Our Partners

If you would like to demonstrate your commitment to raising people’s quality of life and sharing best practice, contact us and learn how to get involved as a Partner or an Associate. We work with a range of companies and individuals, each committed to raising people’s quality of life.

Berkeley Group is our founding partner. They build homes and neighbourhoods across London, Birmingham and the South of England, reviving underused land, creating welcoming, sustainable and nature-rich places where communities thrive and where people of all ages and backgrounds enjoy a great quality of life. They have provided both leadership and support since the Foundation’s inception, with funding for both the core business and ongoing research.

Our ambition on every site is to create a welcoming and integrated community, where people of all ages and backgrounds can live sustainably and enjoy a good quality of life. Through our partnership with the Quality of Life Foundation we aim to share best practice placemaking, support innovation and help the industry to deliver greater social, environmental and economic value in the years ahead.

U+I plc is a property developer and investor focused on regenerating overlooked and underestimated urban spaces. They have provided funding and logistical support for the core business and will take part in the development of our post occupancy evaluation tool.

Creating a successful neighbourhood involves much more than just bricks and mortar. It’s about giving people somewhere safe, green and fun to spend their time, with as much thought given to the buildings as the spaces around them. The best placemaking also understands the importance of an area’s past and uses it to meaningfully inspire its future. We are supporting The Quality of Life Foundation to research just how much value this understanding can bring, and how we can make this insight an important part of the wider planning process.

Grosvenor Britain and Ireland is a privately owned property company with a 340 year track record of developing, investing in and managing properties to deliver lasting commercial and social benefit. They do this through their Living Cities approach- developing a deep understanding of the cities and communities they operate in. Grosvenor has provided the Foundation with funding and will take part in our post occupancy evaluation tool pilot.

Supporting community success is right at the heart of Grosvenor’s strategy. That involves learning to listen and understanding how to involve people in the way that places get made and managed. Working with the Quality of Life Foundation is a fantastic way for property companies like us to address these issues. It helps you create places where people can live the good life for the long term.

dRMM is a London-based, international studio of architects and designers renowned for creating architecture that is innovative, high quality and socially useful. They have provided help with the direction of the Foundation, as well as logistical and marketing support.

UKGBC aims to radically improve the sustainability of the built environment, by transforming the way it is planned, designed, constructed, maintained and operated. Together we are working on new guidance to demystify the practice of measuring the social value of buildings and places.

URBED is an award-winning design and research consultancy based in Manchester. They believe in building sustainable towns and cities and enabling good design. URBED is helping to synthesize our research to date and develop a Quality of Life Framework.

ING Media is the leading PR + communications agency for the Built Environment, connecting the worlds of property, architecture, design, regeneration, cities + culture. They are our communications partner.

Social Life is a social enterprise that specialises in research and community projects exploring how people are affected by changes in the built environment.

Publica is a London-based urban design and public realm practice that works to make our cities more successful, functional and beautiful. They carried out our literature review into the quality of life and the built environment.

Kaizen Partnership is an award-winning social business that delivers work in the community sector. Together, they are carrying out the residents’ research across the UK.

Elmwood is an independent brand design consultancy in London, Leeds, New York, Melbourne and Singapore. They are our branding partner.