Burton based commercial property agents, Rushton Hickman Ltd, has completed a lease of the former Hawthorne Business Centre, located in Stapenhill, Burton upon Trent, to Lotus Care Services.

The property was originally the Stapenhill Police Station and offers 1,384 SqFt (128.57 SqM) of internal space comprising reception lobby, 8 offices, kitchen, ladies, gents and disabled wc facilities including a shower, plus on-site parking.

The new business will operate as Lotus Enrichment Centre which offers a specialized day care service for adults with learning disabilities, autism and challenging behaviours. The centre includes a sensory room, art and crafts room, sensory exploration room, cinema room, 2 service user hubs, a dining room and kitchen area.

Business owners – Gemma Cawser and Jun-Wai Wong , commented “We have over 20 years combined experience in caring for both children and adults who have learning disabilities, autism and associated challenging behaviours. We really enjoy what we do and love seeing what the service users are able to achieve within our centre.”

“We chose this property as it is important to our service users they are close to all local amenities. The location is easily accessible to the local community of Burton and the surrounding areas. Opening the enrichment centre has also created local employment. We have taken on some amazing staff who are all fully trained up and as the service grows we have plans to employ more like minded individuals to come and join the team.”

“We’d like to add a personal note of thanks to Rushton Hickman and especially to Simon as he was brilliant. He kept in touch regularly throughout the process and was a pleasure to work with.”

Rushton Hickman Commercial Property Agent – Simon Walker commented “As soon as I knew this property was going to be put on the market, I immediately saw the potential as a day care centre, particularly as it was already DDA compliant and had on-site car parking.”

“We negotiated lease terms and completed the deal quickly on this property. Lotus Enrichment Centre services will certainly benefit the local community, particularly as it is sited in a densely residential area. A great result for Gemma and Jun-Wai, our client and ourselves.“

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