Franklin Templeton spends €200m one year after fund launch

Franklin Templeton has spent €200m (£179m) on nine assets since the launch of its Social Infrastructure Fund a year ago. It has acquired nine assets in the education, justice and healthcare sectors in Denmark, Germany, Italy, Sweden, Spain and the UK, resulting in a long-term leased portfolio of 1m sq ft. The fund focuses on European social infrastructure assets across three key sectors – healthcare, education and housing – with a particular focus on key-worker housing in city centres. Most recently, it has acquired a university complex in Aachen, a school in Stockholm, a hospital in Venice, a healthcare centre