Longbridge Retirement Village

Longbridge Village, 2 Austin Way, Longbridge, B31 2FZ (For sat navs, you may need to use B45 8TD.)

Manager: Chris Hill Phone: 0121 272 4000

Coronavirus restrictions

Longbridge Village is currently adhering to local restrictions. There are currently no visits to or between apartments in these locations, and no non-essential visitors allowed to enter the village. Residents can spend time with their support bubble within the communal area of the village only and must adhere to social distancing measures.

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

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Our facilities

The village offers 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 are on offer per week including choir singing, IT, wheelchair aerobics and gardening.

The local area

The £48 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 0121 272 4000.

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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.

ExtraCare is a charity. Our principal aim is to ensure that we can offer our residents a truly rewarding lifestyle at a cost that is affordable and fair to all.

A guide to our charges is set out here. These charges may vary between different ExtraCare Schemes and Villages.

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.

You're safe with us

As we all start to safely emerge from lockdown, we would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to all who have supported our villages and residents over the last few months. And say thank you to the NHS and all key workers across the UK too as well as sending our thoughts to all communities where loved ones have been lost.

This video features our CEO, Mick Laverty, alongside some of our residents, to explain how the last few months have been and how we have so far achieved our mission to protect our community and create a safe haven for all.

Tell us how we're doing

Download a copy of our Tell Us Your Concern Form to raise any concerns you may have or use our We're Listening Form to rate your experience and provide us with your comments. We review this feedback regularly to improve services.

What do people say?

Lifelong friends Lynne and Val talk about their move to the village: watch on YouTube!

Bernard and Betty talk about leaving their family home: watch on YouTube!

David and Sonia talk about the new adventure of moving to the village: watch on YouTube!

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?

To enquire about living at Longbridge Retirement Village, please phone 0121 272 4000 or email longbridge@extracare.org.uk. For sales enquiries, please contact Elaine.Morris@extracare.org.uk.