Future of London engages closely with a number of partners who support individual projects, whole workstreams and/or our ongoing Leadership programmes. As a not-for-profit, we depend on these financial contributions to support our work and keep events free of charge. That being said, partnering with Future of London is about much more than funding: we share networks, expertise, content, advice – and the convivial atmosphere that comes with doing what we love.
See below for some of our key partners and how we work with them. If your organisation is interested in supporting our programming and getting to know our network of 2,500 practitioners and more than 75 cross-sector organisations, please contact Future of London director Lisa Taylor at email@example.com or on 020 7251 6752.
Lewis Silkin‘s recognised experts provide legal services in all major service areas. Their clients range from small businesses to FTSE 100 companies, all who value their personal touch, their effective communication, and their individual style.
Lewis Silkin supports our Steering Group forums and hosts most of our Future London Leaders and Leaders Plus seminars and workshops. Lewis Silkin also co-sponsored our Delivering Estate Renewal roundtable/report series, sponsored our Living Legacies series, and has hosted breakfast seminars and the launch of our ARM report, as well as providing senior mentors, seminar leaders – and a partner to serve on Future of London’s board of directors.
Lovell inspires transformation in communities. Lovell is the nation’s complete housing solutions specialist by combining industry expertise, unrivalled local knowledge and a willingness to think innovatively and ambitiously. They provide their partners with the most comprehensive service in the industry – they fund the purchase of land, design and build new homes, refurbish existing homes, regenerate communities and provide the maintenance and service to keep homes in perfect condition. Lovell sell homes and help create successful, sustainable mixed tenure neighbourhoods, settling for nothing less than excellence in the service they offer.
Lovell has been a long-time core sponsor of Future London Leaders, our career development programme for London’s most promising regeneration, housing and economic development practitioners. Sponsorship is essential to keep this acclaimed programme affordable for public-sector organisations/candidates. Lovell also provides senior mentoring for both levels of Leaders programmes, and hosts our Alumni Network events.
RE (Regional Enterprise) Limited, or Re, is the new Joint Venture between London Borough of Barnet and Capita plc. Re will provide development and regulatory services (DRS) to residents in Barnet and the South East. Re formed under the 10-year contract between the Council and Capita to deliver development and regulatory services, and has guaranteed the council a cost saving of £39 million. In addition to financial savings, the Barnet based company will be investing £8.2 million in new technology, improving facilities, and training staff.
Re is a core sponsor of Future London Leaders, our career development programme for London’s most promising regeneration, housing and economic development practitioners. Sponsorship is essential to keep this acclaimed programme affordable for public-sector organisations/candidates. Re also provides senior mentoring for both levels of Leaders programmes.
Arup is an independent firm of designers, planners, engineers, consultants and technical specialists offering a broad range of professional services. They help their clients meet their business needs by adding value through technical excellence, efficient organisation and personal service. They provide the engineering and related consultancy services necessary to every stage of a project, from inception to completion and after. Throughout the world they provide a consistently excellent multi-disciplinary service, which also incorporates a concern for the environment. Arup is committed to sustainable design, to its increasing incorporation in their projects and to industry-wide sustainability initiatives.
Arup is lead sponsor and partner on FoL’s Managing London’s Exposure to Climate Change programme, to assess and address risks to public-sector assets and operations. They also co-sponsored our London 2050 seminar and report series including the Surface Tension mini-conference, our Creating Resilient Town Centres conference and our Crossrail as Catalyst project on regeneration around Crossrail stations. Arup also provides senior mentors, organisational raids, and event hosting, including our low pay seminar and our seminar series on public health.
Bilfinger GVA is the UK’s largest independent commercial property consultant. Headquartered in London and with 12 offices and 700 fee earners across the UK, Bilfinger GVA offers the country’s largest and most diverse multidisciplinary property consultancy outside of the capital.
