Housing Delivery Models: London stocktake begins

The numbers are coming in: Just 22 of the dozens of housing delivery models emerging across London are set to deliver some 55,000 homes, averaging 53% affordable.

The figures are from GVA’s preliminary findings for a joint GVA/Future of London programme on Housing Delivery Models, supported by Lewis Silkin. For more on the overall programme, see our first post here.

In short, cross-sector partnerships are on the rise again in the quest to deliver housing and regeneration more effectively. The emphasis now is on structures that give councils more control and help them retain assets for long-term revenue, but most models, from joint ventures through council-owned companies to new tenures and types, are relatively new; gathering best practice from concept to delivery is difficult at best.

To help, Future of London and GVA, with input from a broad range of stakeholders, are assessing which delivery models are being used across the capital, how they’re performing, and where we go from here. The first stocktake was based on an assessment of nine representative London boroughs; the numbers will be updated through the autumn.

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Next steps:

Events: Three by-invitation roundtables to gather cross-sector insight, plus a broader report launch: 

  • Sept 12th – Investment
  • Sept 26th – Delivery
  • Oct 10th – Direction
  • Nov 21st – Report launch, with a range of stakeholders responding to programme findings


  • Ongoing quantitative research on what models are being used by local authorities, GLA, TfL and related public-sector entities; qualitative research on housing association involvement and alternatives such as land trusts; relevant case studies for both streams
  • A short report, akin to our Delivering Estate Renewal report, which combines findings from the roundtables, supplementary interviews, qualitative data and two May 2017 Future of London events

If you’d like to be involved, please get in touch: lisa@futureoflondon.org.uk