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21 June 2019 | Care

Birchlands Nursing Home in York sold to Impact Healthcare REIT plc through Christie & Co

Specialist business property adviser, Christie & Co, has completed on the sale of Birchlands Nursing Home, in the town of Haxby near York, North Yorkshire, on behalf of Astonbrook Care Homes to Impact Healthcare REIT plc.

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The purpose-built, CQC rated ‘Good’ nursing home is registered for 54 residents with 51 bedrooms arranged over three floors, accessible via a passenger lift. The home features extensive facilities including multiple lounges and dining rooms, a sitting room, onsite parking and lawned gardens for residents to enjoy.



Located in the peaceful town of Haxby, Birchlands offers an idyllic setting in a residential area with easy access to the bustling city of York, ideal for family wishing to visit.

Having been owned and operated by Astonbrook Care Homes for the last four years, Birchlands Nursing Home was brought to the market through Christie & Co as the final site in a series of disposals totalling 13 homes. Simon Harrison, Managing Director of Astonbrook Care Homes comments, “This is a good home with a really good manager and we are delighted with the manner in which Christie & Co conducted the sale process, we are really pleased with the eventual outcome.”

Birchlands Nursing Home was purchased by Impact Healthcare REIT plc, the real estate investment trust company which focuses on UK healthcare real estate assets, adding to its portfolio of 82 care homes diversified across the UK. Impact has appointed Welford, one of its existing operators, as the new tenant at Birchlands to continue the successful trading of the home. Andrew Cowley, Managing Partner of Impact Health Partners LLP comments, “We are pleased to have acquired this good quality care home with a strong occupancy and regulatory history near York. This is our latest acquisition made through Christie & Co and we look forward to continuing to work with them.”

Martin Gould, Head of Brokerage – Care at Christie & Co comments, “It’s great to close this deal on behalf of our client. This is the latest in a number of homes purchased by Impact through us over the last two years and the third to Welford as the tenant.”