North East Lincolnshire Council placed the former Lindsey Lower School in Cleethorpes on the market in June earlier this year with commercial property agents Scotts who have just announced that Yorkare Homes have been given the status of preferred bidder by the Council.

Lawrence Brown of Scotts said “The sale of Lindsey Lower School attracted a lot of interest both locally, regionally and nationally and, after an extensive period of marketing and evaluation of bids put forward, our clients North East Lincolnshire Council and its partner Balfour Beatty have agreed a sale.”

He continued “Yorkare Homes have been given the status of preferred bidder. There are a couple of issues that need clarifying in particular relating to the longer term future of the building but, on the assumption that Yorkare are able to confirm these details, we will move forward into the legal process as quickly as possible.”

A number of offers were put forward for a variety of different uses, some of which have been reported by the press and media. In making the decision on which party to proceed with the Council and Balfour Beatty carried out an extensive evaluation process of all the offers submitted which complied with the criteria set out by the agents.

The Yorkare proposal is for a care home with 40 beds for nursing care and 40 beds for specialist dementia care it includes the retention of the original structure of the school and the creation of a street scene with walkways leading to a café, shop, hairdressers, etc.

Laurence Garton of Yorkare said “We are pleased to have been chosen as the preferred bidder and look forward to providing these much needed care facilities into Cleethorpes and Grimsby. We anticipate creating over 100 jobs and will be investing over £5 million into this project.”

Lawrence brown concluded “Once this process is completed this building, which many people hold close to their hearts, can once again play its part in Cleethorpes.”

For further information contact Lawrence Brown at Scotts on 01472 267000.