DM & Co. Homes welcomes West Midlands Mayor to launch Wain Homes’ brownfield development at The Green

Wain Homes’ Severn Valley region has welcomed West Midlands Mayor Andy Street to officially launch a brownfield site where Solihull agent DM & Co Homes has been retained to sell a range of 109 new residential properties.

The Mayor paid tribute to Wain Homes for choosing to develop The Green in Shirley on the location of what was the ex-Lucas Industries building, known latterly as the TRW Technical Centre, which is a brownfield site.

Work has already started on the six acre site at The Green which is situated on the main A34 Stratford Road commuter route into Birmingham from the M42, with the show homes and sales office now open.

Andy Street said: “I have been constantly campaigning to ensure that derelict and disused brownfield sites are targeted for development before cherished Green Belt.

“That’s why I am particularly pleased to be able to see for myself what Wain Homes have set out to achieve on a redundant former office site that has been unused for years. I cannot think of a better use for this site in such a good location.

“The Green will provide much needed new homes from apartments for first time buyers to families looking to grow into three and four bedroom homes. There really is something for everybody at The Green.”

Sophie Gwynne, New Homes sales manager at DM & Co. Homes, said they were already taking off-plan reservations on the first tranche of homes that have been released, with lots of excitement surrounding the new development.

“We are proud to have been appointed by Wain Homes to act as their sole selling agents in what is an ever popular area of the Birmingham and Solihull conurbation. The Green is a creative and innovative project to regenerate a brownfield site and create new, energy efficient and sustainable community for the future.”

Carl Haley, managing director of Wain Homes’ Severn Valley region, said: “Through our fantastic houses, Wain Homes will add value to local communities by regenerating historic older areas, such as here in Solihull.

“We are providing a wide range of homes, from those seeking their first time home, to downsize, or looking to move up to one of our three or four bedroom family homes.”

Dominic Murphy, managing director of DM & Co. Homes, said: “Wain Group is one of the UK’s largest private residential developers, aiming to enrich areas to make them better spaces for everyone to live.

“We are proud to have been appointed by Wain Homes to act as their sole selling agents in what is an ever popular area of the Birmingham and Solihull conurbation.

Prices will range from £330,000 for the two bedroom home, £390,000-£465,000 for the 3 bedroom properties and £490,000-£530,000 for the four bedroom executive properties. Prices for the apartments are yet to be confirmed.

Further details are available from or by contacting Sophie Gwynne on or call the Solihull office on 0121 775 0101.

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For further information, please contact:

Dominic Murphy, Managing Director, DM & Co. Homes

T: 01564 777 314 E:

Unit 2, Forest Court Shopping Centre, Dorridge, Solihull, B93 8FG

Editors’ notes:

DM & Co. Homes is a local, independent estate agent covering Solihull, Dorridge, Lapworth, Tanworth-in-Arden and the surrounding areas.

In 2023, DM & Co. Homes was named in the top 5% of UK estate agents after being recognised as “Exceptional” in the annual Best Estate Agent Guide Awards in both the Sales and Lettings categories.

The company has traditional high street offices at The Forest Shopping Centre, Station Road in Dorridge and at The Pavilions, Cranmore Drive in Solihull, along with a recently launched Land and New Homes division that is quickly growing.

It has made a major investment in its head office, based on Cranmore Drive, where its land & new homes, lettings, financial advisors, sales progressors and administration teams are based.

DM & Co. Home’s media team also operates from the Cranmore Drive offices, providing photography, video and content planning that attracts more than 100,000 views a month via YouTube, Facebook and Instagram.

Wain Homes

Wain Homes is part of Wain Group, one of the UK’s leading privately-owned development companies based in Warrington, Cheshire.

There are two principal businesses within the Group:

  • Wain Homes-a volume housebuilder with regional headquarters in Warrington, Bristol and Exeter.
  • Wain Estates – a strategic land company with national coverage based in Warrington.

The Group celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2022, having been founded in 1972 with the incorporation of William Ainscough Developments. For the Financial Year End October 2023, the Group produced a turnover of £306 million, employed more than 300 people and built 1,028 homes.