Buildings make spaces, but people make places.

From hosting literacy events for schoolchildren and giving young people insights into careers in the built environment, to creating community artworks celebrating local heritage, we’re connecting with our local communities. For more on what we’re doing, visit our Blogs.

We’ve won awards from Business in the Community for our community programme every year for a decade – recognising our positive local contributions. View our Awards.

Anna Devlet, Head of Community: “We focus on community because we want our places to make a positive contribution locally and be considered part of their local neighbourhoods. We do this through Our Local Charter and by empowering our site teams to support local initiatives and give local people a say. This embeds our places locally, enlivens and opens up our assets and promotes diversity and enjoyment."

Our Local Charter

Download our Local Charter, Community Funding Guidelines and other guidance: Policies.

Find out about our Community Investment Committee: Governance. 


Community key performance indicators 2020 target Trend 2017 2016 2015
Implement our Local Charter at all staffed assets and major developments 100% n/a
nr nr
British Land employee volunteering 90%
90% 84% 83%
British Land employee skills-based volunteering 20% 16% 16% 10%
Community programme beneficiaries n/a 35,600 29,482 18,791

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