Aedifica has acquired two care homes under construction in the UK – based in Leeds and Northampton.

The Leeds site is within Rawdon, acquired for £14.5m with the capacity for 66 units – the operators is Danforth. And the Northampton site on in Overstone also has capacity for circa 66 units and it was acquired for the same cost of £14.5m – the operator being Halcyon Care Homes.

Stefaan Gielens, CEO of Aedifica, commented: “We are very pleased to announce that Aedifica will invest approx. £29 million in the development of two brand-new purpose-built care homes in Leeds and Northampton. The purpose-built care properties will each comprise 66 en-suite bedrooms for seniors requiring continuous care. We look forward to continuing to invest in future-proof healthcare real estate with our British team.”

Bruce Walker, Country Manager of Aedifica UK, adding: “In the design of these new development projects, special attention was paid to environmental standards and energy efficiency. This acquisition also marks the start of the collaboration with a new operator, Danforth and the extension of our collaboration with Halcyon Care Homes, an established elderly care home developer and provider.”

The Rawdon project will be developed in Rawdon, Leeds (761,000°inhabitants, County West Yorkshire) and the Northampton project will be developed in Overstone, Northampton (215,000°inhabitants, County Northamptonshire). Both care homes will accommodate 66 residents in spacious bedrooms with ensuite facilities that are specifically tailored to suit the needs of elderly people requiring continuous care. The buildings will use energy-efficient systems, such as a heat pump, contributing to the continued improvement of the sustainability of Aedifica’s real estate portfolio. Construction works have already started and are expected to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2022. Both buildings are being developed by the LNT Group, an experienced and dedicated care home developer and operator, having developed over 100 care home projects in the United Kingdom. After completion of the present projects, Aedifica and LNT Group will have worked together on 6 care home projects.