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Encyclopedia > British Land
The British Land Company PLC
Type Real estate investment trust
Founded 1856
Headquarters Marble Arch, London
Key people Sir John Ritblat (Honorary President)

Dr Chris Gibson-Smith (Chairman) Image File history File links British_Land. ... // A Real Estate Investment Trust or REIT (rēt, rhymes with treat) is a tax designation for a corporation investing in real estate that reduces or eliminates corporate income taxes. ... Marble Arch was originally erected on The Mall, as a gateway to the newly rebuilt Buckingham Palace. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... Please wikify (format) this article as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... A Chairman is the presiding officer of a meeting, organization, committee, or other deliberative body. ...

Stephen Hester (CEO)
Industry real estate
Products london offices and retail
Operating income £1,440m (2007)
Net income £2,453m (2007)
Employees 804 (2007)
Website www.britishland.com

The British Land Company PLC (LSE: BLND) is one of the largest property development and investment companies in the United Kingdom. It converted to a Real Estate Investment Trust when REITs were introduced in the United Kingdom in January 2007. It is headquartered in London and traded on the London Stock Exchange. It is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index. A Chief Executive Officer (CEO), or Chief Executive, is the highest-ranking corporate officer, administrator, corporate administrator, executive, or executive officer, in charge of total management of a corporation, company, organization or agency. ... Real estate is a legal term that encompasses land along with anything permanently affixed to the land, such as buildings. ... Earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT), also known as operating income and operating profit, is a term used to describe a companys earnings. ... ISO 4217 Code GBP User(s) United Kingdom, Crown Dependencies Inflation 2. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... Net income is equal to the income that a firm has after subtracting costs and expenses from the total revenue. ... ISO 4217 Code GBP User(s) United Kingdom, Crown Dependencies Inflation 2. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... For the album by the Kaiser Chiefs see Employment (album) Employment is a contract between two parties, one being the employer and the other being the employee. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos and other digital assets that is hosted on a Web server, usually accessible via the Internet or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML, that is almost always accessible... The Source by Greyworld, in the new LSE building Paternoster Square. ... // A Real Estate Investment Trust or REIT (rÄ“t, rhymes with treat) is a tax designation for a corporation investing in real estate that reduces or eliminates corporate income taxes. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... The Source by Greyworld, in the new LSE building Paternoster Square. ... The FTSE 100 Index (pronounced footsie) is a share index of the 100 most highly capitalized companies listed on the London Stock Exchange, begun on January 3, 1984. ...


British Land was founded in 1856. Between 1970 and 2006[1] it was chaired by Sir John Ritblat, one of the best known figures in the British property sector, whose knighthood was announced in the queen's new year's honours list for 2006. As of 31 March 2007 the property portfolio was valued at £16.9 billion. Please wikify (format) this article as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... March 31 is the 90th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (91st in leap years), with 275 days remaining. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ...


More than half of the portfolio is invested in retail. This includes the Meadowhall shopping centre in Sheffield, which is one of the largest in the UK, and a large amount of property which has been purchased from and leased back to major retailers such as Tesco, Sainsbury's and ASDA. The other major group of assets is office property, most of which is in central London. This includes the Broadgate Estate near Liverpool Street station and Regent's Place near Euston Station. British Land has been involved in Broadgate, which is one of the largest development projects in London in recent decades and is still incomplete, since 1984, and after making a string of acquisitions on the estate over the years it acquired the last piece in 2003. In 2004 it received planning permission for a Richard Rogers designed skyscraper at 122 Leadenhall Street in the City of London which will become one of the tallest buildings in Western Europe. Demolition of the existing structure began in January 2007 and building completion is expected in 2010. The company have current proposals to extend Regent's Place as far as Osnaburgh Street with two new mixed use buildings designed by Terry Farrell and Wilkinson Eyre. Meadowhall is a large shopping centre located three miles northeast of central Sheffield, England. ... Sheffield is a city and metropolitan borough in South Yorkshire, England. ... Tesco plc is a UK-based international grocery and general merchandising retail chain. ... J Sainsbury plc is the parent company of Sainsburys Supermarkets Ltd, commonly known as Sainsburys, a chain of supermarkets in the United Kingdom. ... ASDA is a chain of supermarkets in the United Kingdom offering food, clothing and general merchandise products. ... The Broadgate site features several works of public art, the largest of which is Richard Serras 55 ft high, free standing sculpture, Fulcrum 1987. ... Liverpool Street station, also called London Liverpool Street, is a mainline railway station and connected London Underground station in the north eastern corner of the City of London, the main financial district, with entrances on Bishopsgate and Liverpool Street itself. ... Regents Place is a mixed use business and retail and (from 2009) residential quarter on the north side of Euston Road in the London Borough of Camden. ... Euston station, also known as London Euston, is a major railway station to the north of central London and in the London Borough of Camden. ... Richard George Rogers, Baron Rogers of Riverside (born 23 July 1933) is a British architect noted for his modernist and functionalist designs. ... 122 Leadenhall Street 122 Leadenhall Street is an office block in the City of London that is owned by British Land and occupied (2006) by Calyon. ... The City of London is a geographically-small city within Greater London, England. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... Categories: People stubs ... Wilkinson Eyre Architects W.E.A. is a high-profile, international architecture firm based in London, UK. The firm has received many awards for outstanding and original solutions to design and engineering problems. ...


In May 2005 British Land announced that it had agreed to purchase Pillar Property Plc for £811 million pounds in cash to boost its position in the out-of-town retail property sector.


External links

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British Land - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (387 words)
The British Land Company Plc (LSE: BLND) is one of the largest property development and investment companies in the United Kingdom.
British Land has been involved in Broadgate, which is one of the largest development projects in London in recent decades and is still incomplete, since 1984, and after making a string of acquisitions on the estate over the years it acquired the last piece in 2003.
In May 2005 British Land announced that it had agreed to purchase Pillar Property Plc for £811 million pounds in cash to boost its position in the out-of-town retail property sector.
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