Former Children’s Centre in Willaston, near Nantwich
Vacant since 2009 and now largely derelict
Marketed by Colliers International in 2016
Sold to Richmond Care Villages, a subsidiary of BUPA
Site to be developed as a centre of excellence for dementia care
Redsands Children’s Centre closed in 2009 and was identified for disposal by Cheshire East Council. In 2016, the property was marketed for sale by Engine of the North through Colliers International. In July 2017, contracts were exchanged with Richmond Care Villages to sell the site, subject to planning.
Following planning permission being obtained for a new care facility, the sale of the site was completed in January 2018. Under the plans, the existing green open space to the front of the property will be retained and enhanced. Cheshire East would retain ownership of the land to the east of the former centre, which includes a football pitch. The existing public footpath which runs along the eastern boundary of the site will be maintained.
What are the benefits of the proposals?
The sale will enable the empty site to be brought back into economic use
The site would be developed into a high-quality care home, specialising in dementia care
The new facility will create 80 new jobs recruited locally
The site will be transformed into a centre of excellence for dementia care and will operate as a satellite facility to Richmond’s existing care village in Nantwich
The existing green space will be retained and enhanced