Bilfinger GVA is a co-sponsor of FoL’s Doing More with Less conference on generating and safeguarding sustainable revenue at local level. They also hosted and co-sponsored our Delivering Estate Renewal in London 2016 roundtable series and report, and co-sponsored our Estate Renewal conference, Creating Resilient Town Centres conference and Crossrail as Catalyst report on regeneration around Crossrail stations. Bilfinger GVA also provides senior mentoring, seminar speakers and hosting for our acclaimed Leadership programmes.
Pollard Thomas Edwards (PTE) specialises in the creation of new neighbourhoods and the revitalisation of old ones. Their projects embrace the whole spectrum of residential development and other essential ingredients which make our cities, towns and villages into thriving and sustainable places: schools and nurseries, health and community centres, shops and workspaces, places to recreate, exercise and enjoy civic life.
Pollard Thomas Edwards is lead sponsor on FoL’s Workspace that Works programme of field trips, case studies, cross-sector events and report, and co-sponsored Future of London’s Estate Renewal in London roundtable series and report, our Delivering Estate Renewal conference and our Creating Resilient Town Centres conference. They have also hosted Steering Group FutureTalks and Leaders programmes, and have led seminars, workshops and an organisational raid, as well as providing senior mentors.
Since 1981, Argent has delivered some of the best mixed-use developments in the UK: major commercial, residential, education, cultural and community developments in the country’s largest cities. It is involved in the full development process – from identifying and assembling sites, developing designs and obtaining planning permission through to financing, project management of the construction process, letting, asset management and (sometimes) selling. It also manages and maintains buildings and estate.
Argent has a team of over 130 people. In March 2015 it entered into a joint venture partnership with respected US developer Related, forming Argent Related, to pursue future opportunities for urban development, with a focus on the build-to-rent sector.
Countryside works in partnership with public and private sector organisations to regenerate housing estates and secure the provision of high quality mixed-use and mixed-tenure schemes. Their projects are developed with local authorities, housing associations and local communities, and, they regard partnering as key to delivering this. They have undertaken more than 35 estate regeneration schemes since the 1980s and have been building new homes in London and the South East since 1958.
Countryside is lead sponsor on FoL’s 2016 conference, ‘Doing More with Less‘ on generating and safeguarding sustainable revenue at local level, and co-sponsored FoL’s 2014 conference on Delivering Estate Renewal.
Trust for London is a charitable organisation that exists to reduce poverty and inequality in London. They do this by funding the voluntary and community sector and others, as well as by using their own expertise and knowledge to support work that tackles poverty and its root causes.
Trust for London is co-funding our three-year research programme on engaging with the private rented sector.
Oak Foundation is a group of philanthropic organisations which, since its establishment in 1998, has given more than 2,400 grants to not-for-profit organisations around the world. The Foundation commits its resources to address issues of global, social and environmental concern, particularly those that have a major impact on the lives of the disadvantaged. Programmes include housing and homelessness, environment and international human rights.
Oak Foundation is co-funding our three-year research programme on engaging with the private rented sector. The foundation also supported our major research project on the use and viability of the Affordable Rent Model in London.
EDF Energy is one of the UK’s largest energy companies and its largest producer of low-carbon electricity. A wholly-owned subsidiary of the EDF Group, one of Europe’s largest energy groups, EDF Energy generate around one fifth of the UK’s electricity and employ around 15,000 people. They supply electricity and gas to around 5.5 million residential and business customers, making them the biggest supplier of electricity by volume.
EDF Energy sponsored FoL’s research programme on Engaging Private Landlords in Energy Efficiency – which led to a three-year programme on the PRS funded by Oak Foundation and Trust for London, as well as our Delivering Energy Efficiency series, on the impact of the Green Deal and the Energy Company Obligation, with a focus on knowledge sharing and best practice among practitioners.
Lend Lease is a world leader in delivering end-to-end property solutions, building on their core strengths in development, construction, infrastructure, fund management and asset management. Their vision is to create the best places. They specialise in developing large, mixed-use regeneration schemes and have particular strengths in partnering with the public and private sector, naturally targeting complex projects with long term duration.
Lend Lease supported Future of London’s 2014 Delivering Estate Renewal conference, and have provided senior mentors for our Leaders courses.
