Feb 07, 2023 by HM

House prices in Solihull (B91 3)

This article reveals price per square metre data and various charts to help you understand current housing market in Solihull (B91 3).

Price per square metre

Knowing the average house price in Solihull 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. 27, Church Hill Close, Solihull, sold for £475,000 on Sep-2023. Given the internal area of 120 square metres, the price per sqm is £3,958.

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. £4,250-£4,500, £4,500-£4,750, £4,750-£5,000 etc...) we then count the number of sales with within in each bucket and plot the results. The chart is based on 265 sales in Solihull (B91 3) that took place in the last two years.

Distribution of £ per sqm for Solihull (B91 3)
Distribution of £ per sqm house prices in Solihull

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 Solihull (B91 3). Of the 265 transactions, half were sold for between £3,660 and £5,450 per square metre. Notably, only 25% of properties that sold recently were valued at more than £5,450m2. 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 'B91 3' is £4,730. The table below shows how 'B91 3' compares to neighbouring postcode sectors.

Postcode sector Lower quartile Middle quartile Upper quartile
B91 3 Solihull £3,660m2 £4,730m2 £5,450m2
B91 1 Solihull £3,660m2 £4,320m2 £4,970m2
B91 2 Solihull £2,900m2 £3,680m2 £4,400m2

Will Solihull 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 B91 3 (Solihull). 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 B91 3 and the blue dots are the individual property sales that inform this trend.

Price per square metre in Solihull (B91 3) over time
House price trends for Solihull

Hover on any blue dot to see details of specific sales

Disclaimer: The data provided throughout this website about Solihull 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 Solihull data or any other data I am given.

Price map for Solihull

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 Solihull. 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 Solihull
House price heatmap for Solihull

Street level data

Street Avg size Avg £/m2 Recent sales
Riverside Drive, Solihull, B91 3H 108m2 £3,302 19
Alderwood Place, Solihull, B91 3H 80m2 £2,936 17
Widney Lane, Solihull, B91 3L 140m2 £4,007 16
Shelsley Way, Solihull, B91 3U 75m2 £5,009 16
Chancel Court, Solihull, B91 3D 77m2 £3,392 15
Widney Manor Road, Solihull, B91 3J 169m2 £4,832 13
Deerhurst Court, Solihull, B91 3B 73m2 £2,621 12
Clifton Crescent, Solihull, B91 3L 126m2 £3,921 12

Search for your street here.

New build activity

Street Avg size Avg £/m2 New build sales
Union Road, Solihull, B91 3E 56m2 £3,329 36
Homer Road, Solihull, B91 3Q 56m2 £4,877 22

Union Road, Solihull, B91 3E has seen 36 new build sales in the last 4 years (average price £180,330). These new build homes typically have an internal area of 56 m2, with an average price of £3,329 m2. This £sqm average is £-1401 below the average for B91 3. New builds typically command a £ per sqm premium. In the case of Union Road the premium seems not to exist. Without more info we can only speculate why this may be. Perhaps it may be greater density and smaller gardens, but this is just a guess.

Raw data

Our analysis of Solihull 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
27, Church Hill Close, Solihull £475,000
120 3,958
28, Chipstone Close, Solihull £520,000
87 5,977
1, Dorothys Gate, Solihull £925,000
167 5,538

See the entire list of all sales in Solihull (B91 3) 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.