A ‘PLACE BASED’ APPROACH
Every area and community has different needs and opportunities. We tailor our support to what’s most for impactful at each location and adapt quickly as things change.
USING THE MOST EFFECTIVE PRACTICES
We ground our approach in independent research, use accredited schemes when available, and evaluate against recognised standards. So, we know we’re making the biggest difference we can.
A TAILORED APPROACH FOR GREATEST IMPACT
Broadgate has a place-based approach, partnering with local businesses and charities, such as ELBA, to make sure we support what is relevant to our community and customers.
- Broadgate celebrates the 10 year anniversary of partnership with the Young Readers Programme – The National Literacy Trust’s Flagship programme which gives disadvantaged young people books of their own and encourages a love of reading.
- Broadgate partners with Career Ready – a national charity that aims to boost social mobility by connecting schools and businesses and ensuring all young people have the opportunities to help realise their potential.
- The East London Business Alliance (ELBA) is a local charity that focuses on building connections between businesses and local communities to help build the capacity of local organisations, support young people in education and place people into employment in London.
THE MOST EFFECTIVE APPROACHES AND PRACTICES
To truly understand issues and opportunities at Broadgate, we ground our place-based approach in independent research. We then think about these priorities in every decision made, working towards accreditation and certification wherever possible, and tracking and evaluating the social contribution we’re making against robust governance standards.
SHARING ALL OUR RESOURCES
We share all we can – from volunteering our expertise and time, to offering space for community uses, to contributing investment through our Community Fund at campuses.
HELPING YOU MAKE THE BIGGEST DIFFERENCE
We can help you make the best use of your time, resources and people’s efforts by using our experience, processes and approach.
- Broadgate is committed to responsible recruitment and selection processes which create a gateway for local talent, particularly for those from underrepresented or disadvantaged communities.
- 500+ individuals have been placed into roles at Broadgate and in the local area through Broadgate Connect – Bespoke recruitment and employment training service.
- 400+ individuals have benefited from employability training through Broadgate Connect. Contact Anthony Lee for more information
- Broadgate also works with the East London Business Alliance (ELBA) – a charity that has helped over 700 local people into work
CONNECTING YOU WITH YOUR LOCAL COMMUNITY
We’ll connect you with the best opportunities for involvement and collaboration with the community and other customers through our networks and partnerships.
- Broadgate has a designated full-time Community Manager who connects with customers and with local schools, charities and social enterprises to build the network and identify opportunities for mutually beneficial programmes and partnerships.
BUILDING A FUTURE WE’RE PROUD OF
Together we can invest our efforts in the projects and initiatives that will pay dividends now and for years to come.
- Broadgate is currently going through a ten-year redevelopment with the help of Sir Robert McAlpine. Community engagement is key to the long-term success of this redevelopment – a unique opportunity to make a sustainable impact in four key areas: education, employment and skills, business and culture and environmental stewardship.
- 33% of our construction spend went on small and medium-sized enterprises in the first two years of our programme to transform Broadgate. This helped grow their income by £61M