AHT puts its historic Kentford home on the market

The Animal Health Trust has put Lanwades Hall, Kentford, on the market to fund purpose built offices ANL-160425-101708001
The Animal Health Trust has put Lanwades Hall, Kentford, on the market to fund purpose built offices ANL-160425-101708001

Lanwades Hall

The Tudor-style mansion in Kenford, built in 1907 for James Larnack using his Derby winnings, is currently home to a number of the charity’s support teams.

Stephen Masson, AHT chief operating officer, said: “Lanwades Hall is a beautiful building but it no longer meets the needs of the charity. Our plan is to sell Lanwades Hall and build a purpose-built office building within Lanwades Park which will better serve what we are trying to achieve.”

The charity, which celebrates its 75th anniversary in 2017, has had a base in the 120-acre Lanwades Park since the 1960s, where it has veterinary referral clinics, diagnostic laboratory services and scientific laboratories undertaking pioneering research into diseases and injuries of horses, dogs and cats.

Mr Masson added: “We’re not going anywhere. The charity is going from strength to strength and we have ambitious plans to further our work to help more animals.”

The AHT says sale will have no impact on patient appointments and access to its veterinary clinics will is unchanged.

The sale is handled by Jock Lloyd-Jones at Jackson-Stops and Staff on 01638 662231.