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Home of 2030

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On 4th November 2019 BRE helped to launch the Home of 2030 competition to address the grand challenges of future housing needs

The government-sponsored competition is inviting housing providers, designers and others to submit proposals for the design and delivery of new homes, responding to two Grand Challenges affecting future housing need: an ageing society and clean growth. The competition will be run by a consortium led by BRE, with partners, Design Council and MOBIE.

Home of 2030 is a cross-departmental initiative between the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG), the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) and is asking those in the industry to propose practical and scalable ideas for future homes which are suitable for all ages and are environmentally sustainable over their entire lifespan.

Designs will be evaluated against a range of criteria including scalability, sustainability, accessibility and durability. Affordability and health integration will be key factors, as will solutions for homes that can adapt to the needs of changing demographics. Through the competition’s dialogue with industry and consumers, successful consortia will be created to produce and showcase housing solutions for mainstream adoption.

“Making new homes desirable to all demographics is key to the Home of 2030 challenge. We need to ensure that homes can positively impact people’s lives and communities and adapt to changing needs resulting from developments such as an ageing society. Home of 2030 is an exciting opportunity to show how homes should be designed for the future” says Alan Somerville, Head of Building Performance Group at BRE.

Home of 2030’s initial stage is an Innovation Challenge, which is now open for applications. Entrants to the Innovation Challenge who meet the criteria will be included in a directory of market-ready innovations. The directory will be provided to the entrants of the two-phase Design and Delivery competition which begins in January 2020.

The competition will be a national focus for innovation in housing and is expected to attract submissions for individual home designs together with community and neighbourhood schemes. It is also expected to include innovation at individual product and component level.

More information can be found at See where you can express your interest and register for further information, including competition deadlines.

NB On 2 March 2020 Housing Minister Christopher Pincher launched the competition to attract the best and brightest talents of the housing industry to design the homes of the future.

On 23 August 2020, six finalist were announced. Ref

On 4 December 2020 the winners were announced. Ref BRE congratulates Home of 2030 winners.

This article was originally published on 4 November 2019 at:

--BRE Group

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