Hammerson has been developing and managing property for over half a century, discover our story in the interactive timeline below.
changed its name to Hammerson Property and Investment Trust.
Hammerson was established in 1942 by Lewis Hammerson, originally developing residential property then expanding into commercial property in 1948. Hammerson became a public company in 1954, and began a programme of partnering with local authorities to redevelop UK cities’ retail offer. The Company opened Brent Cross, the UK’s first covered mall, in 1976, and expanded into French commercial property in 1985. As mentioned in the Chief Executive’s report, Hammerson focuses on winning retail locations.