Feb 07, 2023 by HM

House prices in Sutton Coldfield (B72 1)

This article reveals price per square metre data and various charts to help you understand current housing market in Sutton Coldfield (B72 1).

Price per square metre

Knowing the average house price in Sutton Coldfield is not much use. However, knowing average price per square metre can be quite useful. Price per sqm allows some comparison between properties of different size. We define price per square metre as the sold price divided by the internal area of a property:

£ per sqm = price ÷ internal area
E.g. 2, Greenhill Road, Sutton Coldfield, sold for £825,000 on Aug-2023. Given the internal area of 200 square metres, the price per sqm is £4,125.

England & Wales have been officially metric for many decades. However house price per square foot is sometimes prefered by those of sufficiently advanced age. They may want to convert metres on this page to square feet.

The chart below is called a histogram, it helps you see the distribution of this house price per sqm data. To make this chart we put the sales data into a series of £ per sqm 'buckets' (e.g. £3,800-£4,000, £4,000-£4,200, £4,200-£4,400 etc...) we then count the number of sales with within in each bucket and plot the results. The chart is based on 246 sales in Sutton Coldfield (B72 1) that took place in the last two years.

Distribution of £ per sqm for Sutton Coldfield (B72 1)
Distribution of £ per sqm house prices in Sutton Coldfield

You can see the spread of prices above. This is because although internal area is a key factor in determining valuation, it is not the only factor. Many factors other than size affect desirability; these factors could be condition, aspect, garden size, negotiating power of the vendor etc.

That said, the spread of prices will give you a feel of the typical range to expect in Sutton Coldfield (B72 1). Of the 246 transactions, half were sold for between £2,960 and £3,960 per square metre. Notably, only 25% of properties that sold recently were valued at more than £3,960m2. For anything to be valued more than this means it has to be more desireable than the clear majority of homes.

For the average, we calculate the 'median' or middle price. The median price per square metre in 'B72 1' is £3,480. The table below shows how 'B72 1' compares to neighbouring postcode sectors.

Postcode sector Lower quartile Middle quartile Upper quartile
B72 1 Sutton Coldfield £2,960m2 £3,480m2 £3,960m2

Will Sutton Coldfield house prices drop in 2024?

I cannot tell the future and don't believe anyone who says they can. I can however plot price trends - I have done this in the scatter plot below for B72 1 (Sutton Coldfield). From this one could infer a range of reasonable possible future price falls or rises. In the chart below, the red dashed line is the house price trend for B72 1 and the blue dots are the individual property sales that inform this trend.

Price per square metre in Sutton Coldfield (B72 1) over time
House price trends for Sutton Coldfield

Hover on any blue dot to see details of specific sales

Disclaimer: The data provided throughout this website about Sutton Coldfield and any other area, is not financial advice. Any information provided does not and cannot ever take in to account the particular financial situation, objectives or property needs of either you or anyone reading this information. Furthermore, I cannot guarantee the accuracy of any data shown. This information is based on sold prices and internal area data provided by Land Registry and other third parties - I do not verify the accuracy of the Sutton Coldfield data or any other data I am given.

Price map for Sutton Coldfield

I've just finished coding the map I link to below. I find it useful and I am sure it will help you in exploring Sutton Coldfield. You can zoom in all the way to individual properties and then all the way back out to see the whole country. The colours show the current estimated property values. I will explain more about the methodology and create a key next week.

Property price heatmap for Sutton Coldfield
House price heatmap for Sutton Coldfield

Street level data

Street Avg size Avg £/m2 Recent sales
Coles Lane, Sutton Coldfield, B72 1N 78m2 £3,340 47
Maney Hill Road, Sutton Coldfield, B72 1J 122m2 £3,223 33
Birmingham Road, Sutton Coldfield, B72 1L 93m2 £3,026 26
Birmingham Road, Sutton Coldfield, B72 1D 100m2 £2,816 19
Holifast Road, Sutton Coldfield, B72 1A 113m2 £4,040 18
Penns Lane, Sutton Coldfield, B72 1B 107m2 £3,478 18
Welwyndale Road, Sutton Coldfield, B72 1A 94m2 £3,415 17
Brooks Road, Sutton Coldfield, B72 1H 148m2 £3,160 17

Search for your street here.

New build activity

Street Avg size Avg £/m2 New build sales
Parade, Sutton Coldfield, B72 1Q 54m2 £4,299 54

Parade, Sutton Coldfield, B72 1Q has seen 54 new build sales in the last 4 years (average price £226,639). These new build homes typically have an internal area of 54 m2, with an average price of £4,299 m2. This £sqm average is £819 above the average for B72 1. New builds typically command a £ per sqm premium so this is normal.

Raw data

Our analysis of Sutton Coldfield is derived from what is essentially a big table of sold prices from Land Registry with added property size information. Below are three rows from this table to give you an idea.

Address Paid m2 £/m2
2, Greenhill Rd, Sutton Coldfield £825,000
200 4,125
1, Holifast Rd, Sutton Coldfield £280,000
82 3,414
Apartment 3 Osborne House, 147, Birmingham Rd, Sutton Coldfield £235,000
75 3,133

See the entire list of all sales in Sutton Coldfield (B72 1) here.


HouseMetric is a hobby, created out of a desire to see data and analysis not present on any free to use website. It is still a work in progress and I'll add more stuff in the near future.