Specialist business property adviser, Christie & Co, has sold the former Stoney Ridge Hospital in Bingley, West Yorkshire, which comes with planning consent for a 72-bedroom care home development.
Morrison Community Care and Cheviot Park Developments have achieved full planning permission for a large care home scheme which is inclusive of a variety of communal spaces including a café, activity lounge, life skills lounge, hair salon, cinema, and dining rooms, and 72 bedrooms all of which have en suite wet rooms.
The care home will also benefit from a feature balcony terrace on the first floor and secure landscaped gardens with areas for residents and visitors to socialise, as well as views of the valley from many of the bedrooms.
The site occupies a prominent roadside location close to both the market town of Bingley and the cultural town of Bradford which will provide a new purpose-built care home with communal resident amenities to an area with an undersupply of ‘future-fit’ beds.
Following a sales process handled by Jordan Rundle and Sara Hartill from Christie & Co, the development site has been purchased by Torsion Care who will take the proposed scheme forward.
Paul Sokhi, Managing Director at Morrison Community Care, says: “Morrison Community Care has a long-standing reputation in the design and development of care homes. We are one of the UK’s leading providers because we are passionate about providing the very highest standard of living and service possible. Having successfully done this in Scotland for over 30 years, we are now excited to bring our expertise to England.
“With 13,000 patients currently estimated to be in NHS beds in England that don’t require to be, we are delighted to announce the Group’s expansion into England. We look forward to bringing the Morrison Community Care product of sustainable quality care environments to England, where residents can enjoy safe quality time while enjoying many amenities such as cinema, champagne bar, spa, bistro and private dining rooms.”
Chris Burns, senior land manager at Torsion Care, says: “We’re delighted to have completed the purchase of this care home development in Bingley. This adds to our growing portfolio of care home developments in Yorkshire which is set to expand further in 2023. Thanks to Morrison Community Care and Christie & Co for their support in getting this purchase over the line in a quick time.”
Jordan Rundle, director – Healthcare Development & Investment at Christie & Co, says: “It is great to be working with Morrison Community Care and Cheviot Park Developments on their English expansion strategy, and we are sure this will be the first of many projects in the country. Torsion Care have an ever-growing pipeline of opportunities and we wish them the best with the delivery of what will be an outstanding care facility for the local community.”
The former Stoney Ridge Hospital was sold for an undisclosed price.