Carterwood complete another market leading deal for Octopus Real Estate

Carterwood has concluded yet another deal on behalf of Octopus Real Estate in agreeing the sale of a proposed retirement community development in Solihull to Macc Group, with the sale completed a mere 8 weeks from agreeing heads of terms. Prior to marketing the scheme, Octopus Real Estate acquired detailed planning permission to convert the existing Grade II* listed Tudor Grange House and surrounding grounds to create 44 assisted living units and a 64-bed care home. The site is set within 5 acres of stunning mature grounds, and is highly accessible with complementary adjoining uses. It is also close to major retail hubs, Solihull railway station and Solihull hospital.

Ashley Heath, development director at Octopus Real Estate, commented: “Tudor Grange House was the former stately home and grounds of Sir Alfred Bird of Bird’s Custard fame. The building and its surroundings are steeped in local history, and as such we always felt it would make an outstanding retirement community. We are delighted that Macc Group will realise this vision and we wish them every success with the development.”

Macc Group remarked: “Solihull has been a key acquisition target for us for some time now and Tudor Grange has proven to be an exciting opportunity for us to expand our operations. It is our intention to deliver and operate a market leading, heritage led development, which Solihull and this beautiful site deserves”.

Ian Wilkie, director at HPC, acted for Macc Group and commented: “We have worked with Macc over the years and were pleased to be involved in securing this site for them. We look forward to what will be an exciting development and working closely with Macc in delivering their ongoing growth strategy and vision”.

Matthew Drysdale, director at Carterwood, concluded: “Tudor Grange proved to be a very popular development opportunity, with interest coming from a range of operators and developers. Macc Group set themselves apart from the pack through offering, and ultimately delivering on, very timely terms, ultimately completing their purchase just 8 weeks after agreeing heads of terms. We look forward to witnessing Macc deliver their exciting plans for the scheme”.

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