Thriving Places

We are committed to making a long-lasting, positive social impact in our communities by collaboratively addressing local priorities.

We focus our resources on three key areas where we can make a difference, that matter in all our communities. The way we put these commitments into practice is always place-based – tailored around local needs and opportunities for communities at each place.

Decent work and economic growth

1. Education

Goal: Impactful education partnerships, benefiting over 80,000 people by 2030.


People have benefited from our education initiatives since 2021

2. Employment

Goal: Impactful employment partnerships, benefiting over 10,000 people with meaningful support by 2030. 


People have benefited from our employment and training partnerships since 2021

3. Affordable space

Goal: Affordable space at each priority place, with at least £10m of affordable workspace, retail space, community and arts space delivered across our portfolio by 2030.

£ 4.8 m

Of affordable space provided across our portfolio in past two years

Social Impact Fund

Our £25m Social Impact Fund to 2030 provides vital funding for charities and projects in and around our places.

£ 12.5 m

Social value created in 2023 by core funded projects and affordable space

Local Charter

Local Charter

Sustainability Progress Report 2023

Sustainability Report 2023

Sustainability Strategy 2030

Sustainability Strategy 2030

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