UK Construction Week will take place at the Birmingham NEC between the 6th and 11th October. Entries are now being considered across the 10 categories for the Great British Homes Awards from homebuilders, developers, housing associations, architects and interior designers.
In partnership with H+H UK and supported by government and BRE, this year’s Homes for Britain design competition will be supporting the government’s Garden City initiative.
The competition is open to all UK registered architects, challenged to submit designs for a proposed standard house, suitable for use in the planned Garden City developments. The winning design should be visionary, challenging and innovative – in addition to being practical, easily replicated and compliant with current Building Regulations and NHBC/Premier Guarantee standards.
Following a deciding vote by readers of The Sunday Times, the winning house design will be evaluated as a prototype for new build sites by Redrow Homes, one of the UK’s leading homebuilders.
UK Construction Week will host the short-listed designs and the architects behind them, adding another highlight to the packed schedule of events which is set to draw an audience of 55,000 visitors.
Just before the general election, the then Minister for Housing and Planning Brandon Lewis commented on the competition:
The Homes for Britain competition has a long track record of producing cutting-edge designs of real excellence and innovation across a broad range of categories.
We need new housing developments that people are attracted to, with well-designed buildings, streetscapes and public spaces. They must respond to the character and identity of the local surroundings, establish a strong sense of place and contribute to well-functioning, sustainable communities.
Richard Morey, Group Events Director at Media 10, the event company producing UK Construction Week, also enthused about the Great British Homes Awards: The quality of the house designs that this competition has produced in previous years is staggering and we are very keen to seeing what comes out of this year’s contest.
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