Building a care home in Oldbury with a price tag of £1.1m

An Oldbury care home which has closed is up for sale for £1.1million.

Beechcroft Residential Care Home, on Salop Drive, closed earlier this month after owners said it was ‘economically unviable’ to continue repairs to the 60-year-old building.

Sales notes indicate that there is pre-planning demand to convert the building into 25 two-bedroom apartments and four three-bedroom houses.

They state: “We believe this property and the size of this land lends itself to redevelopment for specialist care, assisted living or new residential development.

“Our clients have prepared a pre-planning request for 25 apartments and 4 x 3 bedroom houses.”

They go on to say: “The property comprises a former local authority house from the 1960s which was modernized and extended in the late 90s and early 2000s.

“There is parking for about 12 cars.

“The accommodation is currently arranged over two floors with a secure inner courtyard.

“We have been informed by our clients that the piping under the building is now old and has failed in several areas, so the building is not fit for purpose, requiring extensive work that could not be done while in operation, hence the closure.”

The building is marketed by Christie & Co, Birmingham.

Sandwell Council owned the building until 1994 when it was purchased by Halesowen-based Carlton Care Group.

Carlton Care also operates Grange Hill House in Hunnington and Lapal House in Halesowen.

Eleanor C. William