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Our growth and success must be inclusive and shared with our wider London community

The Docklands has seen some of the greatest economic change in Europe. We took on the challenge to integrate new companies into the local area, to promote inclusive growth and living the values and principles of being a good neighbour.

Our aim is to create quality, inclusive and sustainable districts that emerge through close working partnerships with our neighbours and stakeholders. We are committed to opening the widest possible economic opportunities to local people, supporting relevant programmes and initiatives as well as providing cultural, sporting and artistic activities.

We continue to share the benefits of our construction projects by employing people within the community and support programmes and organisations which assist in the creation of direct or indirect opportunities for local people.

Our events, activities and support reach out not just to those who work at Canary Wharf, but the wider local population. It’s a key part of our community engagement programme.

Through fostering collaboration we have the potential to achieve significant outcomes of both individual and collective benefit. Our Tenant Sustainability Forum is our mechanism through which tenants can share learning, best practice and data on a range of sustainability issues, and help us to define a sustainable culture on the Estate. We are continually collaborating to share experiences and learning, and will encourage others to do the same.

Community Outreach
  • We organise regular Community Forum meetings with local residents’ associations and voluntary community groups where we keep people informed about changes at Canary Wharf including future developments and consider concerns and requests from local people.
  • Every year, we host one of London’s largest programmes of free artistic and cultural entertainment, as well the UK’s largest permanent and growing collection of purchased and commissioned outdoor artwork. Canary Wharf hosts more than 100 art events every year and there are more than 70 works of art by 45 artists and designers on public display.
  • Career Champions Scheme launched in 2017 for all staff to offer more varied and flexible volunteering opportunities
Developing the Local Economy

Canary Wharf generates more gross value added (GVA) than any of the other boroughs in the surrounding area, £17.8bn annually.

Skills for the Future
  • Creating a new generation of places involves training the next generation of design and construction professionals. In collaboration with Open City, we engaged primary school pupils through the Architecture in School (AiS) programme. Using real-world challenges, AiS promotes careers in construction by inspiring the next generation of architects.
  • One Canada Square became the new home of postgraduate programmes for University College London’s (UCL) School of Management. Offering students and staff unique access to leading innovators, thought leaders and businesses