Oakley are helping Headway East Sussex to raise £1.25 million from their 13 acre site

July 18th, 2017

The Newick based charity Headway East Sussex has suffered statutory funding cuts and rising costs of service provision, so must now raise a significant amount to remain open to support people living with brain injuries to lead more independent lives.

The charity’s picturesque 13 acre East Sussex site offers extensive facilities for rehabilitation and reablement of its visitors and their families. The volunteer led facilities include a gym, a kitchen garden that supplies fresh fruit and veg to the site’s kitchen, a relaxing woodland pond area, a former coach house for socialising and several large therapy rooms for activities such as woodwork. The site is well situated for those in need in the Sussex area; Newick is a welcome countryside retreat less than an hour’s drive from Brighton, Crawley, Horsham, Eastbourne, and Royal Tunbridge Wells.

Sale of investment land
The Coach House

A win-win situation for all

As Headway House is essential to the services that Headway East Sussex provide, it’s vital that they maintain their presence at Newick. So, to release £1.25million value in the property to put back into funding the charity’s activities, the Board of Trustees have voted to sell the site but remain as Leaseholders for a minimum of 5 years.

Oakley property have stepped in to support Headway East Sussex in realising the full market value of the property and to find a suitable investor to take on the site.

Steven Harvey, Director of the Commercial Team at Oakley comments:

“Headway East Sussex are a wonderful charity with fantastic facilities for their clients. Their decision to sell the site shows their commitment to the future by raising considerable funds, without any disruption to their day-to-day services. The Newick location is very attractive, and offers an excellent long term investment opportunity for the right buyer, whom will also benefit from the immediate lease back at £65,000 per annum. It’s a very beneficial sale for all concerned” 

Sale of 13 acre site in Newick
The Victorian House at Headway East Sussex's Newick site

Further information about the sale of Headway House can be obtained from Steven Harvey, Commercial Director at Oakley Property. Steven can be contacted by email steven@oakleyproperty.com or phone 01273 645772 and is situated at Marlborough Place Brighton, Oakley’s Head Office.

If you would like further information about the plans or would like to find out more about the services that Headway East Sussex provides, please contact Michele Fleming, Chief Executive Officer, Headway East Sussex on 01825 724323 or email michele.fleming@headwayeastsussex.org.uk.