Abbas Combe Nursing Home in Chichester, West Sussex has been sold to luxury care home provider Cinnamon Care Collection.
The 23-bed home, which is registered to provide nursing care for the elderly, was sold on behalf of Lotus Care Ltd by specialist business property adviser, Christie & Co.
Kenneth MacKenzie, Development Director for Cinnamon Care Collection, said: “We see this prominent site next to the A27 in Chichester as an excellent opportunity to build a modern purpose-built care home in this historic city. We are looking forward to offering our future residents high quality care accommodation and this purchase further emphasises our commitment to the long-term care sector.”
Cinnamon Care plans to replace the existing building with a purpose-built care home.
Charles Phillips, Director at Christie & Co’s Winchester office, who handled the sale, said: “Having sold the care home to Lotus Care back in 2005, I was delighted to receive instructions to market the home when the decision was taken to sell. During our client’s ownership the home has been upgraded and planning permission obtained to extend. This planning permission made the opportunity desirable to many applicants.
“With exciting plans in place for future development of the site, I have no doubt that based on current developments, Cinnamon will create an excellent new care home which will benefit the local and wider community.”