Home Property Aspire LPP sells 78 bedroom care home site in Kings Hill, Kent to Lovett Care

Aspire LPP sells 78 bedroom care home site in Kings Hill, Kent to Lovett Care

by Kirsty Kirsty

Portunus Associates, specialist healthcare real estate agent, acting on behalf of Aspire LPP, has completed the sale of the site, which will provide the first elderly care home in the garden village of Kings Hill, to Lovett Care.

Michael Lucas, Founder and Managing Director of Aspire LPP, said: “Having identified a shortfall in high quality care beds to serve this growing community as it matures, we are pleased to have secured the first elderly care home scheme in the garden village of Kings Hill. We are expecting 2024 to be a busy year as this site is part of a pipeline of care home developments being brought to market by Aspire LPP in locations across the South and Midlands with a demonstrated need for “future-fit” beds.” 

Keith Crockett, Chief Executive of Lovett Care, said: “The acquisition of the site in Kings Hill represents a key milestone in the group’s growth strategy, expanding its geographical presence beyond its original base in the North West and Wales, to other attractive market locations. The new home will be at the heart of the growing community of Kings Hill, offering a modern, high quality elderly care environment for those no longer able to live independently.”

Bernard Wynne, Director of Portunus Associates, said: “After Aspire LPP secured planning consent for this bespoke care home development, we are pleased to have brokered the deal with Lovett Care, who will take the proposed scheme forward with an expected opening in early 2026.”

The site was sold for an undisclosed sum.

Lying in North West Kent, Kings Hill is built on the former West Malling airfield, which was used in World Wars I and II. The aviation connection is still evident within the garden village, which has been planned as a sustainable and integrated business and residential community supported by a mix of sports, leisure, health, educational and retail amenities.

Occupying a prominent corner location close to all the amenities of the village centre, the generous 1.8 acre development site has full planning permission for a premium style care home of 78 beds with wet rooms, and a range of communal resident facilities, set within landscaped gardens.

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