Insights and Research
Podcast: Green Buildings: Legal & General Capital, Kensa and Sero (Pt1)
John Bromley, Head of Clean Energy Strategy & Investment Director at Legal & General Capital joined James Williams, Co-founder & CEO of Sero & Matthew Trewhella, CEO of Kensa Contracting to discuss the importance of partnerships when it comes to investing in environmentally aware solutions within the housing sector.
SciTech Market Spotlight
The science and technology sector continues to experience unprecedented growth and commands international intention. This series of reports explore the health and economic outlook of the UK’s science and technology sector, analysing trends in business and the economy, property, private equity and venture capital.
Delivering a step change in affordable housing supply
Increasing the supply of affordable housing requires new and innovative ways to fund the sector. This report backed by British Property Federation aims to demystify some of the financial and operational challenges and realities facing the participants in the affordable housing sector.
Rebuilding Britain Index
Working in collaboration with our research partners Cicero/AMO, our goal is to firmly establish the Rebuilding Britain Index in providing local communities with a strong voice in identifying their investment priorities. This will help to channel investment into those areas which will make the greatest difference in the quickest timeframe.
Data centres to drive fifth industrial revolution and long term health solutions
History has been shaped by industrial revolutions since the seismic shift in the 18th century which saw machines taking over from hands in manufacturing goods. Fast forward to the present day and we are on the brink of the fifth industrial revolution.
Enabling Smart Local Energy Systems: Finance and Investment
Alongside other leading UK investors and local authorities, we shared our knowledge and experience of investing in clean energy, to help inform the insight and adoption paper, enabling the Energy Revolution Integration Service (ERIS) to set out key recommendations to help accelerate progress to net zero.
Who is funding UK’s battery and fuel cell drive?
John Bromley, our head of Clean Energy strategy was invited by The House of Lords Science and Technology Committee to provide evidence on how the UK can attract the finance necessary to deliver batteries and fuel cells to help achieve its net-zero ambitions.
Post Pandemic Places Research Report
A new report by cross-party think-tank Demos, commissioned by Legal & General, reveals that flexible working beyond the pandemic could drive the UK’s economic recovery by encouraging individuals to spend locally and creating a more inclusive post-pandemic recovery. We are committed to doing our part to help the UK bounce back. Our latest research explores the opportunities for investment that will help drive economic and social resurgence post-pandemic.
The importance of music and culture
Architects, property developers and local planners need to better prioritise music venues and listen more closely to artists and performers when designing regeneration schemes. Our report ‘This Must Be The Place’ proposes key recommendations to foster culture across the built environment, providing a long-term plan for redeveloping UK cities
Commitments of 229 million euros secured by NTR for its second renewable energy income fund
Dublin, January 3, 2019: NTR plc today announces that it has attracted commitments of €229 million for the NTR Renewable Energy Income Fund II, of which €145 million has been secured for the fund’s first close.
Recognising the need for change
For many years, the later living sector has seen chronic underinvestment. Our latest report (published in May) identified that there are now 3.1million households, aged 55 and over, looking to downsize now or in the future. Nearly half of these, however, said there were no suitable properties available, further highlighting a staggering under supply of appropriate later living housing.
A new approach to speed up UK housing delivery
Housing was THE big finish to the Autumn Budget, demonstrating the importance placed on the sector. The government wants to deliver 300,000 additional homes by mid-2020, announcing a number of carrots and sticks designed to encourage developers to build out more quickly and boost land release; a marked contrast to the usual demand-side measures which mainly serve to push prices up.
Last time buyers
The UK housing market is at a crunch point. A generation of young people are locked out of the market - the first generation to be worse off than the one before them and unable to think about buying a property unless The Bank of Mum and Dad is on hand to help with their deposit and assist with mortgage payments.