FM Group purchase former Sunnyside Royal Hospital Site in seven figure deal

August 24, 2016

Sunnyside Hospital, Hillside near Montrose, Angus...pic Paul Reid

Sunnyside Hospital, Hillside near Montrose, Angus…pic Paul Reid

The FM Group and Montrose based Pert Bruce Construction Ltd, www.pertbruce.co.uk have purchased the former Sunnyside Royal Hospital site from NHS Tayside in a seven figure deal.

“Sunnyside Estate” www.sunnysideestate.co.uk will be the joint venture company responsible for the transformation of the old hospital site back into a prominent feature within the Hillside & Montrose communities. The development will comprise of a mixed use consisting of Housing, Retail, Commercial and Social Housing, with the construction and refurbishment project representing a multi-million pound investment in the local area.

David Stewart, Director of Sunnyside Estate, said: “Sunnyside” brings together an idyllic setting, history and a uniqueness seldom found in other sites. Our goal is to create a development of distinction that will blend into the mature natural environment and create a legacy for the area, as the loss of the hospital represented a blow to North Angus and we hope to bring this back, by providing a multi-use site that gives both development and open area to add to the local community.

Rory Ballantyne, Director of Ballantynes who acted on behalf on NHS Tayside in the sale of Sunnyside Royal Hospital said “Ballantynes are delighted to have completed the sale of a very complex and substantial site.  NHS Tayside are pleased that a local firm have taken on the project and their commitment to the regeneration of Sunnyside Royal Hospital was a key driver in the sale process.  We look forward to seeing the site transform under Sunnyside Estate.

Sunnyside Estate now plan to move forward with the current outline plan approved for the site to consult with the local community groups and obtain planning permission to allow construction works to commence.

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