Future Homes

New housing for an ageing society.

Get Involved History of the Project

The Future Homes Alliance

Future Homes is a partnership of organisations who are leaders in their field. It was originally formed by Professor Rose Gilroy, of Newcastle University, who brought together a range of organisations in Newcastle from academia to business to government to the public and voluntary sectors.  Our partners have joined up to experiment with new ideas and influence housing design on a global scale after receiving £1.12m from the Homes and Community Agency in December 2016.

Professor of Ageing, Planning and Policy. Recognised UK expert in housing for older people with 20 years’ experience of working with and for older people in Newcastle. Recently appointed Chair of the City Futures Development Group. Visit their Website.
Founded in 1953 as Ryder Yates, Ryder Architecture has a global reach from its Newcastle base, encompassing offices in London, Glasgow, Liverpool, Hong Kong and Vancouver. Their design expertise spans: civic buildings, healthcare, infrastructure, leisure, manufacturing, offices, residential, and educational buildings, including universities. Visit their Website.
Grown out of the Regional Development Agency, Zero Carbon Futures was set up in 2011 as an independent consultancy specialising in low carbon vehicle technologies. ZCF works with businesses, universities, Government bodies and sector agencies to ensure that the UK is able to maximise the benefits of the low carbon vehicle sector. Visit their Website.
The Sustainable Communities Initiative (SCI) was incorporated in July 2012 as the successor to SCNEI. It is a research and consultancy institute hosted within Northumbria University that conducts work across a number of different subject areas encompassing social, economic, environmental aspects of sustainability and community led local development. Visit their Website.
A vehicle under the North East LEP to create, enhance and systematise innovation dialogue and flows of information within the region ensuring that opportunities for innovation engagement, business development and inward innovation investment are not missed. Visit their Website.
With roots in a 1997 Better Government for Older People project, The Elders Council has been working since 2001 to improve the quality of life for older people in the city by bringing older people’s voice into policy and practice arenas. The Elders Council’s work was key in supporting the City Council’s intent to become an age friendly city signalled by signing the Dublin Declaration in 2011. The Elders Council has worked in research partnerships with Care and Repair England and both Newcastle and Northumbria Universities. Visit their Website.

Future Homes Associates

Karbon Homes is a registered housing provider working in the North East of England with 24,000 homes in management. Karbon Homes is working in partnership with Future Homes partners to deliver, fund and managed the new Future Homes. Karbon Homes will secure public and private funding to deliver Future Homes. It will also manage and maintain the Future Homes properties. Visit their Website.
Acting as planning authority and as housing strategy group. Also a partner in Science Central. Visit their Website.

Future Homes Sponsors

Homes England brings together land, money, expertise, and planning and compulsory purchase powers, with a clear remit to facilitate delivery of sufficient new homes, where they are most needed, to deliver a sustained improvement in affordability. Visit their Website.
We're aiming to build a positive future for all. We're guided by our purpose that in everything we do we are economically and socially useful. Visit their Website.
Ageing at Newcastle University is an extension of more than 20 years research. This positions Newcastle University Institute for Ageing amongst a handful of global leaders in the field. Visit their Website.
The Exhibition is a three-month celebration of the North of England’s pioneering spirit and the impact of our inventors, artists and designers. It’s a chance to show how our innovative spirit has shaped the world and is building the economy of tomorrow. Visit their Website.
Newcastle City Futures is the RCUK/Innovate UK Urban Living Partnership pilot led by Newcastle University, creating shared opportunities to shape the future of the city. We work with the local authorities, public sector, businesses, communities and universities to generate new visible, exciting and meaningful projects across the city. Visit their Website.

Future Homes Industrial Allies

Nebula Labs is a software house based in Newcastle upon Tyne, in the North East of England, offering mobile app development, web platform development, and bespoke software development for ambitious startups and entrepreneurs, and forward-thinking SMEs. We take a unique engineering-driven approach to ensure that every solution we develop genuinely solves problems, has the potential to scale, and adds value to your business. We're your perfect technology partner. We're based in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, but we love to work with amazing partners around the Northern Powerhouse, around the country, and across the globe. Website.
With passion, integrity and understanding of cutting edge technologies we find ways to make an impact. Over the last twelve plus years Soficus has fine tuned its services to ensure delivery of the best possible products to our clients. For every project we take on, we assign a team of individuals with the right skills to bring each element together for a perfectly crafted solution. We truly believe that software has a purpose to solve real problems and make people's lives better. Your customers are the audience that matters most. Visit their Website.
Are an independent firm of designers, planners, engineers, consultants and technical specialists working across every aspect of today's built environment. Visit their Website.
Newcastle Helix is a new urban quarter, located in the centre of Newcastle. It aims to achieve an exemplar of sustainable urban development and attract leading technology and science organisations. In addition to our development, educational, business and other residential uses will also be on site. Visit their Website.