Historic 19th century Derbyshire hospital building sold to residential developer

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An historic 19th century Derbyshire hospital building has been sold to a residential developer.

Newholme Hospital, in Bakewell, which originated as a workhouse in 1841 and is now being decommissioned by the NHS, has been sold by property consultancy Fisher German to an undisclosed residential developer.

Fisher German acted on behalf of NHS Property Services Ltd to market Newholme Hospital after it became surplus to requirements following the announcement of a new £11 million NHS integrated health hub which is being constructed on land adjoining the site and is expected to open later this year.

Despite turbulent market conditions as a result of rising interest rates and the complexity of the site, including five Grade II listed buildings, Fisher German has now completed the sale.

The hospital is expected to close when all current health services transfer into the new integrated health hub.

Newholme Hospital was marketed as a development opportunity, with potential to transform the site, including its Grade II listed buildings, into residential accommodation.

The developer will be revealing its proposed plans for the site in the coming months.

Rupert Collis, of Fisher German, said: “We are extremely pleased to complete the sale of Newholme Hospital on behalf of

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