British Land releases sixth version of its Sustainability Brief for Developments

London, 2017-May-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — The latest version of our Sustainability Brief for Developments supports our vision to create Places People Prefer – places that promote wellbeing and improve productivity; places considered part of their local communities; places designed for the future, flexible and adaptable as the world changes; places where local people develop skills and businesses grow.

We look to our project teams to be ambitious in achieving the greatest positive social and environmental outcomes through their work on our developments. Our Sustainability Brief provides a process and guidance for setting and delivering best practice sustainability goals on each development project.

The sixth version of our Sustainability Brief was informed by consultation with our development partners and experts, along with a review of current best practice and upcoming regulation. It aligns with our 2020 sustainability strategy and other policies, including our Supply Chain Charter and Local Charter.

Nigel Webb, Head of Developments at British Land: “For more than ten years, our Sustainability Brief for Developments has been driving improvements in construction site management, efficient designs for energy and water use, and enhanced biodiversity. We are pleased to launch our updated Brief, which supports our vision to create Places People Prefer.”

Notes to Editors

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

Press Contact:
Pip Wood
British Land
020 7467 2838

Source: British Land

British Land’s Environmental Management System certified to the latest ISO14001 standard

British Land’s Environmental Management System certified to the latest ISO14001 standard

 

London, 2017-Mar-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — British Land has successfully transitioned its Environmental Management System for all major managed developments to the latest ISO14001 standard.

ISO14001 is the leading international standard for environmental management systems. Our approach has been accredited to earlier versions of the standard since 2008, helping us deliver on our sustainability targets and influencing over 1,000 suppliers across our £2.1 billion development programme from 2010 to 2015 – all part of creating Places People Prefer.

Following a review of our management system in 2016, we implemented a series of improvements. Our new approach further embeds our sustainability strategy and placemaking vision into the construction process, promoting wellbeing, supporting local communities, futureproofing our places and developing skills and opportunities.

External auditors have certified our management system to the ISO14001:2015 standard, from design to construction handover (RIBA stages 0 to 6). The system is managed by Sustainability Manager Karina Williams, supported by external consultant Martin Brown of Fairsnape.

Nigel Webb, Head of Developments at British Land: “Our approach to environmental management is now even more closely aligned to our vision of creating Places People Prefer. The ISO14001 accreditors particularly recognised our strength in engaging with our supply chain for continual improvement and the quality of performance data tracking.”

Sustainability Consultant, Martin Brown of Fairsnape: “The British Land 14001 approach, that blends and embeds important elements of today’s built environment, such as futureproofing, materials, health and wellness, alongside robust and mature environmental management practices, certainly represents the leading edge of environmental management.”

More on British Land’s performance on external standards and commitments

Notes to Editors

About British Land
We are one of Europe’s largest publicly listed real estate companies. We own, manage, develop and finance a portfolio of high quality UK commercial property, focused on Retail and London Offices and Residential. We own or manage total assets of £19.0 billion (British Land share is £13.9 billion) as valued at 30 September 2016. Our properties are home to over 1,200 different organisations ranging from international brands to local start-ups.

Our strategy is to create Places People Prefer. It is based on long term trends and creates a portfolio suited to current and future needs which are aligned to modern lifestyles. We employ our placemaking skills, and increasingly our mixed-use expertise to expand the appeal to a broader range of occupiers and drive long term performance.

Retail accounts for 49% of our portfolio. We create outstanding places for modern consumer lifestyles, places to shop eat and be entertained. Comprising over 20 million sq ft of Retail and Leisure space across regional and local multi-let destinations, superstores, department stores and leisure assets, the Retail portfolio is modern, flexible and adaptable to a wide range of formats.

Office and Residential accounts for 49% of our portfolio. It comprises 7.6 million sq ft of well-connected office-led campuses and ‘campus-lite’ clusters of high quality buildings. Office campuses include Regent’s Place and Paddington Central in the West End and Broadgate (50% share) in the City. Other assets include The Leadenhall Building, York House, 10 Portman Square and Marble Arch House and our residential assets are at Clarges Mayfair, The Hempel Collection and Aldgate Place.

Two per cent of our portfolio is at Canada Water – a 46 acre redevelopment opportunity in our medium term pipeline to create a new mixed-use urban centre for London.

Sustainability is embedded throughout our business. Our places become part of their local communities and promote health, improve productivity and increase enjoyment. We protect asset value and generate income from energy generation and efficiency, materials innovation and flood risk reduction, and develop skills and opportunities to help local people and businesses grow.

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 the last five years. Further details can be found on the British Land website at www.britishland.com.

Enquiries:

Media
Pip Wood
British Land
020 7467 2838

Source: British Land

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