West Yorkshire hospital site sold for care home development

The former site of Stoney Ridge Hospital in Bingley, West Yorkshire, which comes with planning consent for a 72-bedroom care home development, has been sold.

Morrison Community Care and Cheviot Park Developments have achieved full planning permission for a large care home scheme that includes a café, hair salon, cinema, and dining rooms. The site is located close to both the market town of Bingley and the cultural town of Bradford. Following a sales process handled by Christie & Co, the site has been purchased by Torsion Care.

Morrison Community Care MD Paul Sokhi said: “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, commented: “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, added: “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.”

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