Our History

Key stepping stones in our journey thus far……

1991 – Incorporation of UGC Holdings Ltd – the founding company of the Malhotra Group PLC

1991 – Acquisition of Parrishes Department Store in Shields Road, Newcastle

1991 – Acquisition of  an existing care home in Birtley, Gateshead

1992 – Acquisition of Belle Vue House Care Home in Sunderland

1996 – Conversion of upper floors to the Parrish Court building into accommodation for 156 students – still used by students of the 2 Universities in Newcastle today

1998 – Acquisition of Parklands Care Home, Seaham – since developed and extended to provide 53 single bedrooms

1999 – Developed one of only a few purpose built care homes that existed in Newcastle at the time that we call Belle Vue which is a 49 bed care home in Heaton

2001 – Acquisition of 11 commercial properties in Shields Road, Newcastle

2003 – Developed our first Arcades business in Shields Road, Newcastle

2004 – Acquired a commercial property in Grainger Street, Newcastle and converted the building into a backpackers hostel called The Albatross – voted #1 backpackers hostel in England by Hostelworld customers

2004 – Our first venture into the licensed sector with the purchase of the Duke of Northumberland public house on Clayton Street, Newcastle

2005 – Acquired prestigious commercial investment properties in Northumberland Street and Blackett Street (both Newcastle City Centre) with tenants such as Barclays Bank, Pret a Manger, and Reid & Sons

2005 – Development of new 54 bed care home called Heatherfield at Annitsford, north of Newcastle – since developed with addition of 20 further beds

2009 – Concurrent development of 2 new care homes at Crawcrook, Gateshead (Addison Court – 70 beds) and Birtley (Covent House – 63 beds)

2010 – Acquired the New Northumbria Hotel in Jesmond, Newcastle that also included Scalini’s Restaurant, Osbornes Bar, and Louis fine dining restaurant

2010 – Acquired the 3 Mile Inn and Scalini’s Restaurant at Gosforth, Newcastle

2011 – Developed and opened 2 brand new care homes – Brunswick House providing 40 beds, and Hadrian House, Wallsend, Newcastle providing 50 beds

2013 – Acquired the Grey Street Hotel on Grey Street, Newcastle

2014 – Developed and opened a 50 bed care home called Brooke House, Denton Burn, Newcastle

2015 – Our flagship care home, Melton House in Melton Park, overlooking Newcastle Racecourse opened in January 2016

2016 – Acquisition of Lea Green Court Care Home, Gosforth

2017 – Complete refurbishment and modernisation of all bedrooms, function rooms and reception area within our Grey Street Hotel, Newcastle including new Beauty Retreat Spa

2018 – Development and opening of a brand new Mexican themed restaurant in Jesmond at the site formerly trading as Scalini’s

2019 – Acquisition of a 50 bedded nursing and residential care home in Alnwick named Hillcrest Care Home. Opening of Leila Lily’s Bar and Restaurant on Grey Street including 212 club lounge.