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Little Sisters of the Poor care home is on the market

Posted on - 19th August, 2016 - 5:04pm | Author - | Posted in - Business, Fulwood, Housing, Preston News
An aerial view of the Little Sisters of the Poor care home

An aerial view of the Little Sisters of the Poor care home

A Preston care home run by a group of nuns has been put on the market.

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The Little Sisters of the Poor announced in April they would be leaving the city.

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The Jeanne Jugan Residence has been a part of the city since 1881, when it began in Deepdale Road.

CBRE Manchester has placed the care home up for sale. It has 39 bedrooms, 15 staff bedrooms, a chapel, doctor’s surgery, common areas, tea room and conservatory.

It stretches across four acres off Garstang Road in Fulwood.

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Senior director of specialist markets at CBRE Manchester Shaun Skidmore said: “This 19th Century property is a truly unique offering for the market and presents a number of opportunities to ensure its long-term sustainability.

“We are looking forward to speaking with interested parties and working with our client to ensure the best outcome for this special development.”

The Jeanne Jugan Residence in Preston Pic: Tony Worrall

The Jeanne Jugan Residence in Preston Pic: Tony Worrall

At the time of announcing the Little Sisters were leaving the Bishop of Lancaster Michael Campbell said: “While I am deeply saddened by this decision, I understand completely the challenges which the Sisters face and sympathise with the circumstances they find themselves in.

“I have always had and continue to have the highest regard and appreciation for the Little Sisters of the Poor and the selfless work they have done for the elderly and dying.”

What do you think about the nuns leaving? What do you think it will become? Let us know in the comments below

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