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Lawrence Land plants flag in Crawley care home development site

Country Court has sold a development site with planning consent for a 60-bedroom care home in the Ifield district of Crawley, West Sussex to Lawrence Land.

Lawrence Land is a care home developer and subsidiary of specialist contractor Lawrence Baker Ltd. To date, its core mandate has revolved around the acquisition and development of sites for the Berkley Care Group.

Country Court achieved full planning permission for the Ifield scheme on the site of the former Gables care home in July 2020.

The consented home has been designed to be ‘future fit’ and has a central hub of resident amenities including a café, hair salon, cinema, spa and pub in addition to 100 per cent ensuite bedrooms.

The home will benefit from three storeys and an approximate consented GIA of 3,031 square metres, equating to 50.5 per resident.

“The site was attractive to us for several reasons including its excellent micro-location within Crawley and the fact that it had already gained detailed planning approval,” said Lawrence Land acquisitions director Peter Holcroft.

“We’re in the process of expanding our care home portfolio and to have a site in such a strong area ready to go was a huge benefit. We therefore intend to commence work early next year with practical completion anticipated for late 2023,” he added.

The sale was handled by specialist business property adviser Christie & Co at an undisclosed price.

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