British Land Educational Broadsheets

In the early 1990s British Land, in conjunction with the Design Council produced an award-winning series of Educational Broadsheets which were distributed to schools throughout the United Kingdom. Among the themes covered were the evolution of shops and housing, buildings for education and the architecture of public transport. The common feature was the property element, for so many human activities rely on buildings which, whether we are aware of it or not, play a major role in shaping the fabric of our everyday as well as defining the environment in which we live. These broadsheets were very successful in helping children understand the connection between a building form and its practical function.

Houses Power & Industry Shops Transport
Writers Food Leisure Education

Each broadsheet has been split into a web page for each of the buildings. Most of the broadsheets had information on each building on both sides so we have combined the information but kept the separate paragraphs.

The staff and pupils of Thomas Jones Primary School making good use of the Company‘s educational broadsheets. In other London schools, British Land volunteers helped with reading support at this time as part of the National Literary Trust’s ‘Reading is Fundamental’ scheme. The oversize page shows the lengths to which the Company was prepared to go to make this project a success.

The British Land Company PLC, (Educational Publications), 10 Cornwall Terrace, Regent's Park, London NW1 4QP The text and illustrations are copyright but may be photocopied and circulated for classroom use.