We create workplaces designed for life - not just the 9 to 5. From a net zero office space in Southwark to an office at the heart of Manchester’s MediaCity, find the perfect fit for 10-150+ desks.
The Forge, Bankside
Inspired by its industrial past and built for the future, it’s our first net zero carbon workplace.
Part of the Nova campus, n2 is an oasis of calm in vibrant Victoria.
Bright and airy offices allow people to take in the inspiring cityscape, especially on the 20 outdoor terraces.
Dashwood, City of London
Dashwood is a boutique tower at an unrivalled City location, providing a unique choice of workspaces to meet customer needs today, and in the future.
140 Aldersgate, City of London
Located in the heart of a vibrant city location, 140 Aldersgate connects business and culture between Farringdon and Barbican.
Retail & Hospitality
We own and operate some of the UK's most renowned retail and hospitality destinations that connect brands with people.
Bluewater features a curated brand mix of retail and leisure experiences.
Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth
With its unique waterfront location and maritime history, Gunwharf Quays offers warm hospitality alongside its premium retail and leisure experiences.
St David's, Cardiff
St David’s occupies one third of Cardiff’s city centre, and half of the city’s retail space, establishing it as the beating heart of the community.
The open-air experience under the iconic domed roof of Trinity Leeds spans over 1 million sq ft of prime retail and hospitality space.
Modernity meets history in the characterful Westgate Oxford, a stone’s throw away from the historic Oxford Castle Quarter.
Working closely with communities and local authorities around the UK, we regenerate urban spaces into thriving places to live, work and play.
Mayfield is a 24-acre brownfield site packed with heritage and the River Medlock flowing through its core.
The O2 Centre, Camden
The O2 Centre Masterplan will deliver a new mixed-use urban neighbourhood spanning 14-acres of currently underutilised space in Zone 2 London.
The Galleries, Glasgow
The Galleries, our vision for the redevelopment of Buchanan Galleries, is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to enhance the city centre as a magnetic place for homegrown talent and opportunity.
Lewisham Shopping Centre, Lewisham
We’re developing plans to shape a new centre for Lewisham. The plans will redefine the town centre – offering everyone better choices and new experiences that are firmly rooted in Lewisham's people and culture.
Landsec and TOWN, working with Cambridge City Council and Anglian Water, are developing a vision for a new urban quarter in Cambridge.
We build and invest in buildings, spaces and partnerships to create sustainable places, connect communities and realise potential.
Our 2022 impact report deep dives into the ways our places and activities are making a difference across the UK. From our economic contributions to the social and sustainable value we deliver, we recognise that the consequences of the actions we take as an organisation are both far-reaching and long-lasting.
Discover the strategy that drives our success, as we create sustainable value for our three types of investor: institutional, private and debt.
2023 full year results
Land Securities Group PLC announced its full year results for the 12 months ended 31 March 2023, on Tuesday 16 May 2023.
Sustainable urban places
Building on our competitive advantages. First to opportunities, in shape to act.
We're working to enhance the health of our environment and improve quality of life for our people, customers and communities - now, and for future generations.
Landsec Futures is a £20m fund that aims to deliver around £200m of social value by 2030, supporting at least 30,000 people from underrepresented socio-economic backgrounds towards long-term employment. It will also provide the chance to increase the diversity of talent across the industry and in our business.
Life at Landsec
We're shining a spotlight on some of the inspirational people that work for us as part of our Life at Landsec series.
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Reimagining the city for gender inclusivity
Hear more from Ellie Cosgrave about how we need to rethink our public spaces and challenge our existing assumptions about how to deliver cities which are successfully inclusive.
Co-founding director of architecture practice dRMM and thought leader on the future of cities
How do we create places that people genuinely want to live in? What are the tools for making cities that are desirable and that embrace an authentic blend of vibrancy, community and progress, and improve quality of life?
These have been questions central to my own practice for the past two decades, motivating my decision to launch the Quality of Life Foundation in 2018 and underpinning my work in placing design at the heart of infrastructural and housing development. With the pace of urbanisation not appearing to be slowing down any time soon, these questions have never prompted more attention or more solutions.
