Biritish Land

Events and activities and best in class services bring life and a real sense of community to our buildings.

We enliven our properties by holding events and activities which benefit our customers and the local communities which surround them. We also provide best in class services which improve the overall experience for our customers.

Encouraging health and wellbeing

Last summer we celebrated health and wellbeing week at Paddington Central to encourage campus residents, workers and visitors to achieve a healthy work/life balance. The schedule featured free health-themed pop-ups, treatments, events, classes and give-aways aimed to relax, energise or activate the mind. We are now piloting wellbeing and productivity innovations with our occupiers here, who see promoting wellbeing as an important part of their strategy to attract and retain the best talent.

Promoting public art

Across our portfolio, we have used public art to bring our assets to life. In January this year, we sponsored an installation called Platonic Spin by Nathaniel Rackowe at Regent’s Place as part of Lumiere London, a free outdoor light festival. Over four evenings in January the city was transformed with an extraordinary array of installations, turning the capital into a winter playground.

Evolving traditional retail space

At Meadowhall we are planning a £300 million Leisure Hall, to respond to our customers’ changing lifestyles where shopping is increasingly seen as a leisure activity. Comprising 330,000 sq ft of space, the proposed Leisure Hall will add a range of dining and entertainment experiences not currently available at the centre. Housed under an elegant glazed roof, the Leisure Hall will integrate with the existing centre to create a new multi-levelled, landscaped mall with high quality internal and external spaces for promotional and community uses.

Celebrating the summer

Last summer our recently developed Old Market shopping destination in Hereford, launched Herefest, a unique, month-long summer programme of music, street theatre, arts and crafts and food and drink. An iconic Routemaster bus was parked at the centre, and inside visitors enjoyed workshops, makeovers, cake sampling sessions and cookery demonstrations.

Attracting all ages to our assets

As part of our comprehensive programme of asset upgrades we have designed and built play areas for our younger visitors at Tollgate, Colchester, Wheatley, Doncaster, Orbital, Swindon and Elk Mill, Oldham. All the play areas are heritage-themed and reflect feedback from shoppers and local heritage experts. At Swindon a Spitfire art sculpture and play area reference local industrial links to the manufacture of the Supermarine Spitfire, and designs at Oldham reflect the old cotton mill which formerly occupied the site, with old cotton cans adapted to form play equipment and seating areas.