Addressing the grand challenges of future housing needs

Home of 2030 is inviting housing providers, designers and others to submit proposals for the design and delivery of new homes, responding to the grand challenges of future housing needs.

Home of 2030 is inviting housing providers, designers and others to submit proposals for the design and delivery of new homes, responding to the grand challenges of future housing needs.

Home of 2030 is asking industry to propose practical, scalable ideas for future home designs that work for all age groups and are sustainable over the long term. It is a cross-departmental initiative funded by HM Government.

Designs will be evaluated against a range of criteria including scalability, sustainability and durability. Affordability and health will be a key factor, as will solutions for homes that address the needs of changing demographics. Through the design competition and dialogue with industry and consumers, successful consortia will be created to showcase the production of design solutions for mainstream adoption.

“Making new homes desirable to all demographics is key to the Home of 2030 challenge. We need to ensure homes can adapt to changing needs, for example for the benefit of an ageing society and to positively impact people’s lives and our communities. 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.

The initial stage of Home of 2030 competition is an Innovation Challenge managed by BRE, which is now open to applications. Entrants to the Innovation Challenge who meet the challenge criteria will be included in a directory of market ready innovations. The directory will be provided to the entrants for the two-phase Design and Delivery competition, managed by RIBA Competitions, 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.

You can Register Your Interest with Home of 2030 to receive further information and occasional updates, including competition deadlines as they are announced later in the year.