West Bridgford Police Station sold as retirement community operator completes acquisition

Nottinghamshire Police has completed the sale of its former police station on Rectory Road, West Bridgford to McCarthy Stone. In a deal brokered by Box Property and LHS, the old station will be transformed into a thriving retirement community.

McCarthy Stone creates award-winning retirement properties for sale or for rent. It has already worked with Rushcliffe Borough Council to secure planning consent for a scheme on the site which will see the existing building demolished to make way for 86, one-and two-bedroom, Retirement Living apartments, with on-site support, car parking and professionally-landscaped gardens.

The development will also include communal facilities such as a residents’ lounge, mobility scooter charging and storage room, guest suite and an internal refuse store, with lift access to all floors.

Ben Tebbutt, director at Box Property, said: ‘There is a real shortage of independent living accommodation for older people in the local area. We’ve worked closely with McCarthy Stone over the last 12 months to get the deal over the line and we are excited to see the next phase of development.”

Katie Fisher, Divisional Managing Director at McCarthy Stone said: “With the completion of the sale of the property, we will shortly commence construction and our Retirement Living development will significantly improve local housing choice for older people in West Bridgford. The development will be ideal for residents in the area who wish to retain their independence, in their own home, while accessing a warm, fun, and caring community of friendly neighbours.”

As the UK’s leading developer and manager of retirement communities, McCarthy Stone provides high quality homes to exacting specifications. As of November 2021, it operated 475 retirement developments across the UK and with retirement properties providing homes to more than 20,000 people.

Robbie Farrell of Lambert Smith Hampton (LSH) acted on behalf of the Nottingham Police, who have relocated officers from the former police training centre to a joint site on Loughborough Road with West Bridgford Fire Service.

For more details on Box Property visit: www.boxprop.co.uk.