As recently as the 1990s, the world’s rural population was around double the size of its urban community. But that has quite rapidly changed, with more and more people moving to urban centres past the mid-2000s and with two thirds of humanity forecast to move to cities by 2050 according to United Nation’s research.
City life is at a juncture, poised to shape what could be bright, progressive futures, if we are only able to prioritise what it takes to get there.
Placing environmental impact and social equity at the centre
Landsec’s Shaping Successful Future Cities report makes inroads into mapping out those priorities. It does this by comparing hypothetical urban outcomes; each dependant on the decisions and pathways movers and thinkers will take in carving out a way forward for cities. Looking at those scenarios presented – from best to worst – prompts one to question what is important to city dwellers now, and what might be moving into the near future?
Where in the past it would have been industrial progress, the prowess of the financial sector, or the glamour of ‘star-architecture’, in this decade and the coming few, those values will and must shift. The report helps us to work out what those values are, by setting out the challenges; offering choices and ideas on how to tackle them. From the six suggested ‘principles of urbanisation in practice’, it is the ideas around environmental impact and social equity that I find most compelling and urgent. Two issues that are strongly linked. In the context of a climate emergency, decarbonising the systems cities use to function must take precedence. If nothing else, because doing so has the knock-on effect of creating greater parity of conditions for all people who inhabit cities. Moving away from those corrosive aspects of urban living such as noise and visual pollution, poor air and spatial quality, hyper-density and a gross lack of space. Prioritising ‘planet’ in urban places, to me, also means prioritising ‘people’.
Building desirability through co-creation
So how do we find more specific and authentic ways to address issues of environmental and social equity? To my mind, it is through building more inclusive places, and working collaboratively when developing – finding ways to involve communities directly in the way cities are planned, designed and built, and building a sense of ownership into urban centres as a way to unlocking civic pride.
Communities need to feel ownership of the process; co-creation as opposed to the transactional ‘you said, we did’ culture that often exists as a tick box exercise. One of the largest research projects the Quality of life Foundation is currently undertaking is to benchmark best practice in community consultation; setting a nationwide standard for what good looks like. The hope is that this is replicated on a project-by-project basis and championed in urban developments at all scales, and ultimately mandated at higher levels of policy making.
Landsec’s Cities Manifesto outlines the link between promoting civic pride and ownership, through encouraging systems of devolution. In this respect, cities stand to learn something from beyond their boundaries.
In rural life, involvement and a sense of ownership over changes to local plans can feel much easier to achieve by virtue of community size and cohesion. A smaller scale can help make a process more informal, more discursive. With towns and cities, inhabitants can only meaningfully partake in the processes through more formalised or structured means. For this reason, policy and local authorities must become a stronger conduit to catalysing greater community engagement and participation in urban development.
As such, the Cities Manifesto asserts that for cities to undergo renaissance as they continue to populate, then “city and local governments need to be better funded and empowered through a meaningful devolutionary settlement”. It highlights the need for more funding to the local authorities and stronger links between private and public bodies.
Innovating ways to encourage financial and creative stimulus through meanwhile uses and seeding funding to local initiatives plays to that sense of ownership and pride. I agree that a more connected and symbiotic planning system could help break barriers between disparate stakeholders. However, we must ensure that decentralisation is done with care and proper strategic oversight, if we are to meaningfully devolve decision-making into a more democratic, community-led endeavour.
Meeting profound inequalities in health, equity and opportunity will require not only a radical shift in our cities’ physical structure and the way in which the built environment is designed, built, financed and managed, but also much greater multidisciplinary and joined-up leadership that transcends political cycles.
We need to share our experience, skills and knowledge more. Indeed, this approach is one I have advocated in different guises over many years – an approach that promotes more joined up thinking, more listening and learning from above and more power for contribution given to communities themselves.
Cities are incubators for greater diversity, progress, action, and overall evolution. We must celebrate them and support their resilience. We must also scrutinise the ways in which they are transforming, ensuring that they do so in ways that improve the quality of life of their inhabitants and the health of our planet.
We have the collective skills, experience and knowledge to achieve the ‘best scenario’, so let’s make sure we do.
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