Healthcare lending and operation

Addressing housing and care needs for an ageing population

As life expectancy in the UK increases, so does the need for suitable accommodation and services to support our ageing population. This means there’s a large and rapidly growing market for high-quality healthcare property investment.

Octopus Real Estate aims to deliver a better healthcare experience by investing in carefully designed care homes, retirement villages and other healthcare facilities.

How Fern supports healthcare

Since 2014, Fern has provided over £250 million of construction finance to companies in the healthcare sector.

An established and award-winning team

Octopus Real Estate is an award-winning specialist investor in UK healthcare real estate, with a team of 110 sector specialists providing finance for UK property investment and development. 

The team manages over £1 billion of investments with a focus on sectors requiring significant investment, like care homes and retirement communities.

Strategic partnerships with leading healthcare operators create exceptional healthcare facilities.

Rangeford Villages Limited

An Octopus Real Estate case study

Fern owns Rangeford Villages Limited (Rangeford), which specialises in creating high-quality residential environments for people aged over 60. It builds contemporary retirement communities in which people can live in attractive surroundings with a wide range of amenities and leisure activities on their doorstep.

Unlike the traditional care home concept, where people live in a home for just 18 months on average, Rangeford expects residents to move in much earlier in their lives, benefiting from progressive levels of care as their needs change over time. Each village has central amenities that offer levels of service equivalent to an upscale hotel. Amenities vary depending on location, but typically each community will include a central facility with a spa, salon, gym, swimming pool, restaurant and bar/lounge.

Residents can also access onsite healthcare services by subscribing to wellbeing packages that can be tailored to their particular needs. Once a site is complete, Rangeford sells units to residents to live in and continues to manage the day-to-day activities of the retirement village. Rangeford currently has three retirement villages either in use or under development: Wadswick Green (near Bath), Pickering (Yorkshire) and Cirencester (in the Cotswolds).

Octopus Inheritance Tax Service

Fern Trading is managed by Octopus on behalf of investors in Octopus Inheritance Tax Service. The only way to buy shares in Fern is through the service.

Octopus Inheritance Tax Service

Fern Trading is managed by Octopus on behalf of investors in Octopus Inheritance Tax Service. The only way to buy shares in Fern is through the service.

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