• Delivering high quality buildings
  • Delivering knowledge, developing success
  • A proven track record
  • Experienced in complex projects

About Us

Panacea Property Development bring over 60 years’ nationwide experience in delivering complex commercial property development. The management team of Gareth Riddell, Neil Patten and Ian Seddon, supported by Chairman Jo Bamford, have a wealth of experience and expertise in delivering turnkey projects for investors and occupiers in various sectors throughout the UK. The company has a proven track record in all aspects of property development and investment and is committed to ensuring that every development achieves social and financial returns on investment. The company operates independently or in partnership with the public and private sector throughout the country – utilising our extensive team of experienced, professional consultants to deliver high quality buildings and complex developments that fully address the occupier’s and community’s needs. Contact Us

Our Services

  • Site Identification
  • Community and stakeholder engagement
  • Infrastructure and site remediation works
  • Building design to fully satisfy occupier’s requirements
  • Securing planning consent
  • Funding
  • Construction procurement and management
  • Socially responsible Investment advice
  • Portfolio management

The management team have been involved in numerous successful projects in all property sectors as demonstrated below:



Forth Banks, Newcastle

Prime 280 unit BTR (Build To Rent) scheme in 3 blocks overlooking the River Tyne in the Stephenson Quarter of Newcastle City Centre. Construction commenced November 2016 with completion of phase 1 due Q2/Q3, 2018 and the final phases due in Q2, 2019. This development is a joint venture with Marcus Worthington Ltd and has been fully funded by a UK institution. Value circa £45M.

The Strand, Liverpool City Centre Waterfront

Prime 383 unit BTR (Build To Rent) scheme. Detailed Planning achieved in December 2016. Construction due to commence in Q3/Q4, 2017 with completion due Q2, 2020. Value circa £100M.

Century Square, Radford Street Phase 1, Sheffield City Centre

Prime modern design, 300 bed student block adjacent to Sheffield University and both Sheffield Children’s and Teaching Hospitals. Completed in September 2016, this “Hodder designed” scheme has been a huge success. The development was a joint venture with Marcus Worthington Ltd and was funded by a UK institution. Value circa £25M.

Radford Street Phase 2/3, Sheffield City Centre

Prime circa 260 unit BTR (Build To Rent) scheme designed by renowned Architects, Hodder + Partners. This development forms the final phases of the successful Radford Street Masterplan which has outline planning consent. Construction is expected to start in Q4, 2017, with completion phased from Q2 , 2019 to Q3, 2019. Value circa £45M.
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Travelodge, The Strand, Waterfront, Liverpool City Centre

141 bed Travelodge and Tesco Express food store in a highly prominent, sensitive location in the World Heritage Site Buffer Zone. Value circa £15M.
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The Strand, Liverpool City Centre, Waterfront

35,0000 sq ft, Liverpool HQ for Halifax Bank. Value circa £10M.

Riverway, Stafford, Phase 1

50,000 sq ft HQ high design office for Entrust, a joint venture between Stafford County Council and Capita PLC. Completed in April 2015, this scheme was fully funded by AVIVA on behalf of their managed funds. Barnfield Group were the contractor. Value circa £14M.

Riverway, Stafford Phase 2

15 unit, assisted living, residential development. Completed Q2, 2016. This phase was forward sold to LaSalle Investment Managers on behalf of BAE Pension Fund. Barnfield Construction were the contractors. Value £3M.
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Riverway, Stafford Phase 3

On behalf of a Regional Registered Provider, Panacea are to develop an 80 unit residential apartment scheme focussed on “elder living”. Construction is due to commence in Q3, 2017 with completion expected Q2, 2019. Value circa £14M .
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Riverway, Stafford Phase 4

On behalf of a Regional Registered Provider, Panacea are to develop a 24 unit “general needs” residential apartment scheme. Construction is due to commence in Q3, 2017 with completion expected Q3, 2018. Value circa £4.25M.

Woodford Airfield

A 500 acre former BAE airfield. A strategic land purchase to deliver over 900 homes, primary school and commercial uses. Detailed planning consent was achieved in 2015 and the site was sold to Redrow Developments. Value “Confidential”.

Royal Mail, Chester West Business Park

200,000 sq ft bespoke industrial development for Royal Mail for use as an Automated Process Centre. Value circa £10M.

Old Port Gas Works

Mixed use redevelopment of 15 acre brownfield site. Value “Confidential”.
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Winwick Quay Business Park, Warrington

400,000 sq ft mixed use estate, secured a change of use of part of the estate for leisure occupiers. Value circa £27M.

Plas Coch Retail Park

Multi let retail park anchored by Sainsburys. Other tenants include: Homebase, Currys, Boots and Odeon. Value circa £20M.
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Washington Square, Workington

300,000 sq ft redevelopment of Workington Town Centre. Tenants include Debenhams and Next. Value circa £70M.
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Weaver Street, Chester City Centre

20,000 sq ft City HQ for Halifax Bank in highly prominent location in Chester City Centre. Value circa £6M.

Calder Phase 1 and 2, Chester West Business Park

70,000 sq ft bespoke industrial development to consolidate UK operations into one location. Value circa £5M.
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Pure Gym, Winwick Quay, Warrington

20,000 sq ft gym to transform industrial property into leisure destination. Value “forms part of Winwick Quay Development”.

HMCS, The Strand, Liverpool City Centre Waterfront

Selected in competitive tender for a new 200,000 sq ft Magistrates Court. Scheme did not proceed due to Austerity measures in 2008. Value “Confidential”
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Indigo Portfolio

Mixed use UK wide Office / Industrial portfolio of circa 1,000,000 sq ft. Value circa £120M.

Key People

Jo Bamford

Jo is Chairman and principal shareholder of the Company. He has considerable knowledge and experience of the construction sector as a result of his family history.

Gareth Riddell MRICS

Gareth is a board director and shareholder of the Company. He is also the owner of the successful property asset management and investment agency, Riddell TPS, and holds numerous other directorships in property related companies. Gareth has over 30 years’ experience in all aspects of large scale commercial property portfolio management and development.

Neil Patten

Neil is a board director and shareholder of the Company. He has over 20 years’ experience in all aspects of turnkey property development for blue chip occupiers. Neil is also MD of the successful family property development and investment company, Patten Properties Ltd, and other associated companies.

Ian Seddon FCA

Ian is a Panacea board director (finance and commercial). He has over 25 years experience in controlling large scale developments and investment projects and recently led the re development of the ex BAE systems airfield site at Woodford in Cheshire. He has been a chartered accountant for over 20 years.


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Manchester based developer, Panacea Property Development, has secured planning approval from Sheffield City Council for further phases of its Well […]


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