Why a new-build home in Birmingham makes financial sense:

  • The average cost of renting a two bedroom flat in Birmingham is £787, while the monthly cost of part-owning this two bedroom home using Shared Ownership is approximately £1,123.
  • On average, a detached house in Birmingham in the year ending June 2022 was worth £484,679. With Shared Ownership, you can buy this three bedroom house in Birmingham with a full market value of £325,000 (£113,750 for a 35% share) – 39% less than the average market price!
  • The average flat price in Birmingham in the year ending June 2022 was £158,886, compared to the £114,240 price tag attached to this one bedroom flat using the First Homes scheme.
  • There’s also plenty of choice in Birmingham, with flats comprising 95% of all new-build properties sold in 2021-2022, enabling more people to live in high-spec properties in a central location.
  • Living in Birmingham is also a more affordable option compared to other UK cities, with grocery and dining prices at 20% and 35% lower than the cost of living in London, respectively.
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Why live in Birmingham?


Owning an affordable home in Birmingham means you’ll have plenty of extra cash to do the things you love. And if you’re looking for something to keep you entertained in your spare time, you’ve picked the right place. The city is home to a great selection of entertainment venues, with the NEC and Arena Birmingham offering gigs from big artists, shows and sports events. Elsewhere, you can catch stunning theatre productions at the Hippodrome, or enjoy Birmingham’s lively nightlife scene.

Art and culture

If art and culture is more your scene, Birmingham has plenty of galleries and cultural attractions to explore. At the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, you can delve into a collection of artworks going back centuries, while the Black Country Living Museum gives you an opportunity to go back in time and learn about Birmingham’s industrial history. Head to Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter for hidden boutiques and specialist workshops, or leaf through the contemporary art on display at The Barber Institute of Fine Arts.

Excellent travel links

Once you’ve discovered the wonders of life in Birmingham, you’ll scarcely want to leave. But should you wish to get away for a quick holiday or a visit to London, Birmingham is about as well-connected as it gets. As well as boasting plenty of travel links to get you around the city with ease, there’s also a big international airport and trains that can take you to any corner of the United Kingdom.

A cosy community vibe

Birmingham isn’t just a place to find a reasonably-priced home. It’s also a place to be part of your community for years to come. Alongside a diverse and welcoming multicultural community, Birmingham has a selection of great primary and secondary schools, and plenty of tranquil rural areas. This means you’ll get the option to enjoy a slower, more relaxed pace of life away from the big city.

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The best new-build homes in Birmingham:

Nye House

If you want to live right at the heart of bustling Birmingham, Southern Housing’s stunning resale home at Nye House more than fits the bill. Whether you work in the city or want to be entertained, this home is positioned to give you the best of Birmingham life, with great transport links and a thriving commercial location.

When you’re not out exploring the local haunts of Birmingham, you can enjoy a day of comfort in your spacious apartment. With two generously sized bedrooms and cosy interiors, you’ll feel at home here in no time. Best of all, the homes are available using Shared Ownership, giving you an affordable route onto the property ladder.

Lucas Place

Want a home that you can really take pride in? Legal & General Affordable Homes’ stylish collection of three bedroom homes at Lucas Place are glorious to behold. Look forward to plenty of natural light, laidback decor, and a private garden that is perfect for both your family and your guests!

Living at Lucas Place means having everything you need at your fingertips. This means being minutes away from great schools, transport links, and a selection of delightful restaurants. Become part of the community at Acocks Green in Birmingham, and you’ll never want to leave.

Perry Barr

Birmingham is a great place to live if you want a life of activity, with the option to slow things down now and then. Case in point: the one bedroom homes at Perry Barr Residential, a stunning development located right at the heart of Birmingham. A short walk away from the city centre, Perry Barr is a perfect spot to be entertained at a moment’s notice or head to your job in the city.

With an apartment at Perry Barr Residential, available through Connells, there’s no limit to what you can get up to. You can take a short walk to a world-class athletics stadium, visit a green space like Perry Park or Perry Hall Park, or indulge in some retail therapy at Perry Barr’s One Stop Shopping Centre. Available under the First Homes scheme, you can purchase your home at 30% less than the market price!

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On the lookout for an affordable home in Birmingham? At Share to Buy, you can have a browse of some of the best new-build homes in this special city, using affordable schemes like Shared Ownership and the First Homes scheme. Simply head to our property portal to find the best home for your needs!

Information, pricing and links are correct as of 07/09/2023.