Our Community

Whilst we may be unusually quiet at the moment, we have been working alongside our local community. We thought you might like to know what we’re up to.

What we're doing
Over the last two weeks, British Land’s Communities team has been working with our network of local partners to identify how together we can best support them. We will be sharing details soon.

Community Investment Fund
British Land has been able to re-deploy the remaining £250,000 within British Land's Corporate Investment Fund, directly to help communities across the country respond to the impact of Covid-19 over the next few months.

We have doubled our annual donation to Shelter to £50,000 to support their helpline, which has seen a sharp rise in calls from people worried about their jobs and homes as a result of the virus.

We know many of you will be offering support wherever you can, if you’d like to do more or need support, do get in contact info@drakecircus.com


Our community top picks

M&S | NHS and Emergency Service Workers

The M&S Foodhall is open for you and your community from 8 - 6pm Monday - Saturday and from 10.30 - 4.30pm on Sunday. The first hour of trading on Mondays and Thursdays will be dedicated to the older and vulnerable customers. For NHS and Emergency Service workers this will be Tuesdays and Fridays.

M&S ask their other customers to respect this request, as it's the kindness and support we show each other that will get us through this.

Find out more regarding our opening times, entrances and car park.



Plymouth City Council | Good Neighbours Scheme

Bringing together community groups and charities across the city to provide a central place where people can put their hat in the ring to help.


Bills | Food for the NHS


The Entertainer | Foodbank support

The Entertainer are joining forces with Trussell Trust, FareShare UK and other organisations to get food to foodbanks and community charities.


Supporting foodbanks and community charities We’re proud to be supporting our communities nationwide by joining forces with @trusselltrust, @FareShareUK & 4 other great organisations in a unique cross-sector partnership, to get food to people at #foodbanks & community charities during the coronavirus pandemic. We’re adapting our services to work alongside each other because foodbanks & community charities need our help to get vital support to people during this pandemic. Community is at the heart of what we do and we’re delighted to be able to support this wonderful initiative and help those at most need in our communities. We’re in this together and together we’re stronger! Thanks to all involved in this big team effort!

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Holland and Barrett | NHS care packages


Primark | Clothing donations


Krispy Kreme | Half a million smiles


Three | NHS Online

To ensure access to timely and accurate healthcare advice, Three customers can access NHS online without using any data, even if they've run out.



Vodafone | Stay Connected

Free access to NHS sites, increasing network capacity and providing tips to make sure you stay connected.


These are unprecedented times and we hope you’re all staying at home and that you and your families are safe and well.

We look forward to seeing you back at Drake Circus very soon.

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