Tuesday 22 December 2020 – Media Release
Braeburn Estates Provides 2,000 Hot Meals to Support Vulnerable Lambeth Residents
On Wednesday 16th December 2020, Braeburn Estates (the joint venture between Qatari Diar and Canary Wharf Group, behind Southbank Place) and the South London Procurement Network (SLPN) were the lead sponsor behind a major effort to provide much-needed hot meals to homeless, vulnerable, lonely and elderly residents of Lambeth.
Supplying over 2,000 hot meals from a collection of local restaurants across the Borough of Lambeth, volunteers from Braeburn and SLPN were on hand to deliver the meals to those most in need, as well as support from other sponsors, including Waterloo’s Park Plaza Hotel team who cooked the meals in the restaurant’s kitchen.
Howard Dawber from Braeburn Estates, commented: “The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the entire world, however, it has been especially difficult for the elderly, vulnerable and those most in need. We are just happy to be in a position to give something back to the local community and provide hot meals to people that don’t always know where the next one is coming from. A number of our team also volunteered on the day to ensure the operation ran smoothly and successfully.”
Taking the role as major sponsor of the event, spearheaded by Councillor Ibrahim Dogus, representing the Bishop’s ward of Lambeth Borough Council, Braeburn Estate’s donation totalled £10,000 and is part of an extended programme of charity initiatives and support work throughout 2020.
Southbank Place, which is being developed by Braeburn Estates, also recently led an internal food drive for Waterloo Food Bank to provide essential food items to help struggling local families this Christmas.
For further information on Southbank Place and its work within the local community, visit www.southbank-place.com or call 020 7001 3600.
For further information, please contact:
Canary Wharf Group plc
T: 020 7418 2166
Notes to Editors:
About Southbank Place
Southbank Place is being developed by Braeburn Estates, a joint venture between Canary Wharf Group plc and Qatari Diar Real Estate Investment Company.
About Qatari Diar
Qatari Diar is a global leader in sustainable real estate, building landmark projects of unrivalled scope and vision. We create vibrant communities dedicated to capturing the hearts and imaginations of the people we serve. These developments are conceived from our commitment to preserving and reflecting local characters and traditions and our visions have created places with a sense of identity and purpose where people aspire to live, work and visit.
Qatari Diar’s European operation is based in London, and boasts several key local projects, including a landmark residential development at the 12 acre Chelsea Barracks site in Belgravia; Southbank Place, a mixed-use joint venture between Qatari Diar and Canary Wharf Group situated in a prime central London location on the south bank of the River Thames; 30 Grosvenor Square, the current US Embassy in London, which will become a luxury hotel, retail and event space; and East Village & Elephant Park, a joint venture with Delancey and APG, offering more than 4000 private residential apartments for rent.
Qatari Diar seeks to harness the world’s greatest architectural and design talent in order to create sustainable communities that will stand the test of time.
About Canary Wharf Group:
Canary Wharf Group (CWG) has overseen the largest urban regeneration project in Europe and is a private real estate company that develops, manages and currently owns interests in approximately 7.5 million square feet of office space, 0.9 million square feet of retail and over 500 Build to Rent apartments.
The company’s current £2.4 billion construction activity is composed of 500k square feet of commercial properties and over 1,750 new homes, for sale, for rent, intermediate and affordable. The development pipeline includes a further 4.8 million square feet of secured planning, with a further planning opportunity for North Quay of 2.5 million square feet.
CWG is an industry leader in sustainability including purchasing 100% renewable electricity for the Estate since 2012 and zero waste going to landfill from the managed Estate since 2009. By the end of 2020, CWG will be the largest sustainable developer in the UK with over 10 million square feet of sustainably certified buildings.