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Legal & General snaps up Glasgow law court as LPI fund tops £1 billion

LGIM Real Assets (Legal & General) announces that it has acquired Atlantic Quay 3, the central Glasgow Scottish court and tribunal building, from the Moorfield Group for £50 million.

4 Jan 2018


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Legal & General has bought the asset on behalf of its LPI (Limited Price Inflation) Income Property Fund (the “Fund”) bringing its investment portfolio to £1.1 billion.
Atlantic Quay 3 is a 79,500 sq ft Grade A modern office building. It is fully let on a 25-year lease to the Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service. Based in the heart of Glasgow’s International Financial Services District, the property sits in a prime riverside location and is just a short walk from Glasgow’s main shopping, leisure and entertainment districts, as well as accessible to all major road, rail, air and bus links.

The Atlantic Quay area has recently added some significant new occupiers, including the Government Property Unit’s selection of Atlantic Square for a 300,000 sq ft regional hub.

Legal & General was represented by Savills and Addleshaw Goddard on this deal.

Derek Gilby, Senior Fund Manager at LGIM Real Assets, commented: “We are delighted to have secured the Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service as a tenant, boosting the public sector covenants for the Fund on this excellent office investment, whilst providing an inflation linked income stream and taking the size of the Fund to well in excess of £1bn. The LPI Fund has consistently delivered its performance targets since its launch in 2010 and offers the high credit quality and longevity of income that risk-averse investors are seeking in this market.”

Tom Roberts, Head of Strategic Investment and Regeneration at LGIM Real Assets, added: “This area of Glasgow has witnessed significant regeneration in the last few years and as a result the Atlantic Quay area has become a strong focal point on the city’s commercial offering. This acquisition is a very compelling deal for the Fund, offering long-term growth and secure income prospects.”

LPI Income Property Fund has reached £1.1 billion of assets under management. Launched in 2010, the Fund offers defined Benefit pension schemes an innovative way to invest in direct property with secure, primarily government backed, inflation-linked sources of income, generating income yields well in excess of those from comparable asset classes such as index-linked gilts or social housing debt.

Further information

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Olivia Bayliss

Head of Communications

Capital and LGIM Real Assets

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Faye Bennett

Head of Housing PR

Legal & General Capital

Notes to editors

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 £1.29 trillion1 ($1.57tn) in
assets, 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 billion2 ($43.8bn) 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.

1LGIM internal data as at 30 June 2022. These figures include assets managed by LGIMA, an SEC Registered Investment Advisor. Data includes derivative positions.
2Source: LGIM Real Assets. AUM data as at 30 June 2022.

*at 13 Jan 2023

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

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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 £1.2 trillion in total assets under management* of which 39% is international. We have a unique and highly synergistic business model, which continues to drive strong returns. Legal & General provides powerful asset origination and management capabilities directly to clients, which also 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. Our purpose is to improve the lives of our customers and create value for our shareholders. Through inclusive capitalism, we are investing in long-term assets, such as real estate and infrastructure, that can help build a better society for the future.