For immediate release
19 October 2016
MedicX Fund Limited
("MedicX Fund", "the Fund" or "the Company")
Acquisition of new primary healthcare centre
MedicX Fund, (LSE: MXF), the specialist primary care infrastructure investor in modern, purpose-built, primary healthcare properties in the United Kingdom and Ireland, is pleased to announce that it has contracted to acquire, by way of forward funding, a new primary healthcare medical centre in Brynmawr, South Wales. The property is due to be completed in November 2017.
The acquisition is being made under the framework agreement with General Practice Investment Corporation ("GPI") which was agreed in May 2013.
The completed development will be let to the Local Health Board and Bestway Pharmacy. All leases will be for a term of 20 years from practical completion. The completed property will consist of 1,587 m2 with an initial passing rent of approximately £300,000 per annum, subject to three-yearly effectively upwards only market rent reviews.
The MedicX Fund's total property portfolio now comprises 153 properties throughout the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland of which 146 are operational and fully let, with 7 under construction. The annualised rent roll for all properties is now £37.4 million.
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For further information please contact:
MedicX Fund +44 (0) 1481 723 450
David Staples, Chairman
Octopus Healthcare Group +44 (0) 20 3142 4820
Mike Adams, Chief Executive Officer
Buchanan +44 (0) 20 7466 5000
Charles Ryland/Vicky Hayns
Information on MedicX Fund Limited
MedicX Fund Limited (the "Fund" or the "Company", or together with its subsidiaries, the "Group") is the specialist primary care infrastructure investor in modern, purpose-built primary healthcare properties in the United Kingdom and Ireland, listed on the London Stock Exchange, with a portfolio comprising 153 properties.
The Investment Adviser to the Company is Octopus Healthcare Adviser Ltd, which is part of the Octopus Healthcare group. Octopus Healthcare invests in and develops properties as well as creating partnerships to deliver innovative healthcare buildings to improve the health, wealth and wellbeing of the UK. It currently manages over £1 billion of healthcare investments across a number of platforms, with a focus on four core areas: GP surgeries, care homes, retirement housing and private hospitals. Octopus Healthcare is part of the Octopus group, a fast-growing UK fund management business with leading positions in several specialist sectors including healthcare property, energy, property finance and smaller company investing. Octopus manages £6 billion of funds for more than 50,000 retail and institutional investors.
Octopus Healthcare Adviser Ltd is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.
The Company's website address is www.medicxfund.com. Neither the contents of the Company's website nor the contents of any website accessible from hyperlinks on the Company's website (or any other website), nor the contents of any website accessible from hyperlinks within this announcement, are incorporated into, or forms part of, this announcement.
This information is provided by RNS