British Land has announced that The Prince’s Trust will be moving its headquarters and London office from Regent’s Park to the City at Broadgate House on Eldon Street.
The Trust helps disadvantaged young people to get their lives on track. It supports 13 to 30 year-olds who are unemployed and those struggling at school and at risk of exclusion. Many of the young people helped by The Prince’s Trust are in or leaving care, facing issues such as homelessness or mental health problems, or they have been in trouble with the law.
The Trust’s programmes give vulnerable young people the practical and financial support needed to stabilise their lives, helping develop self-esteem and skills for work.
British Land has let the 32,000 sq ft Broadgate House to the youth charity, including two retail units on Eldon Street which the Trust aims to use to showcase some of its work with young people. The move will be completed in six months while a comprehensive refurbishment of the building takes place.
Broadgate House is located at the heart of the City in close proximity to Liverpool Street and Moorgate stations.
Tim Roberts, Head of Offices at British Land said:
“We are delighted that The Prince’s Trust has chosen to relocate to Broadgate House. The property has satisfied their requirement well and will be significantly improved over the next six months. The Trust is involved in very impressive work to inspire positive change in young people and it is a privilege to have them located within one of our City buildings.”
Martina Milburn, chief executive of The Prince’s Trust said:
“The Prince’s Trust has grown over the last few years as we respond to the increasing number of young people who need our help. Broadgate House provides ideal facilities for our HQ and our London office, which supports young people in and around the capital. We also hope to use the retail units to showcase the achievements of some of the young people we have helped.”
British Land has been involved with The Prince’s Trust for several years through its community engagement programme, which includes fundraising, volunteer support and hosting specialist mentoring workshops as part of the Trust’s Enterprise Programme.