Cotteridge is surrounded by Selly Oak, Bournville, Kings Norton and Kings Heath which makes our office easily accessible to clients both locally and in nearby areas.
Historically, Cotteridge dates back to 1317. Back then it was a rural area referred to as Cotteruge. Cotteridge, as it is known today, is of Victorian origin. With the construction of canals and Kings Norton Railway Station came industry including papermaking, metal works and chemical works. The railway connected Cotteridge to Birmingham and led to Cadbury building a chocolate factory in neighbouring Bournville in 1879.
By the turn of the 20th century, Cotteridge had established itself as a bustling residential area with a thriving community. There were eight grocery shops, five butchers, four greengrocers, two chemists, two tobacconists, three dressmakers, a tailor and other self-sufficient trades. There were two large-scale employers in Cotteridge itself: Grant’s the Builders and Hudson’s Tube Works.
Today Cotteridge is still a bustling town with plenty of green space. The shopping centre has a mixture of local and national brands, restaurants and cafes. Cotteridge Park, in the town centre, is popular for walking and cycling, and attractions like Cadbury World and Birmingham City Centre also make Cotteridge a sought-after location for families.
Nearby King’s Norton Business Centre is a prime business location in south Birmingham, and it is home to both national and international businesses. Over the years, some exciting and independent businesses have also emerged as a result of the area becoming popular among buyers who also want to be located near places like Moseley and Harbourne.