’Ello, ’ello, ’ello … apartments named after police pioneer to be managed by Principle

What’s goin’ on ’ere then? A development of 32 luxury apartments on the site of a former Solihull police station is to be looked after by Principle Estate Management.

The MIA Properties Group has appointed Principle to manage the three and four-storey block currently under construction on the site of what was once the Shirley police station on the Stratford Road.

The new property will be known as Sir Robert Peel Court, named after the man regarded as the father of modern British policing, owing to his founding of the Metropolitan Police Service.


Principle has already been assisting MIA Properties throughout its project on the structures of future leases, the details of service charges and solving potential design management issues.

Zahir Ahmed, a director of MIA Properties, which currently has five sites under construction across the Midlands, said: “We are delighted to be bringing such fantastic living spaces to the area.

“We know that it is crucial to have the proper management of new apartments from the very beginning and so looked for the very best experts we could find.

“Having seen Principle’s work rates in assisting us so far, we are confident that Sir Robert Peel Court it will be in very safe hands.”

The suburb of Shirley is a current hotspot for investment with lots of amenities including gyms, independent coffee houses, bars and pubs, and retail parks.

It also benefits from easy road and rail access to Birmingham city centre and is close the Midlands’ extensive motorway network to the rest of the UK.

Joe Jobson, a director at Principle, said: “It is great to be working with Zahir at MIA, which is known throughout the Midlands for transforming properties.

“We are delighted they are now utilising their skillsets on building and refurbishing apartment buildings.

“Over the course of the next 12 months Principle is set for more expansion and it’s through building fantastic relationships with the likes of Zahir at MIA who has shown fantastic faith in us that has enabled us to do so.”

Principle Estate Management was launched in 2018 by Brett Williams, the former head of residential property management at CPBigwood in Birmingham, and a past-chairman of ARMA.

It is now the UK’s fastest growing residential estate management business 18 months after its launch, with well over 150 developments across the country.

Principle is based at Cornwall House in Lionel Street, Birmingham, and offers a national property management service.


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