Legal & General announces that it has acquired a 78-acre site in Shrivenham, Oxfordshire from a client of Welbeck Strategic Land. With outline planning for 515 new homes, it represents the third major site being brought forward by Legal & General’s housebuilding arm, Legal & General Homes, bringing its housing pipeline to over 3,000 new homes.

Construction for the first phase of new homes is due to start at the end of next year. The site is large enough to provide a full range of housing options, from one-bed apartments to four-bed detached family homes.

180 of the homes will be much-needed affordable housing and Legal & General will look to use modular construction from its factory in Leeds for this element of the site. By using traditional building techniques alongside modular construction, the team will be able to accelerate delivery on the ground.

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