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BRE launch Home of 2030

Home of 2030 is a government-sponsored competition which is currently inviting housing providers, designers and others within these areas to submit proposals for the design and delivery of new homes, by responding to two Grand Challenges which will affect future housing needs:

  • An ageing society; and
  • Clean growth.

The competition is to be run by a consortium which will be led by BRE, alongside partners Design Council and MOBILE.

The 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). The industry is being asked to propose practical as well as scalable ideas for housing that are sustainable for all ages and are environmentally sustainable over their entire lifespan.

Head of Building Performance Group at BRE, Alan Somerville said: “Making news homes desirable to all demographics is key to the Home of 2030 challenge. We nee 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 2030 is an exciting opportunity to show how homes should be designed for the future.”

The designs will be assessed against a wide range of criteria, including:

  • Scalability
  • Sustainability
  • Accessibility and;
  • Durability

Affordability and heath integration will also be key factors, along with solutions that can be adapted 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 adaption.

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

The Home of 2030 competition is also pleased to announce that due to the high levels of interest in the competition, they will be extending the deadline for Phase I submissions. Entries now have up to Friday, March 27th, 2020 to raise any questions they have, with the date for Phase I submissions to enter being Wednesday May 13th, 2020 at 2pm.

The full timetable for the competition can be seen here. With any other information on Home of 2030 being found here.

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