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Chippenham care business in beautiful Edwardian property now sold as owners retire

Specialist business property adviser, Christie & Co, has announced the sale of The Priory Care Home in Chippenham, Wiltshire.

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The Priory Care Home in Chippenham, Wiltshire

The Priory is a popular care business that is registered for 24 elderly residents. It occupies an impressive Grade II Listed Edwardian period property that has been extended and improved over the years to now include 18 en-suite bedrooms and five care apartments. The home is located not far from Chippenham’s town centre, in a predominantly residential area with good access to the town and immediate surroundings.

The home has been owned by Mark and Judith Allworth since 2004 and was brought to market to allow them to fully retire from the sector having sold their previous home, Arden House Nursing Home, in 2023.

Following a confidential sales process with Simon Harvey at Christie & Co, The Priory has been purchased by first-time buyer, Vishal Chandnani.

Mark Allworth, former owner of The Priory, comments, “We purchased The Priory in 2004 when I left the IT industry. It was our first move into the care industry, as it now has been for Vishal. The Priory was a great business to learn the industry in, allowing us to buy additional homes. It has been developed to where it is today, and I am confident that Vishal will move it on and take it further once again.”

Vishal Chandnani, the new owner of The Priory, comments, “The Priory is a lovely care home and property, and I am looking forward to being part of a great team and community.” 

Simon Harvey, Senior Director – Care at Christie & Co, comments, “Whilst this transaction was not without its challenges, as is the case with many, we are delighted to have acted for Mark and Judith once again to facilitate their retirement from the sector and, at the same time, assist Vishal in acquiring his first care home business. This transaction, as is the case with numerous others that are currently ongoing, continues to demonstrate the appetite and activity within the market across the South West and for a wide range and variety of care businesses.

“Our unparalleled marketing reach ensured that we were able to approach the whole market when seeking a purchaser for the home, something that we undertake in every one of our transactions and that sets us apart from our competition in the sector. This ensures that we can achieve the best possible result for our seller clients.”

The Priory was sold for an undisclosed price.


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

Contact the agent:
Simon Harvey, Senior Director – Care
P: 07764 241 310 or E:

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