16 May 2019

Legal & General and PGGM have expanded their UK built-to-rent venture with acquisition of sites in London for a '500m development

Legal & General and PGGM have expanded their UK built-to-rent venture with acquisition of sites in London for a '500m development

With this latest acquisition, Legal & General said it has brought its total BTR pipeline to nearly 5,000 homes across the country. The latest scheme is Legal & General's largest scheme to date.

Dan Batterton, head of BTR rent at Legal & General Investment Management Real Assets said: 'This latest acquisition is another great example of Legal & General investing in a location with significant urban regeneration potential and providing large scale sustainable rental schemes which will have a positive socioeconomic impact.

'The location is highly desirable for renters and, with 1,000 units planned for the site, demonstrates Legal & General's ambition to make a real impact on the delivery of new homes within the UK.'

Paul Miller, MD principal investing at Legal & General Capital, said: 'As renting continues to become a tenure of choice in the UK, the delivery of high density, high-quality developments with vibrant communities is becoming more and more important.

'To do this, we need to deliver schemes which offer well-connected housing options, which are carefully integrated into the public realm, maximising our existing infrastructure and supporting economic growth.'

Mathieu Elshout, senior director private real estate at PGGM, said: 'Our growing BTR venture with Legal & General continues to deliver on our goal to have a positive impact on the UK's built environment over the long term.

'As a responsible investor of Dutch pension capital, we are delighted to be partnering with Legal & General on this flagship scheme, delivering quality and affordable homes for elective renters and helping to tackle London's growing housing crisis.'

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SOURCE:'IPE International Publishers Limited

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