Legal & General backs housing, health and climate change with £1.5bn investment
Legal & General announces that it invested around £1.5bn in levelling up the UK’s towns and cities since the March 2020 lockdown.
Legal & General announces that it invested around £1.5bn in levelling up the UK’s towns and cities since the March 2020 lockdown, in turn creating over 30,000 jobs over the long-term and supporting a regional economic bounce back. Backing the delivery of around 2 million sq ft of much-needed real assets, these investments include science and innovation districts, clean energy infrastructure, and urban transformation projects.
Despite uncertainty caused by the pandemic, Legal & General has also continued to back the creation of new housing to tackle the chronic undersupply. Since March, it has secured planning permission for around 6,000 homes through its later living, build to rent, modular housing and build to sell businesses. It also backed the creation of thousands of new affordable homes through long-term debt financing and its affordable housing arm. Its most recent housing commitment was agreed at the end of December 2020 in Bristol, where it secured consent to deliver 185 homes through modern methods of construction. The energy efficient scheme has been developed with Bristol City Council in Bonnington Walk, Lockleaze and will have half of its homes as dedicated affordable. As Legal & General continues to support a move towards a net zero carbon future, it has committed to make all its new housing stock operationally net zero carbon enabled by 2030.