The Partners

The goal of the Home of 2030 project is to propose practical ideas for affordable homes that work for all age groups and are sustainable over the long term. Through the design and delivery competition and dialogue with industry and consumers, the consortium will enable production of a range of design solutions for mainstream adoption. The partners in the programme have been chosen specifically to ensure the right expertise is available to deliver the project successfully. Our proposed approach builds upon a foundation of the world-leading research, knowledge base, connections and expertise.


BRE is the overall strategic project lead, as well as providing delivery lead on the research and the communication aspects of Home of 2030. BRE has significant experience of the management and coordination of multiple collaborative partners, stakeholders, industry networks and wider supporting connections, to ensure the project runs smoothly. This includes multi-sector collaborative projects for BEIS, Innovate UK, the European Commission and of course for the construction industry in the UK and beyond. This includes the LENDERS project, the adoption of which is now in BEIS’s “Clean Growth Strategy”, the £2.4 million BEIS Energy Follow-up Survey, £2.3 million English Home Survey and the BEIS Supply Chain for Retrofit at a Local Level – HomeWorks pilot. BRE also develops and operates the BREEAM family of schemes, which includes BREEAM, In-Use, CEEQUAL, Communities and Home Quality Mark (HQM) that operate in more than 80 countries with over 560,000 certified assets.

Design Council

Design Council’s purpose is to make life better by design. We are an independent charity and the government’s advisor on design. Our vision is a world where the role and value of design is recognised as a fundamental creator of value, enabling happier, healthier and safer lives for all. Through the power of design, we make better places, better products, better processes, all of which lead to better performance. The Architecture and Built Environment team at Design Council provides independent, practical and direct support to local authorities, property developers and their consultant teams to help enhance the quality of the built environment. Alongside our national pool of 400 multi-disciplinary experts, Design Council engage in hundreds of projects on housing, infrastructure and policy development and have carried out more than 1,000 design reviews since 2011. Recent work includes guidance on design standards and codes for housing and schools in Oxford and Waltham Forest, and inclusive design guidance and training for Network Rail and Transport for London.


MOBIE is an education charity. Established in December 2016, MOBIE exists to help train and inspire young people to innovate in the design, manufacture and construction of homes in the UK and abroad. The charity’s purpose is to attract and inspire the future creators of the Built Environment through exciting new technical and vocational courses and through schools’ outreach. MOBIE believes it is for younger generations to define how they want to live now and in the future.


RIBA Competitions are responsible for delivering the competition component that is open to all design and construction industry professionals. RIBA has a proven track-record of managing successful high-quality design competitions across a diverse range of sectors and project types. The RIBA’s involvement is recognised by the design profession as an indication of fairness and an assurance of best practice procedures. RIBA Competitions has a long-established, resilient and stable competitions delivery team with a combined experience of over 65 years. The team brings a wealth of knowledge, advice and expertise to each competitive process.