Last edited 18 Apr 2016

ARCHIVE Development Securities Ideas competition shortlist

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On 1 November 2013, Designing Buildings Wiki and Development Securities PLC launched a competition calling for ideas in response to the question:

How do we keep investors interested in UK property?

Julian Barwick, Director of Development Securities said, “We need to harness the creative thinking of practitioners if the UK is to succeed in the global market. This competition is about harvesting good ideas and a bit of crystal ball gazing. We are looking for free and lateral thought, particularly from those with a fresh view.”


We have been delighted with the amazing response; ideas were submitted by surveyors, project managers, architects, engineers and other consultants, as well as students and academics.

A shortlist of five has now been agreed:


Other great ideas which just missed the shortlist include:

The overall winner will be announced by the end of January. They will receive £500 and will be invited to Development Securities’ offices to see how they keep their investors interested in property.