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British Land is one of Europe's largest publicly listed real estate companies. It owns, manages, develops and finances a portfolio of high-quality commercial property around the UK, including the majority of the Paddington Central estate. The company's objective is to deliver long-term and sustainable total returns to shareholders. It does this by focusing on Places People Prefer. British Land aims to create outstanding places which make a positive difference to people's everyday lives.
Brockton Everlast Inc.
Brockton Everlast was established in 2018 as the fourth vehicle of the Brockton team with a sole focus on owning, developing and asset managing large scale, premier workplaces across central London and its wider metro area. Brockton Everlast has over £355m of initial equity commitments, towards an equity target of £1.0bn. The Brockton team has raised over £1.85bn of equity over the past 12 years. Since the beginning of 2019, Brockton Everlast has also acquired 169 Union Street in Bankside, Devonshire Quarter on the Spitalfields / City border and Waterside House in Paddington, the Global Headquarters of Marks & Spencer.
CC Land own One Kingdom Street in Paddington, providing 265,000 sq ft of Grade A offices to companies such as Vodafone and Equinor. They also own The Leadenhall Building in the City.
CC Land’s core business is property development and investment.
Derwent London is a commercial property investor focused on central London. Having spearheaded the redevelopment of Two Eastbourne Terrace in Paddington, Derwent London secured planning consent for a mixed-use canalside scheme at 55-65 North Wharf Road, the stunning Brunel Building, which is due to complete in 2019.
Equinor (U.K) Limited - formerly Statoil - is one of the largest international offices of Equinor, and employs approximately 250 staff pursuing a broad range of activities relating to energy production and sales in Britain. Equinor produces oil and gas and conducts exploration & development activities on the UK continental shelf. The Equinor team at Paddington sponsor a range of activities within schools and charities through The Paddington Partnership.
European Land and Property
European Land and Property is the developer behind the well-known Paddington Basin scheme. Phase 1 is completed and occupied, now home to names such as Orange and Marks & Spencer. Phase 2 sees the creation of the stunning Merchant Square, the final piece in the Paddington Basin redevelopment, including the tallest building in Westminster, 1 Merchant Square.
Great Western Railway
Great Western Railway (GWR) provides high speed, commuter, regional and branch line train services. They help over 100 million passengers reach their destinations every year - across South Wales, the West Country, the Cotswolds, and large parts of Southern England.
We’re currently seeing the biggest investment in the network since Brunel so that GWR can offer more trains, more seats, and shorter, more frequent journeys and continue the network’s heritage of helping connect more businesses to new and prosperous markets. Through a series of initiatives GWR aims to be a good neighbour to the communities they serve and are committed to making a positive social impact in those regions. Learn how they are Building a Greater West at GWR.com. GWR is a FirstGroup company.
The Heathrow Express service between Paddington Station and the airport began in June 1998. Taking just fifteen minutes, there are over 150 services running between Heathrow and Paddington every day. Each year Heathrow Express travels the equivalent of almost four times the distance to the moon and has already run its millionth mile. Based in Paddington, the Heathrow Express team participate in regular fundraising events, volunteer in local schools and support local charities.
Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
The world famous St. Mary's Hospital is located in the heart of Paddington and provides a wide range of general and specialist services alongside world class research at Imperial College. The hospital is part of the Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, formed in 2007. The Trust, the largest in England, is the first Academic Health Sciences Centre in the UK and encourages closer links between service and research to improve care to patients.
Kingfisher is Europe's leading home improvement retail group and the third largest in the world, with leading market positions in the UK, France, Poland, Italy, China and Taiwan. Kingfisher operates over 750 stores in 10 countries in Europe and Asia. Its main retail brands are B&Q, Castorama, Brico Dépôt and Screwfix Direct. At Paddington Kingfisher works to help meet local community needs through The Paddington Partnership.
Marks & Spencer, the nation's favourite, are based in Waterside House at Paddington Basin. Through The Paddington Partnership, Marks & Spencer promote widespread employee volunteering in the local area, supporting schools and charities with individual volunteering, team challenges and long-term skilled volunteering. They also support St Mary's Hospital in regular fundraising events.
