Specialist College Locates to Littlemoor

17th November 2014

Sheffield, UK  A college specialising in the education of people with learning disabilities has located to a new headquarters at Littlemoor House in Eckington.

Littlemoor House, a two-storey 5,500 sq ft brick-built office building marketed by the Sheffield office of Knight Frank on behalf of Bramah Ltd, has been bought outright by the Landmarks College because of its location in a site of outstanding natural beauty, set in its own grounds in the Derbyshire countryside. The purchase sees Landmarks College move from its former premises in Creswell to Eckington on the South Yorkshire/Derbyshire boundary, providing improved facilities, increased space, dedicated parking and an outdoor environment which features strongly in the college's curriculum and learning process. Peter Whiteley, partner at Knight Frank, said: -The sale of Littlemoor House to Landmarks is a great story because although the building is essentially a purpose built office space, it provided all of the requirements for the college to locate to. -Littlemoor House sits within mature, landscaped grounds just outside of the old village centre of Eckington, eight miles south-east of Sheffield and with good access to Sheffield, Chesterfield, Worksop and Nottingham catchment areas. -The building has been configured to a high specification, offering a mix of cellular and open plan environments which are well suited to the college's requirements, as are the high levels of natural light which the property also benefits from. -And from a forward planning perspective, Littlemoor House has the potential for expansion to the rear landscaped grounds subject to the local planning permissions. Landmarks College offers a wide range of programmes which are individually tailored to meet a variety of needs and the new location provides a tranquil environment for its pupils to learn and work. Its teaching emphasis is on the delivery of skills to enable independence for students with learning disabilities, autistic spectrum disorders and behavioural difficulties. Dr Dawn Green, Principal at Landmarks College, said: -It has been a long-term aspiration for Landmarks to purchase its own premises.  Due to recent growth and diversification the old site was not fit for purpose and we set about the task of finding alternative accommodation.  -As soon as we viewed Littlemoor House, we knew it could provide the perfect base for our College.  We enjoyed excellent support and guidance from Peter Whiteley and the team at Knight Frank and eventually secured the premises. The students love the building and the external spaces. Visiting professionals, parents and carers are impressed with the facilities Littlemoor House provides. For further information contact Peter Whiteley at Knight Frank on 0114 272 9750.

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