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Home from home.

We transformed derelict houses into much needed home away from home accommodation for families with very sick children at a local hospital.

Working alongside our charity client we revitalised a terrace of long since derelict Victorian townhouses, creating accommodation for families with sick children while retaining income generating assets.

Initially the charity considered selling the houses to developers as the poor condition of the properties was causing bad publicly in the local community. We linked up with the local hospital and collaborated with another charity to transform the derelict properties into free, home from home accommodation.

On the charity's behalf we set up a three-way agreement that brought the townhouses back to life while providing an invaluable resource for families. We then led the project through consultation, procurement, planning and redevelopment. The new Ronald McDonald House opened in October 2012 and has been operating at high occupancy levels ever since. The properties themselves are now an asset to the community and have greatly enhanced the local conservation area.

Using our expertise we were able to help the charity retain valuable, income generating assets and restore its reputation in the local community while also being able to make life a little easier for those families with sick children staying in the nearby hospital.