Asset Manager
Will Scott
Estate Director
Rob Stickland
At a glance

Overview

Paddington Central is a 11-acre mixed use campus which sits beside the Grand Union Canal and Paddington station with access to the Heathrow Express and the Elizabeth Line. With its central location, excellent connectivity and large floorplates Paddington provides ideal headquarter space for major international corporates and 18 are located at the campus, including Microsoft, Visa and Prudential.

British Land owns Paddington Central in a Joint Venture with GIC. Prior to this partnership, we invested in the campus, acquiring One Sheldon Square, developing 4 Kingdom Street and investing in the public realm. We have turned the canalside into an engaging feature of the campus, with five barges housing restaurants and cafés.

Overall the campus now comprises five separate modern office buildings (of which British Land and GIC own four), two residential buildings, a 206-bedroom 4 star “Novotel” hotel let to Accor and a retail and leisure cluster.

Paddington Central
London
W2 6AE
Paddington Central
Paddington Central
Paddington Central
Paddington Central
Paddington Central
99%
occupancy rate
958,000
sq ft
8.3
years
lease length
£
13
m
rent per annum
A lasting positive legacy

Sustainability

Progressing towards net zero carbon

Energy efficiency

19% reduction in energy use across the campus since 2019, saving 2,000 tonnes of carbon.*

100% renewable

100% of the electricity and gas we buy for Paddington Central customers comes from certified renewable sources.

Zero waste to landfill

100% of the waste we manage for Paddington Central customers diverted from landfill since 2014.

 

* Whole building energy use.

Creating a long-lasting, positive social impact

Local people

5,800+ local people have benefited from our Paddington Central community programme since 2021.

Education

1,700+ local children have joined our Young Readers Programme at Paddington Central since 2016, improving life chances.

Community Fund

£50,000 Paddington Central Community Fund with customers and local partners, positively impacting over 400 local people in 2023.

 

Sustainability
800 young readers
Nearly 800 local children have benefited from our Young Readers Programme at Paddington Central since 2017
175 budding artists
175 local schoolchildren have created wonderful artworks at Paddington Central since 2013
The area
Our community

The area

Paddington Central is a vibrant waterside oasis, integrated into the local community enabling businesses to thrive.

Work. Life. Balanced.

Some of our customers

Microsoft
Visa
Accor
Kingfisher
Equinor
Prudential
Vertex Pharmaceuticals
Itsu
Pure
Vagabond
Nuffield Health Fitness and Wellbeing