Sheffield-based architects, HLM, is one of ten practices from across the UK to have been shortlisted for the prestigious Future Homes competition — organised by Barratt Homes and the Architects Journal (AJ).

The Barratt Homes/AJ Future Homes competition invited architects to create a bold and innovative house design that will appeal to homeowners in five to 10 years’ time. HLM’s shortlisting builds on the company’s success earlier in the year when they won a RIBA Yorkshire award for the £24m Heart of the Campus scheme, which was designed for Sheffield Hallam University. Ahead of the 11 September deadline HLM will be fine-tuning and refining their design.

The judging panel will announce the winner and runners-up at the RIBA headquarters in London during September. The winning practice will be awarded up to £20,000 to cover the cost of their submission and Barratt Homes will then work with the winner to develop their concept to build a prototype home, which will attract a fee of up to £20,000.

Commenting on the shortlisting Delia Harmston, competition team leader and associate at HLM, said: “We are delighted that our submission has been chosen to go forward to the final round of judging and naturally hope that our design wins. “The shortlisting is a credit to the design team that have worked on this prestigious competition and further reinforces the company’s ethos of delivering the best possible design solution whether this is for homes, schools, offices, hospitals or universities.”


Photo caption (L-R): Delia Harmston, Karl Brown, Sarah Tew

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