Our Partners

Future of London engages with a select group of partners who share our priorities and support our work. As a not-for-profit, we rely on financial contributions to help run projects and keep events free of charge, but partnering with Future of London is about much more than funding: we share connections, expertise, content – and the convivial atmosphere that comes with doing what we love.

Partner with us

If you’re interested in supporting what we do and getting to know our network, contact Nicola Mathers.

Partnering with us typically involves a level of financial sponsorship combined with opportunities to speak at events, contribute research, host seminars or site visits, mentor our Leaders candidates and more. This mix provides the chance to be a trusted ‘thought leader’ in your sector and to make meaningful connections with existing and new audiences.

Partners join a core community of organisations contributing in a meaningful way to London’s future. Partners can engage on a personal level with key London influencers, including decision-makers from local, regional and central government, housing associations, leading private-sector firms, SMEs, and more. We have events and networking opportunities year-round for ongoing relationship-building.

“Future of London is making an invaluable contribution… bringing public and private sector practitioners together to debate major regeneration issues, whilst nurturing new talent at a time when it is needed more than ever.”
Gerry Hughes, Principal & President Europe, Avison Young

“Future of London brings the public and private sectors together in a safe, respectful and productive way. I’ve found working with Future of London enlightening, motivating and often demanding! Partners can challenge each other and, in doing so, understand each other and grow together.”
Kieron Hyams, Associate Director, Arup 

Core sponsors

Core sponsors provide critical stability by committing to a baseline term and financial contribution. Within that scope, they choose between long-running programmes, general support or individual projects. Importantly, they have spaces on FoL’s steering group, adding valuable insight to our primarily public-sector membership.

Arup is an independent firm of designers, planners, engineers, consultants and technical specialists offering a broad range of professional services. We are driven to deliver better solutions for our clients and today that means working with others to create a sustainable future.

Involvement with FoL: Headline sponsor, contributor and host on many programmes, including Achieving Net Zero, Making the Case for Place, Managing London’s Exposure to Climate Change, Ageing Cities, the Mayor’s Transport Strategy, and Future London Leaders and Future of Greater Manchester. Core sponsor since 2015.

Countryside is a leading UK developer specialising in building communities. With over 60 years’ experience we have a reputation for high quality design and build, sound governance and good management practices.

Involvement with FoL: Making the Case for Place headline sponsor; People, Place & Community co-sponsor; Overcoming Barriers co-sponsor; Social Value in Procurement co-sponsor; Doing More with Less and Delivering Estate Renewal conferences; Alan Cherry Placemaking Awards; provides two senior mentors. Core sponsor since 2016.

Hatch Urban Solutions creates economic and social insight to help clients make a positive impact on people, places and economies. As part of the Hatch Group, they provide clients with a full range of support and know-how from concept to completion.

Involvement with FoL: Greater Manchester Leaders Plus sponsor; City Makers’ Forum sponsor; provides director-level mentors. Core sponsor since 2019.

Mount Anvil has spent 30 years focused on London. We create outstanding places that are known for world-class design, lasting quality and genuine customer care. We raise the bar each time, evidenced by the customers and partners that keep coming back to us.

Involvement with FoL: Project sponsor on Building Recovery; co-sponsor and host on the Emerging Talent Programme; Core sponsor since 2021.

Pollard Thomas Edwards 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.

Involvement with FoL: Lead sponsor on Workspace that Works; co-sponsor of Achieving Net Zero, People, Place & Community, Overcoming Barriers, Ageing Cities, and Delivering Estate Renewal and Creating Resilient Town Centres conferences; steering group and Leaders courses host; provides senior mentors. Core sponsor since 2015.

Potter Raper is a construction consultancy offering Project Management, Quantity Surveying, Employer’s Agent, Building Surveying, Joint Venture, HS&E (including Principal Designer), Fund/Bank Monitoring, Site Inspector, and Laser Scanning/CAD Services to both private and public sector clients.

Involvement with FoL: Council-Led Housing Forum co-sponsor, Workspace for All co-sponsor, London Housing Network co-sponsor; Leaders course mentors.

Argent and Related Argent are involved in the full development process and has delivered major mixed-use developments in the UK, including commercial, residential, education, cultural and community developments.

Involvement with FoL: Sponsor of Leaders Plus and contributor to Knowledge projects such as placemaking and ageing cities; provides senior mentors. Core sponsor since 2016.

Trowers & Hamlins is an international law firm committed to helping private and public sector organisations across real estate to build stronger, more sustainable and economically successful communities.

Involvement with FoL:
Leaders Plus host; provides venues and senior mentors. Trowers & Hamlins have been a core sponsor since 2022.

Our supporters

Programme and project sponsors help us deliver research, network initiatives and leadership courses with a mix of financial support, hosting, content and time from key staff as speakers, mentors, advisors and project steering group representatives.

Alan Baxter

Alan Baxter is a multidisciplinary design consultancy serving clients across the private and public sectors throughout the UK. Their work is highly regarded and is at the forefront of creative endeavour in the built environment and development industry.

Involvement with FoL: Alan Baxter supports us through discounted rent and access to event space.


BPTW is a design-led, cross-disciplinary practice, bringing together specialisms in architecture and planning. Our collaborative approach is centred on working with local authorities, housing associations and leading developers to transform not just physical spaces, but people’s lives.

