What we do

We have a long-standing commitment to investing, developing and creating partnerships for the future of UK healthcare infrastructure.

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With over £1.7 billion* of funds under management in both private and listed investment funds, Octopus Healthcare is helping to transform the UK and Ireland healthcare estate.

*as of 31 December 2018

Case study: Christchurch

Care homes

Homefield Grange Care Home is our superior care home development in Christchurch, near Bournemouth and provides luxurious accommodation for 64 elderly people. The home offers a combination of nursing, residential and dementia care.

Case Study: Pudsey

GP surgeries

The 20 year old health centre, acquired by the MedicX Fund in 2012 and managed by Octopus Healthcare, is already a great example of an innovative approach to delivering more healthcare services in the local community. The building works will help support the growing patient list, scaling services to offer better patient access and very much echoes the direction of NHS England and the GP Five Year Forward View strategy.   Visit Medicx Fund for more details

Our approach to investment

UK healthcare is changing rapidly, creating opportunities to deliver a wider range of services and better experiences for customers. We believe that inspiring new premises can be the catalyst for positive change and impact in a community. Customer care is at the heart of everything we do and we will only invest in and fund buildings and operators who share our values and are as obsessed with the customer experience as we are.
Our flexible approach to working with our partners means we can provide funding to support delivery of more than just a building. We work with operators to build businesses that will become market leading companies in the delivery of better healthcare for the UK. Our team has expertise across a wide range of projects, from primary care, care homes, retirement villages, housing with care and private hospitals.

How we do it

Primary care investment

Octopus Healthcare are the investment advisors to the MedicX Fund who invest and develop primary healthcare properties across the UK and Ireland. If you’re a GP or from the NHS and are looking for investment for a new primary care centre, you’ve come to the right place.

Elderly and specialist care

Octopus Healthcare works with best-in-class operators to fund new premium care properties, becoming their long-term capital partner of choice and supporting their business growth.   With over 40 care environments funded to date, we’re always looking to meet new operators with funding requirements.


Who can help you

Meet everyone

Ben Penaliggon

Care Home Director

Ben has responsibility for all investment across the care home portfolio and chairs the Octopus Healthcare Investment Committee. He is also a member of the Octopus Healthcare Executive Committee.

Freddie Richards

Investment Director

Freddie joined Octopus Healthcare in 2010 and is responsible for acquisitions in the MedicX Healthfund I and MedicX Healthfund II funds, our care home portfolios.

Tim Meggitt

Primary Care Director

Tim manages all aspects of primary care development and investment at Octopus Healthcare and is a member of the Octopus Healthcare Executive Committee.

UK healthcare is changing rapidly, providing the opportunity to deliver a wider range of services and create a better experience for customers. We believe new premises can be the catalyst for positive change and positive impact.

Case study: Newbury

Care homes

Winchcombe Place Care Home is a brand new, purpose built care home in Newbury providing a full range of care services for older people, ranging from residential and nursing care, to short term respite care and even sensitive end of life care.

Case study: Uckfield

GP surgeries

Meads Medical Centre provides a much needed modern healthcare premises and has been long awaited by the community. As a predominantly rural community, providing a medical centre that is easily accessible by both car and public transport was vitally important.

Why develop with us?

Octopus Healthcare has a long-standing commitment to investing in the future of the UK healthcare infrastructure. We take a project from an initial idea through to design, the build and then on to the long term relationship we have with our clients, to make every healthcare development project unique. We look forward to working with people who share our philosophy and desire to make a difference with healthcare development that will benefit the local community.
Our team has worked with GPs and operators to develop modern, fit-for-purpose healthcare buildings which not only improve care for the community but make a positive impact on the landscape of the local area. They have expertise across a wide range of projects, from primary care, care homes, retirement villages, housing with care and private hospitals.

How we do it

Primary care expertise

At Octopus Healthcare, it’s all about what can be done, rather than what has been done in the past. We think “outside the box” to provide the best healthcare experience for our customers. Our integrated development and partnership approach means we support our customers through every step to ensure the success of their project.

Designing future care

We are firm believers that good design has a positive impact on the wellbeing, morale and effectiveness of people working in and using a building.
Every healthcare environment we design is unique and makes a real difference to the community.

Stress-free build process

The construction process can be a stressful time but Octopus Healthcare is here to take the strain. We are highly experienced in negotiating all aspects of building, from planning applications to ensuring high standards and regulations are met.

Sustainability matters

At Octopus Healthcare, sustainability is more than just “being green”. Sustainable development is a fundamental part of the project, ensuring new buildings meet both present and future requirements.

Who can help you

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Richard Dooley

Development Director

Richard is responsible for sourcing and developing new projects across the south of England. Sectors covered include primary and secondary care alongside extra care and retirement living. Richard is also part of the Octopus Healthcare Executive Committee.

Do you have a passion to innovate customer care?

Case study: Corsham

Retirement villages

Wadswick Green is a new approach to retirement living for the over 60's.  Located in 25 acres of Wiltshire parkland between Corsham and Bath, the newly created apartments and homes offer village-style living for residents.

Case study: Ashford

Private hospitals

In January 2016 the One Ashford Hospital opened to bring stated of the art Private healthcare to Ashford in Kent.

Why become a partner?

We are seeking strong and ambitious entrepreneurs and management teams, with a track record of having “done it before”, growing and operating successful businesses at the highest level in their chosen healthcare sector. Our team has expertise across a wide range of projects, from primary care, care homes, retirement villages, housing with care and private hospitals.

We are obsessed with customer care and this sits at the heart of everything we do. We want to work with people who share this value and are equally driven by people and not profits.

This is why our benchmark for partners is high but for you this means the rewards will be substantial.Our promise is to work with you side-by-side, providing the funding and capital to grow your unique business. We will support you every step of the way to ensure your operation is exceptional and you become a market leader.

How we do it

Long-term partnership

We support our partners to grow and maintain operational businesses for the long-term. We only invest in entrepreneurs who share this value and are with us for the long-haul.

Client focused

Our partners are experts in their fields. Our focus is on supporting our partners and doing everything we can to make their businesses market leading.

Entrepreneurial investment

With access to multiple investment funds and expertise in capital raising, Octopus Healthcare takes a very different approach to funding. We have an innovative entrepreneurial approach to investing in your business, which means we can work with you to choose the best funding platform to help grow your business.

Clinical Assurance

Octopus Healthcare is more than just money. We take clinical assurance and governance very seriously, and have a Clinical Assurance function to support you in ensuring your business is leading-edge from a clinical assurance and governance perspective.

Who can help you

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Jose de Pablo

Investment Director

Jose joined Octopus Healthcare in early 2015 and works in the partnerships team sourcing, executing and managing investments within our care home and retirement portfolios.

Shay Ramalingam

Partnerships Director

Part of the Octopus Healthcare Executive team, Shay joined Octopus in 2012. Shay oversees new investments and portfolio companies.