Ashbourne | Derbyshire

74 Bed Care Home Development Opportunity

The Opportunity

An outstanding development opportunity to deliver a market leading care home in one of the most affluent settlements in Derbyshire

  • Located within the attractive market town of Ashbourne in the Derbyshire Dales, Ashbourne is one of the most affluent and desirable settlements in Derbyshire

  • Proposed 74-bed scheme with positive pre-application planning feedback

  • Vendor will fund and submit a planning application in Q2 2024

  • Benefitting from average house prices exceeding £360,000 throughout the 5-mile catchment of the site

  • Significant lack of en-suite wet room bed spaces and very limited dedicated dementia provision in existing care homes servicing the catchment

  • Highly accessible site with excellent public transport links

  • Complementary existing and proposed surrounding uses – residential, commercial and green spaces

  • Site area measures 1.63 acres (0.66 hectares)

  • Freehold site (title no. DY486203) with vacant possession

The Location

The site is located some 2 kilometres South East of Ashbourne Town Centre, on the North side of Derby Road, immediately adjacent to the eastern terminal roundabout for the A52 Ashbourne by-pass, and between Derby Road to the South and the extensive Airfield Industrial Estate to the North.

Ashbourne is an affluent market town located in the Derbyshire Dales within the East Midlands. The closest town to the Dovedale valley in the Peak District and is described as ‘The Gateway to Dovedale’.

The 5-mile catchment area boasts an average house price exceeding £360,000

Links & Transport

The site is easily accessible by road and benefits from the nearby convergence of the A52 and A515 which provide access to nearby towns of Mayfield and Clifton.

Bus routes run along Derby Road and provide public transport with the closest bus stop a 3 minute walk from the site, providing access to the centre of Ashbourne in 10 minutes.

The Site

  • The site is accessed via two separate entrances off Derby Road, the northern entrance is currently operational, servicing the existing property. An entrance once used for the industrial estate located on the South of the application site is no longer utilised.

  • The site is opposite to Cameron Homes’ Sycamore Grange housing development which comprises four and five-bedroom detached houses with prices ranging from £500,000 to £729,000. The development sold out earlier in the summer.

  • To the north east of the property is the Airfield Industrial Estate from which the site is well screened by a boundary of mature trees and foliage.
  • Further east of the site is the proposed Dales Park development which will comprise a new high quality business park, new commercial units, a pub, hotel, community facilities and more than 360 homes. The link road, Harrison Way, opened earlier this year.
  • The remaining surrounding area of the site is characterised by existing and proposed residential, commercial properties and green spaces.

The Care Home

The care home has been sensitively designed by experienced care home architects to offer a range of features and amenities expected by private fee paying residents and their families.

Key Features

  • 74-beds with 100% ensuite wet room bed spaces

  • Accommodation over 2.5-storeys

  • Ample communal provision comprising:

– resident lounges

– entrance lobby

– dedicated dining spaces

– hair salon

– cinema

  • 27 car parking spaces including 3 accessible parking spaces and an ambulance bay

  • Private garden and terrace spaces

  • Dedicated back of house facilities for staff

The Layout

Market Analysis

Within 5-miles of the site the market picture is as follows;


Average house price for all homes

An affluent market with limited provision of elderly and dedicated dementia care


of existing care beds offer dedicated dementia care


Number of existing care homes which meet futureproof investment standards


Undersupply of beds within a 10 mile radius


Competing sites with planning permission for new care homes


Quoted fees for Nursing care

Evidence of strong fees in older homes


Quoted fees for Personal care

Note: Catchment area based on the statistics for September 2023, sourced from Carterwood Analytics

Ashbourne Care Home - Market Analysis​ Map

More Information

Tenure: Freehold
VAT: The property has not been elected for VAT.

The Process

  • Offers are invited on an unconditional and subject to planning basis
  • All enquires are to be addressed directly to the CBRE team
  • Under no circumstances are any enquires to be raised to our client, directly without prior written agreement of CBRE
  • Please note that no visits are permitted unless arranged via CBRE
  • The Vendor is not obliged to accept the highest offer, or any offer
  • CBRE will confirm further process details in writing to interested parties
  • The site will be subject to a site investigation which will inform ground conditions and foundation design. For the purpose of making an offer, piled foundations should be assumed

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.

Further planning & technical information is available on request.

Contact Us

Ellis Cooney
+44: 07721 344193

Fi Patterson
+44: 07388958450


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