Sue Ryder Acquire Site for New Neurological Care Facility in Preston

January 17, 2019

We are delighted to confirm that acting on behalf of Story Homes that a sale of land at Eastway, Fulwood, Preston has been completed to the Sue Ryder Charity, for a new neurological centre. This is a specialist care centre for people aged 18 and over with a range of neurological conditions such as Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s, Motor Neuron disease  and Multiple Sclerosis as well as those with conditions resulting from a brain or spinal injury or stroke.

The new facility will offer a range of support from long term residential care to those people who live independently in their own homes.

Eckersley acted on behalf of Story Homes in marketing the site, which forms part of the D’Urton Manor scheme that has proved highly successful for Story Homes. The site itself extends to approximately 0.76 hectares (1.88 acres) and was suitable for a range of uses to include Care Home and local amenity facilities.  The sale to Sue Ryder also had the support of Homes England from whom Story Homes acquired the site following a tender process in 2015.

The sale was handled by Fiona Warren and Andy Taylorson after a period of marketing with terms being agreed on a conditional basis subject to planning permission. John Winstanley at Story Homes stated:-

“We are pleased with the land sale to Sue Ryder as it will provide a much needed facility to a high quality design and specification which has been agreed through the planning process with Preston City Council and Sue Ryder. This complements our scheme at D’Urton Manor and will provide a superb facility for the City of Preston and the wider area.  All parties are pleased with the outcome and the prospect of this care facility in the very near future.”

The sale completes a run of sales of care and residential retirement schemes for Eckersley’s that include the sale of Gills Farm, Much Hoole to the Athena Group, advice to Preston Grasshoppers in respect of the disposal of land to DH Developments for a new care facility on Lightfoot Lane, a sale of the former St Marys Village Hall to McCarthy & Stone for a 55 unit retirement scheme on Cop Lane, Penwortham and more recently a conditional sale to McCarthy & Stone for a 63 unit retirement scheme, which includes extra care at Wellington Park, Leyland.

Commenting from the agency and development team Andy Taylorson confirmed “we have had a good run of sales on behalf of clients to operate in the residential care and retirement sectors. We are looking at other opportunities for what is a strong market at the present time and reflects positively in respect of land sale values.”