What is the Build London Partnership?

Formed in 2018, the Build London Partnership (BLP) is a unique collaboration between L&Q and the Greater London Authority (GLA) with a simple mission - to partner with smaller housing associations; combining our social values and commercial expertise to build affordable homes for hard-to-reach communities.

The BLP is a truly innovative project, developing small, disused, infill and challenging sites across the capital while supporting our partner’s needs through a dedicated programme of workshops, presentations, and meetings.

We differentiate ourselves from other developers by aiming to empower and upskill each of our partners, helping them to develop affordable housing themselves and better serve the needs of their communities going forward.

Everything we do is driven by our values.

Below are two short case studies showcasing recent projects.

North London Muslim Housing Association - 256 Church Road

The BLP partnered with North London Muslim Housing Association to guide the team through the development process, which enabled them to expand their portfolio and acquire a new tenure of 100% affordable homes (London Affordable Rent) for the first time.

With just ten new homes, this small project is one of our first completed schemes, alongside 12 more homes at 131-161 Holtwhites Hill and 119-135 Lavender Hill in Enfield.

Ekaya Housing Association - 49 Haling Park Road

This ground-breaking, small development of eight homes, near South Croydon Station, provides 100% affordable housing (including three London Affordable Rent and five London Living Rent units) for Ekaya residents.

We supported Ekaya with a dedicated programme of workshops, presentations and meetings that provided expertise spanning the development process. This enabled Ekaya to seek affordable development opportunities.

Together with NFC, we also created employment opportunities that positively impacted the Croydon community.

Related document

Build London Partnership report

Read our full Build London Partnership three year anniversary report

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