Patron's Hamberley inks €42m UK care homes sale

Patron Capital, the pan-European institutional investor focused on property-backed investments, has announced that its wholly owned luxury care home development business, Hamberley Development, has sold two of its well-advanced care home projects to Target Healthcare REIT Limited.

The £37 mln (€42 mln) deal will see Hamberley’s operating company, Hamberley Care Homes, lease back the buildings over a 35-year period.

The luxury developments, in Cumnor Hill, Oxford, and Badgers Mount near Sevenoaks in Kent, have a combined total of 130 beds and are due to be completed by mid-2019.

'We have a strong reputation in the healthcare sector, having successfully created, built and sold Gracewell Healthcare (elderly care) and The Badby Group (specialist care),' said Keith Breslauer, managing director of Patron Capital.

'With an ageing population and growing demand for high-quality accommodation for older people in the UK, we are pleased to be backing the same, multi-award-winning team at Hamberley Development, which is setting new standards in this space. We are actively looking for additional opportunities to grow our exposure to this sector which we believe has an important role to play in wider society.'

The sites form part of the rapidly growing Hamberley Care Homes group which already includes Caddington Grove in Dunstable and Newton House in south Glasgow.

The group also has a development pipeline of sites in Bracknell, Basingstoke, West Byfleet, Worcester, Ampthill, Hailsham, Enfield, Bedford and Camberley. It is actively acquiring land and existing operating businesses and said it has over £300 mln of capital allocated for healthcare investment.

'We’re delighted to have agreed this deal with the Target Healthcare REIT team,' said Daniel Kay, director of Hamberley Development. 'The sale demonstrates the success of the design and development of our state of the art care homes in the UK. There is a growing demand for this type of leading-edge luxurious care environment and we are actively seeking out new opportunities.'


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