Mars is a family-owned business with more than a century of history making diverse products and offering services for people and the pets people love. The company is a global business that produces some of the world’s best-loved brands: M&M’s®, SNICKERS®, TWIX®, MILKY WAY®, DOVE®, PEDIGREE®, ROYAL CANIN®, WHISKAS®, EXTRA®, ORBIT®, 5™, SKITTLES®, UNCLE BEN’S®, and COCOAVIA®.
The Mars Volunteer Program (MVP) is the worldwide initiative that unleashes the company's greatest assets – its Associates – to make a difference in the communities where Mars operates and sources its products. That is why they are delighted to partner with The Paddington Partnership to give back to the Paddington community.
Meritas are creating Paddington Gardens, a stunning addition of over 300 1, 2, 3 & 4 bedroom homes on North Wharf Road. The apartments and penthouses overlook beautiful landscaped gardens, featuring an arc of London Plane trees. With gardens almost an acre in size, the central garden will feature more than 200 birch trees, a miniature stream and a children’s play ‘fort’.
Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems
Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (MHPS) is a global leader in the field of thermal power generation systems and environmental technologies. With key office locations based in the EMEA region, their London headquarters relocated to Paddington in 2017. Engaging with local communities, charities and schools, interacting with small groups and sponsoring of events, are key activities long established within the company. Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Europe, together with the global MHPS Group, is committed to maintaining the respect and trust of the community. By joining the Community Programme, MHPS are able to actively demonstrate this committment here in Paddington.
Nissan Design Europe
Nissan Design Europe is a creative hub of designers, who within the walls of the distinctive Rotunda building, conceive and develop new models for Nissan product ranges. Nissan Design Europe has joined The Paddington Partnership to launch its new global CSR strategy, #NissanChangeMaker. The strategy supports all employees to have time off from work to volunteer in the local community, on projects which support Nissan’s cleaner, safer and fairer agenda.
Tishman Speyer is one of the leading owners, developers, operators and fund managers of real estate throughout the world. Driven by business principles founded on a respect for humanity, the community and the environment, the firm collaborates across disciplines and borders to create real estate of enduring value, such as The Point in Paddington.
Vertex is a global biotechnology company that invests in scientific innovation to create transformative medicines for people with serious diseases. The company has multiple approved medicines that treat the underlying cause of cystic fibrosis (CF) — a rare, life-threatening genetic disease — and has several ongoing clinical and research programs in CF. Beyond CF, Vertex has a robust pipeline of investigational small molecule medicines in other serious diseases where it has deep insight into causal human biology, including pain, alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency and APOL1-mediated kidney diseases. In addition, Vertex has a rapidly expanding pipeline of genetic and cell therapies for diseases such as sickle cell disease, beta thalassemia, Duchenne muscular dystrophy and type 1 diabetes mellitus.
Founded in 1989 in Cambridge, Mass., Vertex's global headquarters is now located in Boston's Innovation District and its international headquarters are in London, UK. Additionally, the company has research and development sites and commercial offices in North America, Europe, Australia and Latin America. Vertex is consistently recognised as one of the industry's top places to work, including 10 consecutive years on Science magazine's Top Employers list and top five on the 2019 Best Employers for Diversity list by Forbes. For company updates and to learn more about Vertex's history of innovation, visit global.vrtx.com.
As a leader in card payments around the world, Visa Europe employs a multi-national workforce and receives visitors from around the world. The fast connections to Heathrow were a major factor in their decision to move to Paddington. As a founding member of The Paddington Partnership, Visa Europe plays an active role in the local community, with an extensive employee volunteering programme.
Vodafone moved their Head Office to Paddington in 2009. The Vodafone Foundation makes a charitable donation to The Paddington Partnership's community programme to facilitate company volunteering and corporate community involvement by Vodafone staff in and around Paddington.
YardNine is a property development and management company. Backed by Invesco Real Estate, YardNine are bringing forward the development of 50 Eastbourne Terrace in Paddington, which has planning consent for a new 94,185 sq ft office and retail scheme with a terrace of seven mews houses. Invesco also own adjacent 40 Eastbourne Terrace, an 84,450 sq ft office occupied by oil firm CB&I.