Along the United Kingdom’s M4, or any major motorway for that matter, roadside service stations offer essentials such as petrol, food and other services. Elsewhere, childcare facilities, educational centers and waste-management locations quietly serve the population with much-needed social infrastructure. This asset class often passes unnoticed by investors but remains a lucrative and growing segment for the savvy investor.
The need to improve social infrastructure has been recognized in the United Kingdom for many years. Back in 2017, the London Plan devoted an entire chapter to this topic, placing substantial emphasis on the creation of essential facilities, including childcare and educational centers, healthcare and social facilities, and sports parks and recreation areas. The London Plan serves as an overarching blueprint for the growth of London as it seeks to meet the needs of its diverse population.
London’s needs are echoed throughout the United Kingdom; re