About Berkeley Group, Kidbrooke Village

About Berkeley Group

The Berkeley Group build homes and neighbourhoods. We focus on creating beautiful, successful places in London and the South of England. We work together with other people to tackle the shortage of good quality homes, and make a lasting contribution to the landscape and to the communities we help create.

The Berkeley Group is made up of five autonomous companies: St George, St James, Berkeley, St Edward and St William. We are publicly-owned and listed on the London Stock Exchange as a FTSE 250 company.

Berkeley's business strategy is called Our Vision. This focuses on five key areas: our customers, homes, places, operations and people. Through this framework we are striving to become a world class business.

Sustainability is at the heart of Berkeley.  Our single biggest contribution is to create new places that grace their surroundings and will stand the test of time. The environmental performance of each site is monitored tightly and we publish independent research measuring our social and economic impact. You can read more about green living here.

The Berkeley Group was voted one of Britain's Most Admired Company across all industries from 2012 to 2015  and Housebuilder of the Year in 2015. In 2014, we won the Queens Award for Enterprise and in 2015 we were the first house-builder in Britain to have 500 sites registered by the Considerate Constructors Scheme.

The Berkeley Foundation was set up in 2011 by the Berkeley Group. So far it has committed over £7.9 million to over 85 charities and worthy causes. The Berkeley Foundation focuses on four key areas: homes, jobs, skills and care. Funding comes in a variety of ways: the Berkeley Group covers overhead costs; employees have so far raised over £2 million; and we are also very grateful for support from our consultants, subcontractors and supply chain.

A brief history of Berkeley

  • 1976 - Berkeley Homes established
  • 1985 - Listed on the London Stock Exchange
  • 1996 - St James established through a joint venture with Thames Water
  • 2008 - Win the Queen's Award for Sustainable Development
  • 2011 - Voted Britain's Most Admired Company
  • 2014 - Launch St William, a new joint venture with National Grid.