Different makes the difference
We believe that bringing together different ideas, voices and perspectives is the greatest agent for positive change. Here East People and Here East Planet reaffirm our core commitments to community and sustainability, with innovation as the driving force.
Different to the core
Developing innovative solutions to critical societal and environmental challenges has been central to the Here East mission since our inception. To do this, we foster collaboration and connect diverse perspectives. We challenge the status quo, take risks and pursue fresh thinking. And we're transparent and inclusive in our progress and efforts.
Most successful example of post-Olympic regeneration to date
At the forefront of inclusive enterprise and innovation in London
We outperform sustainability targets in transport and biodiversity
We connect over 3,000 young people to education each year
RICS Social Impact Award
The RICS Social Impact Awards recognise outstanding achievement by developments in the built environment that have made a positive and transformational contribution to society. Highly praised by the judges for its social and environmental impact, Here East won at both the Regional and Grand Finals of the inaugural 2020 Awards in the Commercial category.
Our spaces and systems are designed to maximise collaboration across the field. We break down silos and connect people from diverse backgrounds, whether through educational initiatives like our Scholarship Programme or by developing innovative solutions to inclusion at Plexal's dedicated Social Inclusion Unit.
By challenging the status quo, we drive innovation. We're never afraid to try something new and always pursue fresh ideas. Case in point: our innovation hub Plexal, where over 140 companies and 800 members leverage radical thinking across sectors from AI to cybersecurity and mobility.
Since we launched, Here East has made significant contributions to the regeneration of the local area – all thanks to input from our communities and partners. As we raise and broaden our ambitions for the future, we remain transparent about our progress, inviting others to discuss, debate and improve our efforts.
Here East Impact Report 2021
Here East People
We may run on renewable energy, but it's people who power us. Here East People is our ongoing commitment to community, set up to make a positive impact – here, in the local area and beyond – and championing difference in all forms.
Here East Planet
Positive change demands an inherently sustainable approach. For us, that means continually improving campus sustainability – from energy and waste management through to bio-diversity – and working with leading innovators to develop solutions to the climate crisis.