Children's home for sale after conversion from old people's home

A new children's home in Lower Penn has gone on the market.

Bearnett House
Bearnett House

Bearnett House in Bearnett Drive, Lloyd Hill, is being converted from an old people's home to a start-of-the-art children's home able to accommodate a dozen youngsters with learning disabilities.

Specialist business property adviser Christie & Co is seeking someone to to rent the grade 2 listed building that is in its final stages of completion.

It is being offered for long-term lease for the building which can be used for permanent residency as well as respite care.

Mahesh Mehan decided to bring the home to market to allow a new operator to run it under management.

Tamara Gee, associate director at Christie & Co, who is handling the leasing, said: “I feel honoured to be working with Mr Mehan on this opportunity. He is a credible children’s home operator with a huge passion for this sector, and he will undoubtedly continue to thrive as he creates more replicas of this type of beautiful home.

“There is a huge demand for this type of specialism, and we anticipate a good level of interest from operators.”

Hundreds of objectors lost a battle to stop the former nursing home off the A449 Stourbridge Road from being turned into a residential home for children with learning disabilities.

Neighbours living near Bearnett House feared the nature of the potential young occupants would lead to noise and disruption for elderly residents.

A petition containing 295 signatures was submitted to South Staffordshire Council opposing the change of use. there were also 67 letters of objection.

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