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Enjoy a first look at Crocketts Lane with Connells

28 April 2017

Virtual reality launch event for prestigious Grade II listed conversion

Connells Birmingham City branch is inviting prospective buyers to a virtual reality launch event for new development Crocketts Lane at its office on Saturday 20th May 2017.  The event will give customers a first chance to experience the new development plus a chance to enjoy a ‘walk through’ of the apartments, both inside and out, and to get a sense of just how special it is.  ‘High-tech viewings’ will take place via a head-set on an appointment only basis, and the team is encouraging customers to book an appointment today to avoid missing out.

Set in one of Smethwick’s most picturesque conservation zones, Crocketts Lane, on completion, will comprise 55 studio, one and two bedroom apartments situated in acclaimed Grade II listed former college buildings. Less than one mile from the new Midland Metropolitan ‘Super’ Hospital which opens in 2018 (just a five minute walk through Victoria Park), and approximately four miles from Birmingham City Centre, these new homes will suit a variety of buyers and also represent an ideal investment opportunity. The inclusion of Help to Buy on this development means that it is ideal for first time buyers looking to get onto the property ladder*.

Restored to an excellent specification, the apartments will retain much of their original features including exposed brickwork and four metre high ceilings.  The focal point is a grand entrance atrium which gives the building an added touch of luxury and many of the apartments will have views overlooking Victoria Park.

“These apartments are proving incredibly popular and we are giving customers both the opportunity to experience them first hand through a virtual reality tour and to place an early bird reservation in order to secure not just a wonderful new home, but also a piece of history,” says Sarah Rose, New Homes Manager at Connells.  “Each apartment has its own individual style and great care has been taken to restore this building to its former glory.

“Brilliantly located, Crocketts Lane will certainly become a property hot spot – perfect for those working locally or in the city, and for buy-to-let investors who may be seeking a good opportunity for capital growth plus the potential for healthy yields,” concludes Sarah. 

Prices at Crocketts Lane start from £105,000 and buyers can utilise the Government-backed Help to Buy* scheme on the development.  Due to popularity and overwhelming interest, potential buyers can now place an ‘early bird reservation’ with Connells to secure a home on this superb development. 

The appointment only virtual reality tour takes 15-20 minutes and will launch at the Connells Birmingham City branch on Saturday 20th May.  The team at Connells is advising customers to get in touch to reserve a slot to enjoy a tour and avoid any disappointment.   For further information and to book, please contact the Connells Birmingham City branch on 0121 212 0800 or email




*pending full allocation from Help to Buy


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