The Lantern & Extension, 20-66 Station Road, Solihull - Placemaking with Community

The Lantern & its adjacent extension will deliver up to 98 new homes to Solihull Town Centre, providing a distinctive and affordable destination.


64-66 Station Road

Solihull, B91 3RX

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Partners: Winston GroupThe William Pears Group

ArchitectsJM Architects, DEP

Quantity SurveyorDeacon and Jones

Project ManagerCrown Valley

Structural EngineerAKT II

MEP EngineersTACE


Principal Design ConsultantIH Safety

Planning ConsultantQ+A Planning

Planning Application Number(s)PL/2019/02766/PPFL, PL/2021/03246/PPFL


The Development

The Lantern is a 12-storey gateway building at the heart of the Solihull 2036 masterplan.

Delivering 50 one- and two-bedroom rental units (14 one, 36 two), The Lantern seeks to improve the legibility of a prime gateway site into Solihull by providing a distinctive and affordable destination that is both viable and technically deliverable. The existing 62-64 Station Road (vacant) will be removed to facilitate the project.

The Lantern will also bring a permanent community base back to the area.

Offering 10 floors of residential, the ground floor will be occupied by a modern flexible commercial unit, with the peak exhibiting a stunning lantern tiara-inspired art installation along with a spacious garden terrace.

A new two-storey extension will also be made at 20-60 Station Road, offering up to 48 homes.

The Solihull Town Centre Masterplan aims to provide a framework for future investment and development which maximises the opportunities for Solihull, capitalising on its existing assets, and sets out a clear vision for Solihull 2036.

Images from JM Architects.


Project dates

26 Oct 2022 - On-going


Construction & regeneration


Your Place Your Space

Jonathan Bostock

0121 410 5520