Failed former Northampton care home to be turned into flats for supported living

Victorian building sold for £710,000 to care provider with links to similar housing schemes in the town

Thursday, 23rd January 2020, 2:11 pm

A failed former care home in Northampton dating back to the Victorian period will be turned into 14 supported living flats.

The vacant Trinity House Nursing Home has been sold to CJS Care (Northampton) Ltd for £710,000 who will transform the building over the next six months.

CJS director Salim Lalani, who also owns Stepping Stone Care Homes which has three other similar facilities in Northampton, thanked Thursfields Solicitors for helping with the purchase.

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Trinity House Nursing Home closed in 2018

"Thursfields quickly understood the deal and the time constraints and [senior associate] Stewart Coles kept us in touch with the process through to completion, demonstrating their understanding of the particular requirements of the care home sector," he said.

Trinity House closed in 2018, a week after the Care Quality Commission described Hollyberry Trinity Limited's governance as 'chaotic and irregular' with an overall rating of 'inadequate'.

The Kingsley Road care home had only been open a year under Hollyberry, having previously been called Kingsley Care Home, which shut down in 2016 following another damning inspection.

Mr Coles said his firm, based in Halesowen, was recommended to CJS by the selling agent due to its reputation and expertise in dealing with care homes.

“The buyer was given a short ‘exclusivity period’ in which to exchange contracts, meaning that we had to act quickly to get the deal done within the required timescales," he said.

"We were instructed at the end of October, exchanged contracts on November 22, and completed on December 16."