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.

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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Hammerson comes together to support our communities

28 Jun 2019

Hammerson's 12th Annual Community Day was a success! Read about what happened on the day...

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Two new installations in King's Place

18 Jun 2019

New green walls and a N.A.P are boosting the health and wellbeing of colleagues at Hammerson head office.

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What happens on an Outward Bound Programme?

8 Jun 2019

Our Outward Bound Trust Ambassadors have returned from their week of residential volunteering in the Lake District and Scottish Highlands.

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