Berkeley was founded in 1976 and today is one of the UK's best known developers of new homes. The vision has been the same since the beginning: to be a dynamic and innovative company with a passionate commitment to provide superbly designed and built homes in excellent locations in London and the South East of England. 'Berkeley' has undoubtedly become a byword for excellence.
Berkeley's first homes were typically large executive style properties, but today the Berkeley portfolio reflects the aspirations of a much broader range of home buyers, encompassing medium to large-scale developments in towns, cities and the countryside, mixed use schemes, riverside apartments, refurbished historic buildings and urban loft spaces. The company has also gained considerable experience in creating sustainable communities within complex regeneration schemes and today all building takes place on brownfield sites.
Our goal is to be a world class business generating long-term value by creating successful, sustainable places where people aspire to live. We have set 16 stretching commitments across five areas of focus which we will work towards between 2014 and 2016.
Our five areas of focus are:
The Berkeley Foundation
Berkeley takes social responsibility very seriously. In 2011 we set up The Berkeley Foundation, with the aim of supporting Britain's young people and their communities. We do this through a number of partner Charites that tackle some of the most pressing social problems affecting young people today, including homelessness and unemployment. The money raised comes part from the Berkeley Group and also through the tireless and inventive efforts of our staff.
We have set a goal for The Berkeley Foundation to invest £10 million over the next five years to support young people and their communities. Every penny will be spent on charitable activities and worthy causes to ensure that maximum benefit is achieved.