Deal brokered for both the Diocese of Leeds and Leeds Mencap

Published on: 13th October 2016

Acting on behalf of the Diocese of Leeds, we have sold a vacant development site to Leeds Mencap, an independent local charity which supports children and adults with learning disabilities.

The new site, which is located on Vinery Terrace/Raincliffe Road just off the A64 East of Leeds City Centre, has enabled it to create a new purpose built building, providing over 9,000 sq ft of specialist accommodation and much-improved facilities.

Once Leeds Mencap had exchanged on the new site, and whilst working to obtain planning consent for the build, it appointed us to find a buyer for its former building charity centre in East End Park. We were able to quickly find a buyer for the building and synchronise the transaction so that it completed only once Leeds Mencap had relocated to the new Vinery Centre.

Loretta Jones, head of fundraising at Leeds Mencap, said: “This fantastic new building provides us with the opportunity to expand our services over time and as Sanderson Weatherall was able to secure us a buyer for our former site, it helped contribute to the necessary funding to make the move viable.

“Our fundraising efforts now focus on raising money for our services and if we can continue to secure support, we will be able to work towards meeting the needs of more people with learning disabilities.”

Leeds Mencap provides services and activities to improve the lives and opportunities of children and adults with a learning disability along with their families and carers. The charity currently supports over 250 families on a weekly basis and aims to provide support, advice and practical help for the whole family, long term.

In addition to these services, the new centre also supports the local community by providing nursery places for local children and hires spaces for a wide range of local community groups including a variety of learning disability organisations.

Luke Barrett, associate partner in our corporate real estate team said: “We are delighted to firstly have achieved a successful sale for the Diocese of Leeds and once it had exchanged, to have been asked by the purchaser, Leeds Mencap, to dispose of their existing property. This was sold to the Machimmaram Thai Community and will be used as a community centre. We appreciate their patience and cooperation in agreeing to exchange with a delayed completion, which meant Leeds Mencap could remain in place until their new property was ready to occupy.”

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