News and Insight

A showcase of some of our delivered and planned activity around Positive Places, giving you a chance to delve a little deeper into the areas that interest you.

Highcross' Declutter to Refresh saves waste from landfill and supports local charity

3 Oct 2019

Shoppers donated pre-loved clothes and received advice from pro-stylists on how to create an autumn capsule wardrobe.

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The first international Lionheart Challenge final

26 Sep 2019

In September, four teams from schools across the UK and Ireland travelled to London to take part in the first-ever international schools’ event held at King’s Place. For some of the students, it was their first time in London or England.

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Hammerson signs groundbreaking Climate Change Commitment

23 Sep 2019

To mark the start of World Green Building Week, Hammerson and 22 other leading commercial property owners have signed a groundbreaking commitment to tackle the growing risks of climate change through the delivery of net-zero carbon real estate portfolios by 2050.

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​Hammerson is Disability Confident Level 1

2 Sep 2019

Hammerson is extremely pleased to commit to the UK Government's Disability Confident Scheme.

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2019 - 2020 Charity Bursary Recipients Announced

14 Aug 2019

Each year, our Shopping Centres are allocated an annual bursary to support one or two (the sum is split equally) local charity, or charities, of their choice. The selected charities must address local needs and issues within the parameters of our core guiding priorities.

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Hammerson-supported tech start-up brings artificial intelligence to Bullring shopping centre

1 Aug 2019

​Artificial intelligence (AI), or machine-learning, is rapidly moving from research labs to real world application. Bringing AI to something as old school as a shopping centre feels like a challenge but, it seems there is fertile ground here. At Bullring in Birmingham we have been working with Grid Edge, a tech start up spun out from Aston University, to apply machine learning (or AI) to the building’s climate control systems to optimise our energy demand on a day-ahead basis.

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Hammerson and retailTRUST provide seed funding to entrepreneurs

26 Jul 2019

In 2018/19, £35,000 was awarded to start-up businesses as seed funding to continue growing and developing. The businesses range from a platform for young creatives to network, a curated platform for Afro-Caribbean brands to Ecuadorean accessories and Baobab prebiotic drink.

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