Abergavenny | Monmouthshire

60 Bed Care Home Development Opportunity

The Opportunity

Indicative site outline

Care Home Development Opportunity in Historic Market Town Abergavenny, Monmouthshire.

  • Opportunity for a 60 bedroom care home development (C2 development)
  • Outline planning application submitted, with scope for the selected party to influence the final design of the care home
  • c. 1.25 acre site
  • Freehold site sale
  • Scheme comprises of resident amenities including 100% en-suite wetrooms, day spaces, cinema, café/bistro, hair salon, library and landscaped gardens
  • Anticipated GIA of 3,392 sq m, equating to c. 56.5 sq m per resident
  • Located in Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, often referred to as the ‘gateway to Wales’
  • A total population of c. 39,601 within 10km
  • Average house prices of £320,443
  • c. 33.5% of existing provision is purpose built, while the UK average is 73.3%
  • Current undersupply of c. 86 EMC (effective market capacity beds) in 5km, increasing to -229 within 10km
  • Within easy distance of the A40, A483, A466 and the A4042
  • c. 140m to the nearest bus stop
  • c. 2km to Abergavenny train station
  • c. 1.8km to the nearest GP
  • c. 1.9 km to the nearest hospital

The Location

Discover Abergavenny: A Historic Market Town and the ‘Gateway to Wales’.

Abergavenny is a historic market town in Monmouthshire, often regarded as the ‘Gateway to Wales’ and situated just outside the boundary of the Bannau Brycheiniog National Park (Brecon Beacons). 

The town benefits from a thriving town centre with independent and high street shops, a market, choice of supermarkets, garden centre, cafes, restaurants, public houses, hotel, leisure amenities and clubs, cinema, schools and green spaces.

Links & Transport

The town is bisected by the A40, a main road providing connections to Brecon Beacons the A483 northbound and to Gloucester via the Wye Valley southbound. The A465 passes to the east and south west of the town, with connections to Hereford eastbound and Swansea westbound. The A4042 to the south of the town is a direct route to Newport.

Abergavenny train station is c. 3.5km to the south by car. There are regular services to Cardiff Central and Manchester Piccadilly.

The closest bus stop is c. 140m to the south of the site on Hill Road which is serviced by the 23, 78, and A3 services to locations including Abergavenny, Hereford, Merthyr Tydfil, Pontypridd, Pontrilas, Llanellen and Pontypool.

The Nevill Hall Hospital is c. 1.9km drive to the southwest where there are services including a minor injury unit, enhanced frailty unit and outpatient clinics. Old Station Surgery is c. 1.8km drive to the south.

The Site

Indicative site outline

The site measures c. 1.25 acres and comprises of an existing residential dwelling with outbuildings.

Access is granted from Pen-Y-Pound road, which forms the eastern boundary and provides a route to the town centre and A40 southbound. Opposite the road is the Pen-Y-Pound Stadium, Leisure Centre and hockey and football amenities.

To the north and western boundaries are the existing residential houses and gardens of Avenue Crescent and to the south are existing properties known as Pen-Y-Pound Court.

Southwest of the site is Abergavenny Cricket Club, Tennis Club and Bowls Club.

Planning

An outline planning application was submitted to Monmouthshire County Council in March 2024 for ‘Outline planning application for the demolition of existing dwelling and construction of new build care home (Use Class C2) with associated works.’

Planning reference: DM/2022/01702

Further information can be viewed on the Monmouthshire County Council website.

A decision is anticipated in Q3 2024.

The Care Home

Key Features

  • 60 bedrooms, all with en-suite wetrooms
  • 3 storeys with a total GIA of 3,392 sq m
  • Total GIA per resident is c. 56.5 sq m
  • Large lounges, dining rooms, bar area and kitchen
  • Contemporary café and secure lobby area
  • Activity room, private dining, cinema and hair/nail salon
  • Parking for 20 cars, incl. 2 disabled spaces and ambulance bay
  • Vehicle and pedestrian access from Pen-y-pound road
  • Private and secure landscaped gardens with wildlife garden and summer house

The care home scheme comprises of 60 en-suite wetrooms, accommodated over ground, first and second floors. There is an anticipated 3,392 sq m, equating to c. 56.5 sq m per resident.

The care home will be accessed by a secure lobby which will open into an open plan reception. In addition to the 21 en suite bedrooms, there will be a bar, cinema, dining room, lounge, garden lounge, kitchen, plant room, offices, stores, nurse station, assisted bathroom and WC’s.

The first floor will comprise of 25 en-suite bedrooms, lounge with balcony, dining room, private dining room, quiet lounge, activity lounge, physio room, stores, staff room, laundry, nurse station, assisted bathroom and WC’s.

On the second floor will be 14 en-suite bedrooms, lounge, dining room, dayspace, quiet lounge, hair/nail salon, library, training room, staff amenities, nurses station, assisted bathroom, stores and WC’s.

Provision has been made for a 20 space car park, inclusive of 2 disabled parking bays. Both vehicle and pedestrian access is will be granted from Pen-y-pound road, via separate entrances.

Externally, landscaped gardens will surround the care home. Pathways will connect the care home with amenities including a wildlife garden, summer house, raised vegetable beds and lawn.

Where possible, there will be direct access to the gardens from the ground floor. Drawings indicate that this will be available from 16 of the bedrooms and all of the communal amenity spaces.

The Layout

Market Analysis

An initial review of the local demographics has highlighted the following within a 5km radius:

c. 39,601

A total population within 10km

c. 29.4%

Elevated population of over 65 year olds,
against a UK average of 19.4%

41.1%

Average household ownership,
elevated in comparison to a UK average of 31%

£320,443

Average house price

c. 33.5%

of existing provision is purpose built,
while the UK average is 73.3%

188 bed

current demand within 5km,
projected to increase to 215 by 2029

c. 86 EMC

Current undersupply of effective market capacity beds in 5km, increasing to -229 within 10km

*Interested parties should rely on their own research, analysis and enquiries to determine the viability of the location.

More Information

Process

  • Offers are invited for the Freehold of the site. The Land Registry title number is WA799230.
  • Whilst our client will carefully consider all offers, they are not obliged to accept the highest or indeed any offer received.


VAT:
VAT will be payable on a freehold site sale

EPC: Not required

Viewings: 

  • The site can be viewed from the public highway (Pen-Y-Pound). 
  • Please note that no visits are permitted unless arranged via Christie & Co
 

Costs: Each party is to be responsible for their own legal costs, surveyor’s fees and any other costs incurred in the transaction.

Additional Information: Further information including: Drawings and plans, Supporting planning documents, Decision Notice available on the dataroom. Please contact Christie & Co for access. 

Technical Information & Assumptions:

Muller Property Group will obtain planning permission for the scheme which will be for all matters of design, layout, floorplans, external works, materials, finishes and specifications, with only landscaping reserved for later approval.

Contact Us

Sara Hartill MRICS
Associate Director – Healthcare Real Estate Development & Investment

Sara.Hartill@christie.com
+44 7783 811138

Disclaimer

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