Longbridge Retirement Village - register your interest!

Show apartments at the Village are now open - why not drop in and see us, from 10am-4pm, Monday to Friday? We're at Longbridge Village, Austin Avenue, Longbridge, B45 8TD.

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Set on five acres fronting Lickey Road on the edge of Longbridge Town Centre, the Village will provide 260 one and two bed apartments, carefully designed to encourage and support an independent and enriching lifestyle. The Village opens in 2017.

If you are interested in living in the Longbridge Retirement Village, please register your interest by filling in the form or phoning 0300 303 2333.

Take a first look at the Village on YouTube, or talk to other people interested in moving on the Village's Facebook page!

Our facilities

The Village will offer a range of communal facilities including a village hall, bar and bistro, gym, IT suite, hair and beauty salon and shop that can be accessed by residents, their families and Longbridge residents.

Up to 50 activities will be on offer per week including choir singing, IT, wheelchair aerobics and gardening.

The local area

The £35 million retirement village is part of St. Modwen’s £1 billion Longbridge regeneration scheme. Nearly 400 homes have been built, and the town centre features retailers including Sainsbury’s, Costa Coffee, Premier Inn, Beefeater and a landmark Marks & Spencer store.

If you are interested in living in the Longbridge Retirement Village, please register your interest by phoning 0300 303 2333.

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Frequently asked questions

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Our priority is to support residents 55 and over who are living in Birmingham City. We will also consider applications from outside the city if you have a strong local connection; for example you were originally born in Birmingham or you need support from a family member who lives in the city.

There is no upper age limit. We also welcome applications from people needing a significant level of care.

260 homes are available as follows:

208 are for sale - a mix of shared and outright ownership. (Shared ownership is where you purchase a portion of your home – for example, 75% – and then pay a rental fee for the un-purchased portion).

52 homes are available for rent.

Purchase and shared ownership homes are offered on a 120 year leasehold basis.

Yes, we can arrange a tour of one of our existing Villages. We’re sure you appreciate that our existing Villages are the homes of our residents and we ask you not to visit another Village unless you are on an arranged tour.

Our villages usually develop waiting lists fairly quickly – if you think you would like to move to Longbridge Village, please talk to the Sales Team sooner rather than later. Some of our older villages have a waiting list that is potentially ten years long.

Contact the Sales Team on 0300 303 2333.

It’s extremely unlikely; we consider an applicant’s financial circumstances when making property offers. You will be encouraged to make an application for a sales property if you have £80,000 or more in assets (house, savings, etc). We don’t currently offer apartments for private rent.

The profile of Village residents needs to represent:

  • A range of different age groups
  • A reasonable balance of singles, couples, men and women
  • People who are fit and fully mobile
  • People who need mobility support and require care (up to a third of the community will be in receipt of an assessed care package)
  • We also need to ensure that a proportion of homes are available for purchase, shared ownership and rent
  • We consider a person’s affordability

In consideration of all these issues, final selections will be made by The ExtraCare Charitable Trust and Birmingham City Council.

What do people say?

Marie: “Mum has worked all her life. I have taken a bit of her independence. I do everything in the house. Mum needs support getting washed and dressed. I think living in the Village would mean that she would be more independent." Read more!

Terry: “As you get older, you don’t want to be bothered with everything associated with maintaining a property.” Read more!

Annie: “You’ve got company if you want it. You’ve got activities if you want them and you have also got privacy. It is the right time to start looking ahead.” Read more!

Come and meet us!

Please join us at our regular Friends Meetings where you can find out more about Longbridge Village and meet other people who are interested in moving to the Village.

Venue: Bournville College, 1 Longbridge Lane, Birmingham, B31 2AJ
Date: Wednesday 26th October at 1pm

We ask for a £2 contribution per person to go towards the cost of room hire and refreshments.

We look forward to meeting you!

Any furniture displayed in images on this website is for guideline purposes only and will not be included in the apartments.

Would you like to contact us?

If you are interested in living in the Longbridge Retirement Village, please register your interest by phoning 0300 303 2333.

We will be in touch with further Village News and can explain the application process to you.