Legal & General announces that it has exchanged contracts on its first Build To Rent (BTR) scheme in Scotland as it seeks to meet the increasing demand for affordable, quality rental accommodation across the UK. Legal & General will forward fund Drum Property Group to deliver 324 apartments within Glasgow’s new Buchanan Wharf waterside regeneration area, which will also house the new Northern European hub of Barclays Bank.
With a stated commitment to transform UK towns and cities, creating jobs and driving economic growth, Legal & General has identified Glasgow as a key target for regeneration . Over the last 10 years, the city has seen particularly low levels of residential development, compared with other major cities. Only 517 residential units were completed in 2017, falling substantially short of the 2,500 new homes needed per annum, according to Glasgow City Council.