Two residential care homes located in Torquay have been sold to a local operator, Beechcroft Care Homes. The homes, Choice and Southbourne both situated in the Babbacombe area, provide care within the categories of old age and dementia and are registered for 24 and 21 respectively.
The selling agents DC Care, instructed on behalf of the Joint Administrator Begbies-Traynor, were pleased to find a suitable purchaser who has already commenced a programme of refurbishment, that will see the homes dramatically upgraded and modernised. Commenting on the sale, Andy Sandel of DC Care said “It was somewhat of a protracted sale for a number of reasons, but in Mr & Mrs Gow-Smith (Beechcroft Care Homes), I believe we have the ideal purchasers who will have the necessary experience and desire to turn around the fortunes of these homes. Buying a home out of administration is often likely to present its challenges, but as a specialist agent handling a growing number of sales of this type, we are able to work professionally for the sellers whilst providing sound advice to the purchaser.”