Community Plans

We have 34 Community Plans in place covering all of our existing assets and developments in the UK and France.

Our Community Plans are based on a framework which provides direction in line with our Positive Place strategy but which allows local flexibility to adapt the plan according to geographical needs. There are four consistent themes which flow through each Plan - Health and Wellbeing, Regeneration, Skills and Employment for Young People and Enterprise, which align with the focus of the business.

Examples of our Community Plan outcomes to date

Silverburn Shopping Centre

  • Supported 86 local unemployed people into work
  • Developed a long term relationship with the local food bank and engaged retailers to provide donations
  • Worked with local Young Enterprise
  • £87,536 contributions to the local community (cash/in-kind/time)

Leeds (Victoria Gate Development)

  • Worked with Zest, a local social enterprise, to create a healthy recipe book in collaboration with a local food bank
  • Created an employment & training strategy for the development
  • Partnered with Kirkgate Market to organise schools tours of the market based on an international theme to celebrate the diversity of Leeds and the start of Tour de France.

Croydon Partnership Development

  • Supported Lives not Knives, an innovative one stop shop for young people providing educational workshops, code-club training and employment & training advice
  • Worked with a local social enterprise, to help with business planning and advice
  • Partnered with the Architecture Foundation and Croydon Urban Pioneers to engage young people about Croydon’s development plans
  • Worked in partnership with other developers and businesses to support the Croydon Community including membership and involvement with Croydon Commitment, Business Improvement District and the Whitgift Foundation
  • Sponsored the Croydon Heritage Festival