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Selling a surplus site for £750,000, enabling social housing

Dorset CCG announced the site surplus to requirements in June 2018, and NHSPS was tasked with providing the best value for the site, with a quick turnaround to save on site running costs.

Upon placing the site on The Electronic Property Information Mapping Service (e-PIMS™), which is  the central database of Central Government Civil Estate properties and land, Dorset Council and East Boro Housing Trust started negotiations and we came to a sale.

This site will now be converted into specialist accommodation to provide housing and care support to vulnerable adults in the local community as well as two family homes. This project was funded by the NHS England Transforming Care Programme, to support moving patients from hospital beds to more suitable residential settings.

Selling the surplus site generated £750,000, which can now be reinvested into the NHS estate. It also meant the NHS will save the running costs of £65,000 per annum.

The new premises will enable residents to leave hospital settings and enjoy their home environment with care support, as well as freeing up hospital bed space for those who need it most, and saving the NHS in-patient care costs (£500,000pa versus £200,000pa).

The project has been nominated for “The Most Outstanding Contribution to Health Delivery Outcomes in the UK in 2018” award by the UK Over 50s Housing Awards.