Tackling the housing crisis and raising standards for all
Legal & General Capital (LGC) is a leading direct investor, developer, and operator in residential property. We have a conviction to entering new markets and are actively expanding internationally. We have successfully scaled up multiple operating businesses providing homes for all demographics, ages, and tenures.
We build houses to sell and rent, provide lively retirement communities and are finding new ways to deliver affordable housing.
We are a first-mover in nascent housing markets through use of balance sheet capital and in aligned capital partnerships.
Through the wider Legal & General Group, together we employ the UK’s largest team of housing surveyors; support customers by providing housing insurance products; and operate the UK's largest and longest-running mortgage club, Legal & General Mortgage Club, which is involved in around one in five of all mortgages in the UK. Across Legal & General Group we benefit from further expertise in real estate investment across a range of sectors. As part of this we have invested over £30bn in levelling-up regional economies, including through major UK-wide regeneration schemes.
We take a socially orientated investment approach, with a commitment to delivering the housing that our society needs to address structural shortages across every dimension of the market. Beyond simply a commitment of ‘doing the right thing’ we both believe in it and do it, having the capital and ability to invest where we see genuine need over the long term. As a result we have delivered over 16,000 homes in the last three years, filling the gaps in the housing market where we have seen structural under-investment.
We are tackling the housing crisis over the long-term and we care passionately about how we do it: delivering first class developments and customer service is at the heart of what we do. As a sustainable and responsible investor, we have made a commitment to enable all our new homes to operate at net zero carbon emissions from 2030.
As part of this, we have the advantage of linking up with Legal & General’s wider partner network to enable this transition.
Housing is a major contributor to carbon emissions so requires some of the most radical and immediate overhauls of any industry.
In 2020 we developed a framework to measure the embodied carbon within our housing construction activities, which we are rolling out in 2021, and made the public commitment to enable all new homes we build to operate with net zero carbon by 2030.
Net zero carbon will be achieved on all new Legal & General homes through a combination of improved thermal building fabric and the use of environmental control systems, including low and zero-carbon technologies.
Through our partner Inspired Villages, we began construction of the UK’s first net-zero retirement community. Millfield Green, located in Caddington, central Bedfordshire, will bring forward 200 specialist age-appropriate homes with a Gross Development Value of £120m.
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