British Land is one of Europe’s largest publicly listed real estate companies. They own, manage, develop and finance a portfolio of high quality commercial property, focused on retail locations around the UK and London Offices & Residential. Their objective is to deliver long-term and sustainable total returns to their shareholders and they do this by focusing on Places People Prefer. People have a choice where they work, shop and live and British Land aim to create outstanding places which make a positive difference to people’s everyday lives.
British Land has provided general support, and shown keen interest in FoL’s Workspace that Works programming.
Campbell Tickell is a multi-disciplinary management consultancy focusing on the fields of housing, care and support, regeneration and social care. Their team of highly experienced and committed consultants and associates deliver services extend across: strategic planning, governance, performance review, HR, recruitment, public relations, housing management, property services, regeneration and community development.
Campbell Tickell has co-sponsored Leaders Plus and provides senior mentors for both levels of our Leaders Programmes, as well as ongoing recruiting and promotional support.
Rydon is a multi disciplinary construction, development, maintenance, investment and management company. Specialising in regeneration projects, with a particular focus across London, they act as enabler, developer and contractor, working closely with local communities to facilitate urban renewal. Working with a range of award winning designers, their strength lies in their ability to create contemporary new homes suitable for modern living as part of stunning new neighbourhoods.
New London Architecture is an independent forum for discussion, debate and information about architecture, planning, development and construction in the capital. Their core mission is to bring people together to shape a better city. A busy year-round programme of events, research and exhibitions examines all issues affecting London’s built environment and attracts all those with a stake in the future of the city – politicians, professionals and the public.
Future of London and NLA have contra memberships, and work to dovetail programmes to avoid duplication and maximise benefit for our members. NLA also calls on FoL director Lisa Taylor to chair sessions at MIPIM the London Real Estate Forum and NLA’s Breakfast Seminars.
London Communications Agency are an award-winning specialist consultancy focusing on London and London issues. From the Olympic Legacy to health service change, major transport projects to long term regeneration schemes, they are experts in communicating change and shaping opinion. Their team brings together 30 talented professionals with experience of journalism, politics, business and government – all of whom have a passion for London.
LCA supported Future of London’s 2014 Delivering Estate Renewal conference and our Crossrail as Catalyst project on regeneration around Crossrail stations, and now hosts Housing Zones Network seminars.
Crossrail was established in 2001 to promote and develop vital transport links to meet the needs of people and businesses throughout the South East, and to ensure that London continues in its role as the Europe’s leading financial and business centre.
Crossrail co-sponsored Future of London’s research project on regeneration around Crossrail stations.
Urban Graphics are a multidisciplinary team of creative cartographers, graphic designers and visualisers. With over 25 years experience, they deliver the tools to secure investment; attain planning permissions; and influence the regeneration of major projects.
Regeneris is a specialist economic consultancy with offices in Manchester and London. Their work is research-based and rooted in economic analysis. They provide a wide range of services to public and private sector clients, responding to client needs, generating evidence, helping forge consensus and focusing at all times on clear and concise reporting.
Regeneris supported Future of London’s series of briefing papers on the London Infrastructure Plan 2050, and has provided senior mentors.
Alan Baxter – Engineering, Urbanism, Conservation – is a multidisciplinary design consultancy serving clients across the private and public sectors throughout the UK. They are independent, free thinking, inventive and pragmatic. Their work is highly regarded and is at the forefront of creative endeavour in the built environment and development industry.
One of London’s longest-running co-working spaces, Alan Baxter’s Cowcross Street buildings are home to Future of London and many other built-environment, non-profit and creative SMEs as well as the practice itself. Alan Baxter supports us through discounted rent based on Future of London’s contribution to the community.
Joseph Rowntree Foundation is an endowed foundation funding a UK-wide research and development programme. Established over 100 years ago to provide housing in communities and to understand the root causes of social problems. In the twenty-first century they continue to do just that. They are independent, on the side of people and places in poverty.
Joseph Rowntree Foundation partnered with Future of London to produce a report on affordable housing in London [PDF] which assessed the impact of policy reforms on housing need in the capital.