British Land

We are a leading UK property company. We create and manage places that reflect the changing needs of the people who work, visit, or live in and around them, creating Places People Prefer. We own and operate a significant number of shopping centres, local centres, retail parks and fulfilment centres across the UK, as well as office campuses in London. Our strategy leverages our strengths in development, active management, and repositioning assets to focus on two key themes – Campuses and Retail and Fulfilment.

Our Campuses provide modern, high quality and sustainable space in some of the most exciting parts of London. The buildings and the spaces between them support the wellbeing of the communities in and around them and are aligned to the changing ways people work.

In Retail, we have expanded our approach to include fulfilment, building on our market leading position in high quality, out of town retail parks which already play a key role in retailers’ fulfilment models, and complementing this with development led investment in urban logistics, primarily in London.

How does your organisation contribute to preventing suicide and supporting those affected by it?

At British Land, we provide various internal networks to help promote a workplace that encourages health, happiness, and fulfilment. We have a Wellbeing Committee, where we regularly meet and create initiatives for the employees of British Land to better support their mental health and wellbeing. We recently developed a Suicide Prevention Strategy for the business. The Strategy includes ongoing training for our staff, regular vulnerable people risk assessments at our assets across the UK as well as sharing best practice amongst our peers to better support our staff, visitors, occupiers, and customers.

What are your current priorities?

At British Land we want to continue to promote awareness and support for mental health in the workplace but also help prevent suicide across our assets with the support of our teams, through learning, awareness and experiences but also engage with local stakeholders to help support the communities in which our assets are located.

What challenges are you currently facing?

Like many organisations across the UK, we continue to face many challenges but with the support and dedication of our employees and local teams, we continually push for better access to support networks and help to provide resource in which we can better support our local communities by working with local authorities, organisations and charities as we recognise that suicide is something that isn’t just going to go away and it is something that affects many people.