Impact Healthcare REIT acquires UK care home portfolio

Impact Healthcare REIT acquires UK care home portfolio

Impact Healthcare REIT plc has invested in a portfolio of six care homes which were owned and operated by Morris Care Limited. The purchase price is €63.3m (£56m), which will partly be paid in cash and partly with an issue of new shares.


Morris Care enjoys a strong local reputation for delivering high-acuity care and has established good working relationships with the local NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups. The vendors have granted a licence for the homes to continue to trade under the Morris Care brand for three years and the operational management team of Morris Care will transfer to Welford Healthcare, which will operate the homes.  Welford is an existing Group tenant and the investment will take the Group's relationship with Welford to 18 care homes across England with 1,087 beds.


The portfolio has 438 high-quality beds, of which 400 have en suite bathrooms, with five homes in Shropshire and one in Cheshire. The homes each have an established track record of delivering strong operational performance. Four of the homes have EPC ratings of B, and two are rated C, with outline strategies in place for achieving an EPC rating of B.


Number of beds

Isle Court Nursing Home


Radbrook Nursing Home


Oldbury Grange Nursing Home


Morris Care Centre


Corbrook Park Nursing Home


Stretton Hall



The funding of the investment has been made initially by way of a loan by the Group to Welford. The structure creates several benefits for all stakeholders, including enabling Welford to take immediate operational control of the six homes, thereby avoiding a potentially lengthy transition period while regulatory approvals are sought to register the operation of the homes in new legal entities.

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