Warwickshire

Archtrove travels to Solihull

Architecture in Solihull

Solihull is a town in the West Midlands of England, historically in Warwickshire, it is a part of the West Midlands conurbation. The motto of Solihull is Urbs in Rure (Town in Country). The architecture in Solihull is most commonly noted for its historic architecture, includes examples of timber-framed Tudor style houses and shops. The historic Solihull School dates from 1560 as does St Alphege. Other notable buildings include Touchwood Shopping Centre, Resort World, NEC and Birmingham International Airport. 

The History of Architecture in Solihull

Barn – designed by Sir John Soane in his early days. Although known for designed complex elaborate buildings, this barn is simple red-brick with influences from Greece. Malvern Hall – now part of St Martins School, was also designed by prominent architect Sir John Soane

Modern Architecture in Solihull

Recently designed are Resort World, situated next to a lake, Genting Arena and National Exhibition Centre an entertainment complex with the largest casino in Britain, shops, cinema and dining facilities, loosely based on a cruise liner.

A Short Drive from Solihull

Not far from Solihull are plenty of country hotels, national trust properties. Embedded in the countryside, their picturesque buildings provide stunning views. Also the small town of Henley-In-Arden, comprising of a small high street.

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  • Top 5 National Trust Properties with 30 mins of Solihull

 

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