WEETF: The future for housing design and delivery in the UK

Published: 16 November 2020

George Day, Energy Systems Catapult’s Business Leader for Markets, Policy and Regulation is participating in the Westminster Energy, Environment & Transport Forum: The future for housing design and delivery in the UK on 9 December 2020.

This conference will consider the future for housing design and delivery in the UK – and priorities for addressing poor quality housing design.

The discussion is bringing together stakeholders with key policy officials who are due to attend from MHCLG; BEIS; Homes England; the Cabinet Office; HMRC; DHSC; Defra; DIT; the Department for Infrastructure, NI; The Scottish Government and the Welsh Government.

George is participating in the 10.15am panel titled ‘Next steps for creating well-designed places – developing local guidance, community engagement, promoting more beautiful and sustainable developments, and implementing the Future Homes Standard’, drawing on our work on Local Area Energy Planning across a number of UK locations. Other panellists include Julian Higson, Director, Housing and Landlord Services, Bristol City Council; Sue Morgan, Director, Architecture and the Built Environment, Design Council; Peter Frankum, Director, Head of Urban Design Studio, Savills and Jonathan Werran, Chief Executive, Localis.

The event will explore the following:

  • priorities – improving the quality, sustainability and energy efficiency of homes as proposed within the Future Homes Standard
  • implementation – issues, practicalities and next steps for the National Design Guide and the National Model Design Code
  • housing developments – their role as part of well-designed places and the development of local guidelines
  • MMC and promoting new ways of working – next steps for improving the delivery and design of new homes, and reduce costs, as the industry recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic

This event is taking place remotely via online channels. To sign up or find out more about the event, visit the Westminster Energy, Environment & Transport Forum by clicking ‘register my place’ on the right-hand side of the page.