Press Releases
Childcare & Education

Historic, former SEN school site in Cheshire leased to therapeutic care provider

Specialist business property adviser, Christie & Co has introduced a new specialist care provider tenant to a vacant, former boys SEN school premises in Congleton, rural Cheshire.

Business. Built around You.

Your expert business property advisers

Former boys SEN school premises in Congleton, rural Cheshire

The premises – which sits alongside the historic Buglawton Hall, a site of 16 acres - is a 20-bedroom new residential block building providing accommodation over two floors which was built in 2008 offering lodging for the children from the adjacent school. The school was previously owned by Manchester City Council and first opened in 1954 catering for children with SEMH (Social, Emotional and Mental Health) and SLD (Severe Learning Difficulty), going on to close its doors in 2017.

Following a confidential sales process through Sofia Beck at Christie & Co, the new residential block has been leased to Nestlings Care Ltd, an independent group organisation registered with the CQC and Ofsted to provide specialist therapeutic, residential placements for young people and young adults with mental health difficulties.

Sofia Beck, Director – Childcare & Education at Christie & Co, comments, “I was very grateful to assist with this opportunity and equally as pleased to introduce Nestlings Care to this fantastic, historical site. Nestlings’ provision is extremely well suited to the premises and Dr Faeza Khan’s unique vision and plan for expansion across this site will offer children and young adults in need of their provision the invaluable opportunity for a more positive future.

“This lease opportunity generated a high level of interest from a range of specialist childcare and care operators. We continue to see increasing demand for vacant premises from SEN providers which is being driven by the rising number of placements required across the country. School sites, in particular, are highly sought after, (some areas across the country are more popular than others) and fees are based on the individual child’s needs plus education. There is an ever-increasing urgent need for education to sit alongside the care package and, of course, securing premises that fit the criteria is crucial.”


For further information on this press release, contact:
Phoebe Burrows, Corporate Communications Manager
P: 07540 063 598 or E:

Contact the agent:
Sofia Beck, Director – Childcare & Education
P: 07736 616 687 or E:

Visit Christie & Co’s Business Search page to find out more about current childcare & education listings.

Related Articles

View other related news and insights