Residential care home operator acquires two more properties in Yorkshire

Anchor, a not-for-profit provider of care and housing for older people, is further expanding its care home portfolio. 

It has exchanged contracts to acquire of the entire share capital of both Hadrian Healthcare (Skipton) Ltd and Hadrian Healthcare (Roundhay) Ltd – two new freehold residential care homes in Yorkshire – for a combined purchase price of £51.25m.

The purchase price is payable at completion of the respective homes.

The two purpose-built homes in Skipton, North Yorkshire, and Roundhay, Leeds, are currently under construction and are due to become operational in April 2023 and June 2024 respectively. 

In July 2022, Anchor confirmed contracts had been exchanged to acquire the entire share capital of Halcyon Care Homes Topco Limited: 11 purpose-built residential care homes in the East Midlands and the South of England for a combined consideration of £59.09m.

Along with the deal in July, today’s news means Anchor – the fourth largest operator of residential care homes in England – will see its care home portfolio grow from 114 to 127 homes.

Sarah Jones, Anchor chief executive, said: “Hadrian Healthcare is a well-known name in the sector for the development and construction of high-quality, purpose-built residential care homes, and these two homes will add to the five homes we acquired from them in 2019.

“We’ve set out a clear strategy for growth in our Business Plan, and this latest announcement shows how we’re realising those aspirations to provide more homes where people love living in later life, and to create more opportunities for people to find a fulfilling career working in the social care sector.

“I’m also delighted Anchor will continue to set high standards in terms of operating sustainable and energy-efficient homes, with these new additions being built to an Energy Performance Certificate A rating standard, including energy efficient measures to retain and recover heat while maintaining high levels of internal air quality and generating renewable energy onsite through solar photovoltaic panels.