Above: The Leadenhall Building in the City of London – otherwise known as 'The Cheesegrater'. Top Right: development of the former cattle market in Hereford.
British land was founded in 1856. From 1971 to 1990, our property portfolio was grown from £37 million to £1.6 billion by John Ritblat. Today our portfolio is valued at £10.4 billion and we are the UK's largest listed retail landlord by value, with 28 million sq ft of retail space.
As an investor, British Land's sights are set on the long term. So we realise that the success of developments of sites such as Canal Corridor North, will benefit immensely from our engagement with the community, the generation of local employment and being a good neighbour.
Lancaster is an attractive historic city with many important heritage assets and this is one of the key reasons why we are investing. Working closely with English Heritage and Lancaster City Council, our aim is to provide a sensitive redevelopment of the site, in keeping with the historic built environment of Lancaster.
For that reason we have appointed the highly respected firm Richard Griffiths Architects to advise on heritage issues and the retention, repair, enhancement and re-use of the various listed buildings on the site. New architect, Chapman Taylor, has also been appointed to undertake the masterplanning of the development.