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Thriving Places

At Paddington Central, our social impact focus is on access to opportunities. Together with our customers, suppliers and community partners, we are using our space and resources for mutual benefit – increasing local access to opportunities at Paddington Central through a targeted focus on skills, training and employment.

If you would like to get involved with any of the iniatives below or speak to us about opportunities to make a lasting social impact on your doorstep, please contact our Social Impact Manager, Ndidi Okeye

Read about some of our programmes and achievements:

Creating Thriving Places

Since 2021, over 5,800 local people have benefitted from our Paddington Central Community programme.

Over £160,000 of affordable space provided to the Ukrainian Institute in 2023, accessed by over 600 displaced Ukrainians.

£84,000+ Paddington Central Community Fund with customers and local partners, which aims to support local people in the London Borough of Westminster.

Supporting Employment

Since 2021, over 450 people have benefitted from our employment and training partnerships, including Pursuing Independent Paths.

Paddington Central Community Fund

The Paddington Central Community Fund is a unique collaboration between Paddington Central and the businesses based on campus, created to support life-changing community activities.

The first two years of the Fund raised a total of £84,000 which has been allocated to organisations in the London Borough of Westminster who support young people and senior citizens access health, wellbeing, economic empowerment, and inclusion programmes. Round three is now open for pledges.

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Our National Literacy Trust Partnership

Each year, Paddington Central welcomes children from local primary schools to the campus as part of the Young Readers Programme, which sees a series of interactive sessions including storytelling, all aimed to help them fall in love with reading. Since 2016, over 1,700 children have participated, improving literacy skills and life chances.

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British Land is delivering Thriving Places across its real estate portfolio.


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