Torsion Care buys consented Bingley site
Morrison Community Care and Cheviot Park Developments had secured planning permission for a 72-bedroom care home at the former Stoney Ridge Hospital site.
In a deal brokered by Christie & Co, Torsion will now take forward a scheme that could include a café, cinema room, activity room, life skills lounge and a feature balcony terrace.
The sale price was undisclosed.
The roadside site, between Heaton and Cottingley, was sold by Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust in 2017, with the hospital demolished soon after.
Paul Sokhi, managing director of Morrison Community Care, said that the project represents a successful first foray into England for the Scottish business. He said: “Morrison Community Care has a long-standing reputation in the design and development of care homes.
“Having successfully done this in Scotland for over 30 years, we are now excited to bring our expertise to England.”
Torsion’s senior land manager Chris Burns said: “This adds to our growing portfolio of care home developments in Yorkshire, which is set to expand further in 2023. Thanks to Morrison and Christie & Co for their support in getting this purchase over the line in a quick time.”
Torsion Care is part of the Leeds-headquartered property group, which also includes construction, development, housing, student and retirement divisions.
Torsion Projects, which covers construction in the care and retirement sector, has this month broken ground on a 72-bed care scheme in York – one of six starts expected this year across the North.