LGIM Real Assets (Legal & General) announces that it has acquired Steel Vulcan House, a 120,000 sq ft modern office building in the centre of Sheffield for approximately £50 million.
16 Jul 2018
LGIM Real Assets (Legal & General) announces that it has acquired Steel Vulcan House, a 120,000 sq ft modern office building in the centre of Sheffield for approximately £50 million from Trinova Real Estate.
Acquired on behalf of Legal & General’s Annuity Fund, the office will be refurbished to create a high-quality and smart office building and is let in its entirety to a government department.
Legal & General was advised by Lewis Ellis and Clifford Chance. Cushman & Wakefield acted for the occupier, a government department.
Tom Roberts, Head of Strategic Investment at LGIM Real Assets:
"This is a great deal for the Fund, offering a secure long term income stream as well as satisfying our objective of increasing our exposure to public sector let investments."
Sam Resouly, Partner at Trinova Real Estate:
"We are delighted to have completed this transaction and enjoyed working with all parties to achieve this outcome. This is the first full life-cycle investment concluded on behalf of the Morood Investment Company and we are pleased that all parties achieved their goals."
Notes to editors
Legal & General Investment Management Real Assets (LGIMRA) is a division of Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM), one of Europe’s largest institutional asset managers and a major global investor. LGIM manages £1.28tn in assets (as at 31 December 2020), working with a range of global clients, including pension schemes, sovereign wealth funds, fund distributors and retail investors.
LGIM Real Assets has assets under management of £36.3bn (as at 31 December 2020) and is one of the largest private markets investment managers in the UK. Investing in both debt and equity and across the risk/return spectrum, LGIM Real Assets actively invests in and manages assets across commercial, operational and residential property sectors, as well as infrastructure, real estate, corporate and alternative debt.
Taking a long term view in order to future proof our investments, LGIM Real Assets continues to lead the industry in ESG performance, considering all environmental, social and governance issues at asset level as well as portfolio level. In 2021, we are implementing a strategy as part of our commitment to net zero carbon emissions across the real estate equity business by 2050, and have also committed to measuring social value across 20% of our platform by the end of the year.
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Established in 1836, Legal & General is one of the UK's leading financial services groups and a major global investor, with over £1.4 trillion in total assets under management* of which a third is international. We also provide powerful asset origination capabilities. Together, these underpin our leading retirement and protection solutions: we are a leading international player in pension risk transfer, in UK and US life insurance, and in UK workplace pensions and retirement income. Through inclusive capitalism, we aim to build a better society by investing in long-term assets that benefit everyone.
*at 31 Dec 2021