Little Sisters of the Poor home sold

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A nursing home which was put up for sale last year by the Little Sisters of the Poor because there are not enough nuns left in Preston to continue running it has been sold.

CBRE’s Manchester specialist markets team has sold the extensive 19th Century Jeanne Jugan Residence in Fulwood to integrated building services specialist HBS Healthcare. The property will be operated by Spiral Health CIC.

Spiral Health CIC is a social enterprise which provides rehabilitation services to primary and secondary care, social services and the private sector.

CBRE said the sale provides the opportunity for the company to build upon an existing fully operational care home, with future investment into the site planned.

The detached care home constructed in 1880 sits on a four-acre site and comprises 39 operational bedrooms, 15 staff bedrooms, a chapel, doctor’s surgery, common areas, tea room and conservatory, along with five outbuildings and surrounding landscaped gardens.

Senior director of specialist markets at CBRE Manchester, Shaun Skidmore, said: “We are delighted to announce sale of the Jeanne Jugan Residence to the HBS Healthcare. Spiral Health CIC are an established and experience operator who will help to ensure the property continues to operate successfully as a care facility.

“They will build on the excellent reputation of the residence as well as provide investment in the property to further enhance the care and facilities.”