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.

Argent logo

Argent is 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: Headline sponsor of Leaders Plus; host of and contributor to Knowledge projects such as placemaking and ageing cities; provides senior mentors. Core sponsor since 2016.

Arup logo

Arup is an independent firm of designers, planners, engineers, consultants and technical specialists offering a broad range of professional services.

Involvement with FoL: Headline sponsor, contributor and host on many programmes, including Making the Case for Place, our Brexit briefings, Managing London’s Exposure to Climate Change, Ageing Cities, the Mayor’s Transport Strategy, and Future London Leaders; provides venues and several senior mentors. Core sponsor since 2015.

Countryside logo

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; 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 Regeneris 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: Future of Manchester sponsor; City Makers’ Forum co-sponsor; provides director-level mentors. Core sponsor since 2019.

Lewis Silkin logo

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.

Involvement with FoL: Steering Group forums sponsor; Leaders courses host; co-sponsored Delivering Estate Renewal, Housing Delivery Models, and Smarter Cities work; sponsored Living Legacies series; provides venues, partner-level mentors, seminar leaders, and a permanent FoL board director. Core sponsor since 2013.

Lovell logo

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 core sponsor; Alumni Network host; provides venues and senior mentors. Core sponsor since 2012.

Montagu Evans is a property consultancy run by a team of partners. A group of individuals that are outstanding together. We care about people. About legacy. About spaces to live, work, communicate and connect.

Involvement with FoL: Paying for It project sponsor; event host. Core sponsor since 2020.

Pollard Thomas Edwards logo

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 Severance, 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.


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 Forum co-sponsor

Canal & River Trust

Canal & River Trust holds the guardianship of in the order of 2,000 miles of canals and rivers, together with reservoirs and a wide range of heritage buildings and structures, in England and Wales. Launched on 12 July 2012, the Trust took over the responsibilities of the state-owned British Waterways.

Involvement with FoL: Waterways project co-sponsor

Coherent Cities

Coherent Cities helps organisations across the UK communicate, collaborate and compete coherently. To do that, we combine facilitation & professional development with sector intel, lateral thinking and a clear approach to projects and relationships.

Involvement with FoL: Founded by former CEO Lisa Taylor; facilitator; #LearningFromCrisis, #MapLondon.

Commonweal Housing

Commonweal Housing is an action learning charity working to investigate, test and share housing solutions to social injustice. We support our partners from the very beginning, so we can learn, develop and adjust ideas to make our projects as effective, relevant and impactful as possible.

Involvement with FoL: Foundations for Community-Led Housing project co-sponsor

Community Led Housing London

Community Led Housing London helps communities bring forward housing schemes, and works with boroughs, developers, housing associations and funders to create the right environment for the community-led sector to thrive.

Involvement with FoL: Foundations for Community-Led Housing project co-sponsor

Hadley Property Group

Hadley Property Group is a privately-owned developer which specialises in progressive, sustainable approaches to the delivery of much-needed housing in Greater London and other major UK cities.

Involvement with FoL: Water Works co-sponsor

Igloo Community Builders

igloo Community Builders (iCB) provides development management services to communities in order to empower and deliver locally-led development.
We believe when communities are actively involved in the development of their area, better places are created with thriving vibrant neighbourhoods.

Involvement with FoL: Foundations for Community-Led Housing project co-sponsor

ING Media

ING is the UK’s leading specialist built environment PR and communications consultancy, working at the nexus between property, regeneration, architecture, culture and design.

Involvement with FoL: Alumni network 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.


LandSec is the largest commercial property development and investment company in the UK. Landsec believes great places are for people to experience and made with the experience of great people. This philosophy runs right through the business, investing in people, understanding people and building relationships with people is how LandSec can build experiences.

Legal & General Affordable Homes

Legal & General Affordable Homes forms a subsidiary of Legal & General Capital. We provide private patient capital to the UK affordable housing sector with the purpose of overcoming the critical deficit in affordable housing for families and households without a suitable home in the open market. We invest to develop sustainable, vibrant and healthy communities.

Involvement with FoL: Foundations for Community-Led Housing project co-sponsor

London Communications Agency

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.

Involvement with FoL: Crossrail as Catalyst project and Delivering Estate Renewal conference co-sponsor; Placemaking launch co-sponsor; provides workshop leaders, venues, senior mentors and strategic/comms advisory.

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.

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 dovetail programmes to avoid duplication and maximise benefit for our members. NLA also calls on FoL leadership to chair sessions at the Big Debate, MIPIM, the London Real Estate Forum and NLA’s Breakfast Seminars.

NPS Group

NPS Group is a national, award-winning property consultancy delivering high profile, inspiring developments to a range of public and private sector clients across the UK. We offer local delivery supported by national capability, with client services managed and delivered from our network of offices by our technically qualified staff.

Involvement with FoL: Speaker Diversity Network sponsor

Poly Development & Holdings

Poly Developments and Holdings Group is one of the largest Chinese company principally engaged in in the design, development, construction and sale of residential and commercial properties, as well as the provision of property management services. Poly UK, established in 2018, is one of the international subsidiaries that focuses on London and UK markets.

Involvement with FoL: Paying for It project co-sponsor

Port of London Authority

The PLA operations cover 95 miles of the River Thames. It works to keep commercial and leisure users safe, protect and enhance the environment and promote the use of the river for trade and travel. The PLA’s strategy is centred on three core roles: protect, improve and promote. These reflect the PLA’s role, as Custodians of the Tidal Thames.

Involvement with FoL: Water Works co-sponsor

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.

Trowers & Hamlins

Trowers & Hamlins is an international law firm. They’re here to help businesses and governments change the way we live and work for the better. They do this by providing commercial advice geared towards tackling tomorrow’s challenges in industry.

Involvement with FoL: Social Value in Procurement co-sponsor


WSP is one of the world’s leading engineering professional services consulting firms. They are technical experts and strategic advisers including engineers, technicians, scientists, architects, planners, surveyors and environmental specialists, as well as other design, programme and construction management professionals.

Involvement with FoL: Workspace for All co-sponsor