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26 April 2021 | Childcare & Education

Freehold nursery in South West London sold to growing Cresswell Nurseries through Christie & Co

Specialist business property adviser, Christie & Co, has announced the sale of Puddle-Ducks Nursery in South West London to expanding group, Cresswell Nurseries.

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Previously owned by the charity, Lifetimes, Puddle-Ducks Nursery prided itself on creating a home from home atmosphere whilst delivering the best care, education, and social skills for up to 57 children at any one time. The setting is based in the affluent South West London area of Putney.

CEO of Lifetimes, Ms Tina Champion, comments, “Dealing with Sophie and Christie & Co made the marketing and sale of our nursery easier. We were able to choose from the many interested parties to ensure that our ethos and values continue with the new owner and we are confident that Stephen and the Cresswell team will ensure this continues whilst taking our nursery to the next stages of success.”

The nursery has been purchased by Cresswell Nurseries, taking its portfolio to 14 nurseries across the UK. Chairman, Mr Stephen Booty, comments, “We are delighted to have acquired Puddle-Ducks. It’s clear Tina and her team have built up a hugely successful nursery that is popular with staff, parents, and children alike, and we aim to continue to build on this good work.”

Sophie Willcox, Director at Christie & Co, who handled the sale, comments, “We knew we would receive a lot of interest in Puddle-Ducks because of its fantastic location and reputation. I was in receipt of multiple offers and am delighted to have found the perfect buyer for Tina and her team to carry on the fantastic work the charity has done.”

Puddle-Ducks Nursery was sold at an undisclosed price.

 
For further information on this press release, contact:
Phoebe Burrows, Corporate Communications Executive
P: 020 7448 8849 or E: phoebe.burrows@christie.com

Contact the agent:
Sophie Willcox, Director – Child Centric Sectors
P: 07736 620 855 or E: sophie.willcox@christie.com