- British Land supports the London Design Festival as the Headline Partner for the second consecutive year
London, 2017-May-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — British Land is supporting the London Design Festival as the Headline Partner for the second consecutive year and has commissioned geometric textile designer Camille Walala, to create a landmark project at Broadgate as part of the 2017 Festival.
Known for her bold use of colour and pattern, Walala will incorporate bold vinyl prints and a soft-textured ‘building-block castle’ to transform Exchange Square at Broadgate into a vibrant and tactile architectural landscape for the duration of the festival. The commission at Broadgate will be one of the major landmark projects for the festival, which is now in its fifteenth year.
Both partnerships demonstrate the company’s ongoing commitment to the use of design in creating both outstanding buildings and their broader environments.
Head of Operations Joff Sharpe, said: “British Land uses design to enliven both individual buildings and their broader environments to create Places People Prefer. Camille Walala’s landmark project for Broadgate is a fine example of this approach. Our partnership with the London Design Festival celebrates the world’s leading designers and we are delighted to support the festival for a second consecutive year’.
London Design Festival Director, Ben Evans said: “We are delighted that British Land is supporting the Festival as Headline Partner for the second consecutive year. We welcome their continued support and involvement, as champions of innovative design, upholders of sustainable values and as leaders in the wider world of architecture and design.”
British Land will work with the London Design Festival to host the prestigious awards evening, the British Land Celebration of Design, for a third consecutive year. This forms a key part of the Festival, honouring and celebrating those who have made a significant contribution to the world of design.
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About British Land
Our portfolio of high quality UK commercial property is focused on Retail around the UK and London Offices. We own or manage a portfolio valued at £19.1 billion (British Land share: £13.9 billion) as at 31 March 2017 making us one of Europe’s largest listed real estate investment companies.
Our strategy is to provide places which meet the needs of our customers and respond to changing lifestyles – Places People Prefer. We do this by creating great environments both inside and outside our buildings and use our scale and placemaking skills to enhance and enliven them. This expands their appeal to a broader range of occupiers, creating enduring demand and driving sustainable, long term performance.
Our Retail portfolio is focused on Regional and Local multi-let centres, and accounts for 48% of our portfolio. Our Offices portfolio comprises three office-led campuses in central London as well as high quality standalone buildings and accounts for 49% of our portfolio. Increasingly our focus is on providing a mix of uses and this is most evident at Canada Water, our 46 acre redevelopment opportunity where we have plans to create a new neighbourhood for London.
Sustainability is embedded throughout our business. Our places, which are designed to meet high sustainability standards, become part of local communities, provide opportunities for skills development and employment and promote wellbeing. Our industry-leading sustainability performance led to British Land being named a European Sector Leader in the 2016 Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark for the third year running.
In April 2016 British Land received the Queen’s Award for Enterprise: Sustainable Development, the UK’s highest accolade for business success for economic, social and environmental benefits achievements over a period of five years.
Further details can be found on the British Land website at www.britishland.com
About the London Design Festival
The London Design Festival is a key constituent of London’s Autumn creative season, alongside London Fashion Week, Frieze Art Fair and the London Film Festival. Established in 2003 its role is to celebrate and promote London as the world’s design capital and gateway to the international design community and it has now established a reputation as one of the largest and most exciting design events in the world. This year the Festival will run from 16-24 September and over 400 events and installations will be on offer across the capital, from an exciting programme at the V&A to a major installation in Trafalgar Square plus over 300 partners who will participate in the nine day Festival.
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Source: British Land