6/24/2022 | Care

South West care home group sold to Welford Healthcare after 30-year ownership

Specialist business property adviser, Christie & Co, has announced the sale of Eastleigh Care Group; a group of three care homes in Devon and Somerset.

Eastleigh Care Group

Eastleigh Care Group comprises two Devon homes - East Street Residential Home, Raleigh Mead Nursing Home – and one home in Somerset – Minehead Nursing and Residential Home. All homes are of a very high-quality, with excellent reputations, strong trading performances, good occupancy levels, and strong management teams in place.

The well-located properties boast CQC ratings ranging from ‘Good’ to ‘Outstanding’, and benefit from favourable underlying demographics in the local catchment areas with attractive demand/supply fundamentals.

The portfolio was previously owned by Garry Wilson, who decided to sell in order to retire from the sector. It has now been sold to Welford Healthcare, supported by real estate investment trust, Impact Healthcare REIT

Garry Wilson comments, “It has been a pleasure serving the communities of South Molton and the wider areas of North Devon and Exmoor, latterly Minehead and West Somerset, for nearly 30 years as Eastleigh Care Group. A particular highlight for me was when I was lucky enough to win two Pinder design awards in 2003 and 2006, these were very special, unexpected days. I would like to thank all my team members for their help and dedication and like to wish them continued success working along side Peter and Will, also the smooth way in which Simon and our professional teams conducted the transaction.”

Peter Madden, Partner at Welford Healthcare, comments, “As we continue to implement our acquisition strategy focused on high-quality, well-performing care homes; we are delighted to welcome the Eastleigh care homes into the Welford group of homes. We look forward to starting work with the teams and resident communities.”

Simon Harvey, Senior Director – Healthcare at Christie & Co, who worked on the sale, comments, “Having known Garry for many years, and seeing the group grow with the new builds at Minehead and, latterly, South Molton, I am delighted to have assisted his retirement from the sector. He has created extremely high-quality homes with a focus on excellent levels of care and leaves a strong legacy. We are equally pleased to have worked with the team at Welford Healthcare to assist their continued growth and expansion and wish them well with the operation of these homes and the others they have across the country.”

Eastleigh Care Group was sold for 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:
Simon Harvey, Senior Director – Healthcare
P: 07764 241 310 or E: simon.harvey@christie.com

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