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.”

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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

Press Contact:
Pip Wood
British Land
020 7467 2838

Source: British Land