28 October 2015

Laura Mason leads ,~2.4bn investment in UK Regeneration.

In her newly expanded role, Laura Mason, Director of Direct Investments at Legal & General Capital (LGC), is responsible for setting the direct investment strategy for L&G's principal balance sheet.

As part of this she has also become the Head of Urban Regeneration and Energy - two of the strategic sectors in which L&G is planning to spend a further ,~2bn over the next five years.

Following its recent successful investments in the Cardiff's ,~400m Central Square project and Leeds' ,~400m Thorpe Park scheme, under Government's RIO initiative, LGC is now involved in over ,~2.4bn (GDV) of regeneration projects in the UK, up from ,~1bn a year ago. As a result it now has access to a portfolio of nine strategically important regeneration schemes that are fast transforming and reshaping Britain's landscape, bringing jobs and housing back into the centre of cities and better utilising our existing infrastructure.

This is rapid progress for L&G's urban regeneration strategy and demonstrates the significant role that L&G can play in working with public and private sector partners to bring about UK economic growth.