We have partnered with local fan-run football club Fisher FC to be their main shirt sponsor for another year. The sponsorship sees British Land feature on the kits until the end of the 2019/20 season, reflecting its ongoing commitment to making a positive impact in Rotherhithe, Canada Water and beyond.
We have been supporting Illuminate Rotherhithe, a free local festival celebrating the 400th anniversary of the sailing of the Mayflower in 1620 to the New World. In previous years, we have funded history walks and talks with the local mudlarks for school pupils in the area.
This year’s festival activities will take place from 9th November to 30th November with Trade as the main theme for this year, and Migration as the overall theme. To find out more about the festival and the events taking place this year, please visit their website.
In order maximise the benefit of the planning and design period of the Masterplan, British Land has launched the Consultants’ Charter for Canada Water.
The Masterplan team includes a wide range of experts in many disciplines and British Land aims to work collaboratively with these consultants to deliver a lasting positive legacy for the area. British Land has therefore asked its key suppliers and consultants to support the Canada Water Charter through committing to their own pledges and projects. The pledges will be annual, and set out how companies will contribute to the legacy of the Masterplan through their own projects and supporting existing ones.
Since the launch in November a range of activities are underway including members of the consultant team providing mentoring to fledgling local entrepreneurs, to Duggan Morris architects hosting the Edible Rotherhithe Architecture School workshops and a studio visit in April.
We’re working with Tree Shepherd in Canada Water to support budding entrepreneurs to explore their business ideas and take them to the next stage with Thrive, their co-working space.
Thrive is a new business support hub and low-cost workspace for Canada Water’s small businesses and local entrepreneurs, run by Tree Shepherd. Thrive is open to all SE16 residents three days a week. The project has two core offers to help local SE16 residents develop and expand their businesses: free business advice, support and training, and low-cost, flexible co-working and makerspace. To sign up or find out more information, email email@example.com or visit their website.
We are members of the Southwark Chamber of Commerce, and represented on the executive committee. Last year we hosted a business breakfast for Chamber members and local businesses, discussing the vision for business as part of the Canada Water Masterplan, and beginning a conversation about opportunities and ideas for local businesses in the supply chain.
As part of our commitment to local high streets and businesses, we supported Musicity. Musicity combines music, architecture and technology to build a living archive of the sounds of cities across the world. British Land supported events in Albion Street and Lower Road, as well as the composition of a piece by Moses Boyd, an award winning drummer, composer, producer and electronic musician inspired by Canada Water Station.
For more information on the project visit Musicity’s website.
We’ve recently supported the Scandi Arts’ Fair at Deli Felice, Albion Street, and are currently developing further projects to support local high streets and businesses.