Future of former Rastrick Independent school revealed as building is sold off

The future of Rastrick Independent School has been revealed after the building was sold off.

By Ian Hirst
Monday, 7th June 2021, 9:36 am
Updated Monday, 7th June 2021, 10:23 am
The former Rastrick Independent school
The former Rastrick Independent school

Specialist business property adviser, Christie & Co, has announced the sale of former school and day Nursery.

The school’s previous owner, Rastrick Educational Services Limited, went into liquidation in October 2019 and Christie & Co was appointed by Joint Liquidator, Claire Dowson of Begbies Traynor, to market the property.

The site has been purchased by local housing developer, D2M3 (Yorkshire) Limited, which plans to convert the property into residential dwellings while maintaining the building’s original features.

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Speaking on behalf of the company, Director, Mr Mark Robinson, said: “The school presents a rare opportunity to deliver a signature development in the heart of Rastrick that reflects the history and heritage of the site.

"We look forward to working with Calderdale Council to create a mixture of renovated, converted and new build houses that combine modern building practices with traditional crafts to deliver warm and characterful homes.”

Founded over 25 years ago, the former school had capacity for up to 482 pupils aged between five and 16 years.

The school’s previous owners had maintained a traditional feel throughout the property, retaining a grand reception hallway, as well as consistently investing and expanding the facilities to include a generous sized sports hall and multiple classrooms.

Vicky Marsland, Senior Business Agent at Christie & Co, who handled the sale, said: “Despite there being a number of hurdles to face with the process during the COVID-19 pandemic, it has been a pleasure to worth with both the buyers and the liquidators on this transaction.

"I wish D2M3 all the best with its new project and look forward to seeing the results, breathing new life into such a beautiful building.”

The former Rastrick Independent School & Day Nursery was sold at an undisclosed price.

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