Land sale paves way for new care home development

  • 12th April 2024

An artist’s impression of the new care home. Image, Simon Brown Architects

An 81-bed care home is set to be built in Ewell, Surrey, following the sale of a prime development site with planning permission.

The site, which was formerly occupied by the Organ & Dragon pub, which was demolished in 2014, sits in a prominent position at the junction of the A24 and Ewell bypass.

Planning consent was achieved in February 2024 and the care home development will provide much-needed best-in-class accommodation for the local elderly population.

When completed, the scheme will benefit from 100% wet rooms, luxury communal resident amenities, balconies, and landscaped gardens.

Following a competitive sales process run by the specialist care development brokerage team at Christie & Co, the site has been purchased by leading care home developer, Morrison Community Care Group, which plans to complete construction in 2026.

Paul Sokhi, managing director at Morrison Community Care Group, said: “We have a long-standing reputation in the design and development of care homes and are one of the UK’s leading care home developers 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.

“This is another step on the group’s journey to achieve our target of becoming the largest care home developer in the UK, to ease pressure on the NHS, and to provide quality, welcoming, sustainable care facilities for those that require them in our local communities and beyond.”

Jordan Rundle, director and head of healthcare development at Christie & Co, added: “As is the case with many Greater London locations, the local catchment has a material shortfall of market-standard care bedrooms to meet the current demand statistics.

“This transaction is another example of the demand for high-quality consented development sites being robust within urban M25 locations.”

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