Law firm Sintons has acted for one of the UK’s biggest social care providers to enable a move to its new head office.
Creative Support, which assists more than 6500 people in more than 62 local authority areas across the country, has relocated its headquarters to Stockport, having been based in Manchester for the past 20 years.
The not-for-profit organisation operates throughout the UK – including the North East – and has 5000 employees nationwide.
The new head office, which houses 150 members of staff and is self-contained, allows for closer inter-departmental working and will help Creative Support to administer its operations effectively. The relocation will also allow for excellent transport links to its services across the UK.
Newcastle-based Sintons is the long-standing legal advisor to Creative Support, which offers services including supported living, supported housing and residential care. It works with people who have mental health needs or learning disabilities, and provides extra care for the elderly, as well as running community and day services.
Sintons is responsible for the majority of Creative Support’s lease work and other property transactions. Most recently the firm acted for the company during its acquisition of fellow care provider Delos Community in 2014, which strengthened its position at the forefront of the social care sector.
Alok Loomba, partner in the Real Estate team at Sintons, and associate David Naughten handled the transaction on behalf of Creative Support.
Olivia Turley, property development specialist at Creative Support, says: “We have been working successfully with Sintons for five years on our property transactions, so the firm was the first choice when requiring legal advice for our head office relocation. Working closely with Sintons has helped enable a successful completion of our move.”
Alok – who leads the firm’s specialist care team, alongside commercial partner Christopher Welch – comments: “This move to enlarged premises was a big decision for Creative Support, with the company being based in its previous home for more than 20 years, but is one which will allow the continued growth and development of an ambitious and forward-thinking social care provider.
“Working closely with our client, the transaction was completed meticulously to allow for the continued running of Creative Support’s head office functions that are so vital in supporting the work of its team across the whole UK.
“Our specialist care team at Sintons works with businesses and organisations in the care sector throughout the UK and we have an enviable reputation for our expertise in what is a very specialist area.
“We are very pleased to work with Creative Support and to guide them through another transaction which paves the way for their future growth and development.”