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Octopus Real Estate to develop and fund 60-bedroom care home for Brendoncare in Winchester

12 Nov 2020

Octopus Real Estate, part of Octopus Group and a leading UK specialist real estate lender and investor, has announced the completion of a new deal to develop and fund the construction of a 60-bedroom Brendoncare care home in Winchester, for older people. The development will be forward funded by the Octopus Healthcare Fund for approximately £15 million and is being developed by Octopus Real Estate’s in-house healthcare development team.

St Giles View, which will be built on the site of a former care home, has been custom designed for Brendoncare who will lease and operate the new home. As well as all bedrooms having private en-suite wetroom facilities, there will also be an onsite café which will be open for residents, their families, and the local community to use.

Octopus Real Estate continues to grow its portfolio of over 60 modern, purpose-built care homes across the UK, addressing the growing need for high-quality real estate that supports the health and wellbeing of the UK’s ageing population. Brendoncare is a registered charity with over 700 staff throughout its care homes, clubs division and in its central office in Winchester.

Ed Clough, Director, Care Homes at Octopus Real Estate, commented:

We’re delighted to be developing and funding this new, best-in-class care home for Brendoncare. It is an exciting project which pulls together the specialist development and investment expertise within Octopus Real Estate and will deliver a high-quality care home for the local community in Winchester. 

“We have worked closely with Brendoncare to make sure the home is designed to a high standard meeting their bespoke requirements. Brendoncare’s knowledge of the local area has been invaluable and we hope to work together on future new homes, too.”

Marianne Wanstall, Chief Executive at Brendoncare, commented:

“We are absolutely thrilled that the deal has been completed and to be working with Octopus Real Estate on this exciting project. The new home will provide much needed care for nursing, dementia, residential, respite and end-of-life residents in Winchester.

“The community spaces will be invaluable for us to be able to offer services to local people, helping to prevent social isolation and loneliness. We will also be providing community support services for people who may need extra help to enable them to continue to live independently in their own home.”


For journalists in their professional capacity only. Personal opinions may change and should not be seen as advice or a recommendation. Octopus Real Estate is the trading name of Octopus Investments Ltd (Reg No 03942880), Bridgeco Ltd (Reg No 6629989), Fern Trading Ltd (Reg No 6447318), Nino Ltd (Reg No 9015082), Octopus Healthcare Development Ltd (Reg No 03788979) and Octopus Co-Lend Ltd (Reg No 8913299), all registered in England & Wales at: 33 Holborn, London, EC1N 2HT, and Octopus Real Estate S.ar.l. (Reg No B189290) registered in Luxembourg at: 412F, Route d’Esch, Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, 2086, Luxembourg. Octopus Investments Ltd and Octopus Co-Lend Ltd are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Issued by Octopus Real Estate. Issued November 2020.