British Land’s mission is to create ‘Places People Prefer’. We do this by understanding the evolving needs of the people and organisations who use our places and the communities who surround them.
We became owners of the Ealing Broadway Shopping Centre in 2013 and purchased the Broadway Connection site (9-42 The Broadway) in 2017. We are committed to leaving a lasting, positive legacy here and have already invested heavily into improving local sustainability and providing support for a range of different organisations and activities that benefit the area.
As a sign of our commitment to Ealing Broadway, we have already invested c.£150 million in the local area since purchasing the Shopping Centre in 2013. You can find out more about this investment below.
Bringing the first new cinema to Ealing for 14 years
Last year we worked with Really Local Group to transform the former Karma nightclub space below the Shopping Centre into a new multi-use cultural venue, known as the Ealing Club. The site opened in June 2022, becoming Ealing’s first new cinema in 14 years, as well as a place for the local community to come to attend events, meet and hang out.
For further details, please visit: https://ealingproject.co.uk/
Improving local office spaces and accommodating more jobs in the town centre
We have just started works to upgrade and extend International House, the office spaces located at Number 7 the High Street, just above the western end of the shopping centre. The scheme will deliver an additional c.16,000 sqm of office floorspace – enough to accommodate over 1,500 jobs.
Our work at International House follows the successful refurbishment of 54 The Broadway, formerly known as Crystal House. The building had lain vacant for more than a decade, before being refurbished by British Land to provide 4,000 sqm of modern office floorspace in 2021. It has now been let to the Department for Work and Pensions.
For further details of the International House project, please visit here.
Images of the new reception area at atrium level
We strive to be an active member of our Ealing community. Our priority to this end is on creating skills, training and employment opportunities that bring benefits to Ealing Broadway and the people who live and work locally. This means we will work together with our Ealing Broadway customers, suppliers and community partners to focus our resources and activities that support this mission.
Some recent highlights include:
- Bright Lights forms part ofBritish Land’s wider skills and employment initiative which helps people of all ages and abilities discover their potential. The project is scheduled to be delivered twice a year at Ealing Broadway. Since it launch in Ealing, the programme has helped 17 unemployed people into work and provided ongoing additional support to 8 local people.
- Since 2013 British Land has worked in partnership with the National Literacy Trust to deliver the ‘Young Readers’ programme. The programme encourages children to read for enjoyment and develop their literacy skills, which research shows can have a lifelong impact on health, confidence, employability and happiness. We have reached 2,317 children through the programme, working with up to 3 primary schools per year and gifting close to 7000 books approximately. Through this initiative we have also partnered with Educare Family Support unit in Ealing to work with up to 500 families in Ealing providing book donations focused on early years and middle grade texts
- UrbanPlan UK is another enrichment and outreach education programme we are delivering in Ealing. It is more than just an educational programme; it’s been devised to help young people understand the role real estate plays to revive and regenerate urban areas to develop more informed citizens who better understand the communities in which they live. In 2023, British Land are working with Drayton Manor school in Ealing to deliver this programme.
- Act for Ealing Mural Competition. In 2022 Ealing Broadway partnered with ActforEaling, calling for Ealing’s young people to submit designs for a brand-new #EalingSewnUpsustainable fashion mural in St.Saviour’s Walk. The winning design was created by Tara Davies (age.16) from St. Benedict’s School, Ealing. https://www.ealingbroadwayshopping.co.uk/news/sustainable-fashion-mural
To find out more about our community projects or to get involved please contact firstname.lastname@example.org