Planning secured on an 80-bed care home development at Blythe Valley Park

Octopus Real Estate has formally secured planning permission for a major care home development at IM Properties Blythe Valley Park, Solihull. The planning consent, granted by Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council, will see the 1.4 acre site transformed into a stunning 80-bed care home including extensive landscaping.

The new care home, to be built on land purchased from IM Properties, is part of Blythe Valley Park an established 2 million square feet mixed use development, strategically located in the heart of the UK, surrounded by stunning parkland and leisure facilities. Blythe Valley Park is home to world class occupiers and amenities and surrounded by 122 acres of beautiful parkland and is being transformed into a truly mixed used destination with up to 750 homes currently being delivered on site.

Richard Knight, technical director at IM Land, the strategic land arm of IM Properties, responsible for coordinating and working to deliver the residential element at BVP said:

“This is another exciting step for our placemaking strategy at Blythe Valley Park. The investment across BVP reflects IMP’s confidence in its strategic vision to create the first genuinely mixed-use, sustainable new community in the Midlands and a lasting legacy for future generations.

Ashley Heath, Octopus Real Estate development team, said: “Having worked closely with IM Properties and the local planning authority we are delighted to receive approval for the 80 bed care home. The high quality design is centrally located in Blythe Valley Park and sits alongside the new residential developments being constructed by Bloor and Crest Homes. The site also benefits from being opposite the proposed new neighbourhood centre and has extensive landscaping and facilities.Its proximity to the amenities of Solihull, in conjunction to the expanding facilities at Blythe Valley Park, will create the ideal environment for a care home ensuring comfortable surroundings for both residents and their families.

“The complete delivery of this development will require specialist knowledge at each stage of the project. Having already successfully sourced the land and secured planning permission we look forward to supporting the construction process and sharing further development milestones with the local community.”