19th May 2017
The St Monica Trust acquires Bristol brownfield site to extend its services and facilities for older people
Advised by Alder King, the Bristol-based charity has acquired the freehold of a three acre brownfield development site adjacent to its Westbury Fields retirement community in the Westbury-on-Trym area of Bristol. The vendors were Bristol City Council and the Department for Education (DfE). The terms of the deal remain confidential.
The site on Burghill Road forms the south western boundary of a 13 acre site previously occupied by DEFRA and more recently the DfE. A number of office buildings on the site have already been demolished, leaving the site available for redevelopment, subject to obtaining planning permission.
The St Monica Trust will now progress with its plans to build new housing and other facilities for use by older people living in the retirement community and also the surrounding area.
Ben St Quintin, associate in Alder King’s residential development team, said: “The site adjoins the boundary of the cricket pitch and was therefore a natural focus when the Trust was looking to extend the services and facilities offered at the retirement community.
“We were delighted to conclude this complex transaction, which will bring an under-utilised brownfield site back into use while also providing valuable sales receipts for Bristol City Council.”
The St Monica Trust’s Westbury Fields retirement community (pictured above) is a unique suburban development with a cricket pitch at its heart. It offers a range of sheltered accommodation and care facilities in an attractive location close to the shops and other amenities in Westbury village. More information about the St Monica Trust is available at http://www.stmonicatrust.org.uk/