Nottinghamshire Police have completed the sale of their former police station in Rectory Road, West Bridgford to McCarthy Stone.
Under a deal brokered by Box Property and LHS, the old station will be turned into a retirement community.
McCarthy Stone has already worked with Rushcliffe Borough Council to secure planning permission for a project on the site which will see the existing building demolished to make way for 86 one and two bedroom retirement flats, with onsite support , parking and gardens.
The development will also include communal facilities such as a residents’ lounge, mobility scooter charging and storage room, guest suite and internal waste store, with lift access to all floors.
Ben Tebbutt, director of Box Property, said: “There is a real shortage of self-contained accommodation for older people in the area. We have worked closely with McCarthy Stone over the past 12 months to close the deal and are excited to see the next phase of development.
Katie Fisher, Divisional Managing Director at McCarthy Stone, said: “With the completion of the sale of the property, we will soon begin construction and our Retirement Living development will significantly improve local housing choice for older people in West Bridgeford. The development will be ideal for area residents who want to maintain their independence, in their own home, while accessing a warm, fun and caring community of friendly neighbours.
McCarthy Stone operates 475 retirement residences across the UK and retirement residences providing accommodation for over 20,000 people.
Robbie Farrell of Lambert Smith Hampton acted on behalf of Nottingham Police, who transferred officers from the former police training center to a joint site on Loughborough Road with West Bridgford Fire Service.