Involvement with FoL: Council-led Housing Network co-sponsor

Coherent Cities

Coherent Cities helps organisations communicate, collaborate and compete more coherently, based on the premise that all successes – and most failures – come back to people. We believe the way to give projects and teams more traction is by helping the people involved be more effective, whether that’s through confidence, sector intelligence, inclusion, finding common language or finding the right partners.


Commonplace is the UK and Ireland’s most advanced solution for community engagement and co-design. They are leading the way globally with a data-led community sentiment mapping, survey and communication solution. They have created an inclusive and flexible platform designed to gather geolocated localised sentiment data around places and spaces, with useful data dashboards and reporting capabilities. 

Involvement with FoL: Unlocking Social Value conference sponsor


Devonshires is a law firm specialising in advising social housing providers of all kinds (registered and unregistered, for-profit and non-profit, local authorities, and private registered providers). Their experience ranges from strategic advice to executive boards to dealing with routine legal work.

Involvement with FoL: Future London Leaders sponsor


The G15’s members own or manage more than 770,000 homes across the country, house around one in ten Londoners, and build more than 10,000 new homes each year. Together, we are the largest providers of new affordable homes in London and build around 15% of all affordable homes across England.

Involvement with FoL: Speaker Diversity Network

Greater London Authority

The Greater London Authority, known colloquially as City Hall, is the devolved regional governance body of London, with jurisdiction over both the City of London and the ceremonial county of Greater London.

Involvement with FoL: Council-Led Housing Network co-sponsor; Housing Development Academy sponsor; FoL member

Greater Manchester Combined Authority

Our vision is to make Greater Manchester one of the best places in the world to grow up, get on and grow old. The Greater Manchester Strategy sets out a set of clear priorities for delivering this goal, including all children to start school ready to learn, young people equipped for life, good quality housing, and an end to rough sleeping.

Involvement with FoL: Greater Manchester Leaders Plus co-sponsor

Linkcity & Bouygues UK

Linkcity is a property development company focused on creating vibrant, sustainable, and connected places. Linkcity creates exciting developments across all sectors, including regeneration, mixed-use, student accommodation and residential projects.

Being part of the Bouygues Group enables Linkcity to combine global strength with a local focus. All our projects are built by our in-house construction partner, Bouygues UK.

Involvement with FoL: Social value programme co-sponsor


L&Q is a regulated charitable housing association and one of the UK’s most successful independent social businesses. The L&Q Group houses around 250,000 people in more than 95,000 homes, primarily across London and the South East.

Involvement with FoL: Speaker Diversity Network co-sponsor.

London Property Alliance

City Property Association and Westminster Property Association (jointly the London Property Alliance) are sister membership bodies, representing the owners, investors, professional advisers and developers of real estate in Central London, running events, commissioning research and representing their members’ interests to government.

Involvement with FoL: Future of London and London Property Alliance have contra memberships.


Lovell is the nation’s complete housing solutions specialist by combining industry expertise, unrivalled local knowledge and a willingness to think innovatively and ambitiously.

Involvement with FoL: Future London Leaders sponsor, Unlocking Social Value conference sponsor

Montagu Evans

Montagu Evans exists to create inspiring places to live, work, communicate and connect. We care about legacy, partnerships and people. Advising clients with complex planning and development challenges.

Involvement with FoL: Achieving Net Zero co-sponsor; Learning From Crisis co-sponsor; Paying for It project sponsor; event host; Affordable Housing programme

New London Architecture

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.

Involvement with FoL Future of London and NLA have contra memberships, and work to avoid duplication and maximise benefit for our members. NLA also calls on FoL to chair sessions at the Big Debate, MIPIM, the London Real Estate Forum and NLA’s Breakfast Seminars.

Red Loft

Red Loft is a team of highly experienced housing and regeneration consultants. Passionate about what they do, they have come together at Red Loft to share their expertise. They have all worked in the property industry for many years and have a broad range of skills that they can bring to their client’s business.

Involvement with foL: Council-led Housing Forum co-sponsor.

SEC Newgate

SEC Newgate is an insights and research-driven global strategic communications and advocacy group. With one of the largest specialist property communications and advocacy teams in the UK, our consultants have expertise across the entire built environment, including housing, placemaking and regeneration, community engagement and consultation, as well as national public affairs.

Involvement with FoL: Future London Leaders event host

Sheppard Robson

Sheppard Robson is an ever-evolving collective of architects, interior designers and masterplanners. Together, our team of 400 people design buildings, spaces and places that are people-centred and precision-made. 

From our offices in London, Manchester and Glasgow, we work on a scale, and with a legacy of expertise, that means we can engage with societys most pressing challenges. The most urgent of these is the need to achieve a better balance between humans and nature on our planet of limited resources.

Involvement with FoL: Co-sponsor of the Future of Cities programme (2023/24)


TLT are your business advisers as well as your lawyers, providing a truly comprehensive service for all day-to-day legal needs in relation to the delivery of new communities. Whether private or social, affordable or luxury, single sites or major projects, we have the nationwide insight and experience to meet the unique needs of landlords and investors, developers (large and small), housing associations (of any type), local authorities, central Government, Homes England, land owners, lenders and providers of care homes and student accommodation.

Involvement with FoL: Sponsors of Council-Led Housing Network

Yoo Capital

Yoo Capital is a real estate investor and developer that specialises in creating inclusive communities with a mix of uses, including the creative industries, life sciences, healthcare and hospitality.

Involvement with FoL: Social value programme co-sponsor