Retirement Homes in Shirley

Bower Lodge contains 48 one and two bedroom retirement apartments which are located close to local shops and amenities. Shirley has everything you need to get the most out of your retirement lifestyle with a barbers and hairdressers, a post office, a bank and building societies, an optician, a dentist all within 1 mile of the retirement apartments.

Why not visit us to view our show apartments and understand how you can enjoy an active and enjoyable retirement at Bower Lodge.

Call us on 0121 403 6932 to find out more! 


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Our developments have been carefully designed to make life easier, leaving you free to enjoy your retirement.

All apartments are completely self-contained with their own front door, providing you with privacy and peace and quiet when you want it. There is a choice of one and two bedroom apartments and they may all vary slightly when it comes to dimensions and position of rooms.

Kitchens are tiled with colour-coordinated worktops, and come with integrated appliances.

All apartments are inspected by our Customer Services department to ensure they meet the high standard of finish and quality expected by our customers. Churchill Retirement Living is the only major housebuilder to offer a 3 year warranty period as standard. Churchill is also a member of the National House-Building Council and every Churchill apartment is also covered by a 10 year NHBC Buildmark warranty.


  • 24 hour call centre support system
  • Guest Suite for friends and family
  • Lodge Manager
  • Owners' Lounge with coffee bar
  • Secure camera entry system
  • Solar panel powered

Less maintenance, no unexpected bills and complete transparency

What you may not be aware of:

  • Energy efficient heating system which not only reduces costs but also reduces your environmental impact
  • Reduced heating costs with our well insulated apartments
  • All apartments are fitted with modern energy efficient appliances which have low running costs
  • No hidden costs or unexpected bills with our easy to budget service charge
  • With our developments being so close to local amenities, this helps to reduce the need to use a car and the associated costs
  • Downsizing can help to lower your Council Tax bills
  • We always aim to keep the cost as low as possible.
  • Owners are consulted twice yearly about the service charge

Who is responsible for the management of the Lodge?
All developments are managed by Churchill Estates Management Limited, our own property management company, ensuring your confidence in the expertise of our team operating under the Churchill Group.

How a new Churchill apartment could help reduce your costs:

Now is the time to take stock and think about how much time and money you have spent over the past year on house maintenance. If the answer is far too much, then a lifestyle with fewer maintenance worries and a service charge that’s easy to budget for could be the answer to saving money and enjoying more of your time on the things you love.

There are many misconceptions about service charges and many of our Owners are pleasantly surprised that the service charges for their apartment frequently work out less than what they were paying in comparable costs on their previous property.

Our Service Charge typically covers the cost of providing a Lodge Manager, security systems and call monitoring, external maintenance of the building and grounds, building insurance, heating, lighting and provision of all of the furnishings for the Owners’ Lounge and communal areas – all essential ingredients of the independent lifestyle our developments provide.

We always aim to keep the service charge cost as low as possible, and we provide a full budget breakdown for all our Owners to consider, consulting with them on this every 6 months.

“Living in a Churchill Apartment is absolutely marvellous. The whole building is so nice and warm all the time that we’ve hardly had to use the heating inside our apartment. When we do turn it up a notch or two it’s nice to know we don’t have to worry about the cost or the environmental impact, as it’s all so energy efficient and covered within our annual service charge.”

John and Doreen Pitt, Lewis Carroll Lodge, Cheltenham

We appreciate everyone’s household costs will differ which is why we encourage Customers to complete a ‘Savings Calculator’ with one of our Sales Executives. This calculator is designed to offer a comprehensive understanding of the value in our easy to budget Service Charge.

Local area

A vibrant village in the heart of Solihull

This new retirement development is located in the heart of Shirley in Solihull, just a few miles away from Birmingham City Centre.

  • Shirley boasts an array of amenities including M&S Simply Food, less than a 2-minute walk away from this new development site, with a Tesco Superstore, Sainsburys and ASDA close by too.
  • Together with the immediate area offering everything our Owners would need, right on their doorstep, including a barbers and hairdressers, a post office, a bank and building societies, an optician, a dentist, and a LloydsPharmacy supporting a doctor’s surgery located all less than 1 mile from our proposed development.
  • There are a wide variety of local, traditional and contemporary cuisine including English fayre, German, Italian, as well as a local fish and chip restaurant.
  • The local library is also conveniently located less than a 5-minute drive.
  • There is a bus stop situated immediately outside the development site, which will offer our Owners a regular bus service to Solihull centre. The no’ 76 bus runs every 20 minutes to QE Hospital.
  • The nearest train station is a 3-minute taxi ride away, connecting Shirley with Stratford-upon-Avon, Birmingham, The Black Country, and Worcester.
  • Shirley Park is close to Stratford Road, offering a pleasant green space and features ornamental gardens, summer park events, tennis courts and free parking. And closer still, is St. James the Great Church offering a variety activities in the church hall including craft groups, pilates, and a weekly café.
  • For those who enjoy the arts and theatre, the Core Theatre is located just 10 minutes away. This is situated behind the popular Touchwood Shopping Centre which houses a cinema, many brands including John Lewis, Marks & Spencer, Joules, and a variety of cafés and restaurants.
  • The vibrant Mell Square in the heart of the town features outlets including Laura Ashley, Clarkes Shoes, Edinburgh Woollen Mill, Burton and Boots.

To locate the points of interest on the map hover over the location marker.

  1. Bower Lodge
  2. Supermarket
  3. Library
  4. Train Station
  5. Shirley Park
  6. Touchwood Shopping Centre
  7. Mell Square
  8. Bank
  9. Doctors Surgery
  10. Post Office
  11. Cafe

Visiting us

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TV Star – Don Maclean

“At my age do I really need 5 bedrooms, a high maintenance garden and domestic appliances all reaching their life’s end at the same time? No I don’t! So I’ve moved into a spacious apartment, with 2 bedrooms, gardens that are maintained for me, and appliances that are all brand spanking new.”

Mr Anslow

“I was delighted when the company offered me the chance to use their Home Exchange Service. This proved to be very efficient and I was quickly able to move into my new home without the worry of selling my house, and with no Estate Agency fees either. I would recommend Home Exchange to anyone.”

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