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legal & general acquires loughborough magistrates court.

06 March 2013

The freehold property comprises a purpose built court complex, totalling approximately 40,000 sq ft, and is arranged over ground, first and second floors.  It is let to The Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government on a 35 year lease from December 2007, with just less than 30 years remaining.  The lease is drawn on institutional FRI terms and provides for annual increases throughout.  

The property is located in the centre of Loughborough, just to the east of the high street and within walking distance of the mainline train station.  Built in 2006/7, the building achieved a BREEAM rating of “excellent” on completion of construction.

Derek Gilby, Senior Fund Manager at Legal & General Property, comments:  “Backed by a strong covenant and providing a 30 year unexpired lease term, the property provides us with a rare opportunity to access secure long dated, core public sector income, with annual increases.  Additionally, purpose built and well located, with strong green credentials, the property represents a good quality asset.”  

Colliers advised Legal & General Property and Cushman & Wakefield represented the vendor.

Notes to editors

Legal & General Property (LGP) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM), one of Europe’s largest institutional asset managers and a major global investor. LGIM manages approximately £391bn of assets on behalf of more than 3,300 clients (30 September 2012) and provides products and solutions spanning all asset classes. LGP is the third largest institutional property fund manager in the UK, managing or co-managing 16 separate funds or vehicles and two segregated mandates with an aggregate asset value of £10.4bn as at 30 September 2012.

These funds include:

Specialist Pooled Funds
The Leisure Fund Limited Partnership; Industrial Property Investment Fund; Arlington Business Parks Partnership; and the English Cities Fund

Single Asset Vehicles
Bracknell Regeneration Partnership; Central Saint Giles Partnership; Performance Retail Limited Partnership and Warrington Retail Limited Partnership

Balanced Funds
Life Fund; Linked Pensions; Linked Life; Managed Fund; Property Unit Trust; UK Property Income Fund; LPI Income Property Fund and the Hybrid Property Fund

LGP’s UK-focused fund management platform has built and retained a strong track record of out-performance across the sector. Owing to its size, diversity and penetration, it benefits from best in class banking and property industry contacts which, along with its wealth of in-house skill and expertise, have enabled it to continue to attract and secure high quality market opportunities. Taking a client-centric approach, the business places the highest priority upon integrity and transparency, leveraging upon the significant resources provided by the wider LGIM platform. Sector specialists cover each sphere of the market and are supported by LGP’s market-leading research capability.

LGP’s sector specialisms cross all facets of the real estate market. In particular, the Company has a major development platform, responsible for delivering the West End office market’s latest landmark, Central Saint Giles, and currently involved in developing its high profile Covent Garden scheme, Agar Street, as well as significant town-centre retail and leisure regeneration projects, including Bracknell, Trowbridge, Northampton and Eastbourne.

For more information please contact:

Olivia Goodall
PR Manager, Legal & General Capital and Real Assets, LGIM (Property, infrastructure and alternative finance)

t: + 44 (0) 203 124 2777
m: + 44 (0) 7718 395 279

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