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Origin brought together the most influential thought leaders in the UK housing industry to discuss the direction that it is taking, while asking 'where will the housing industry really be in 2020?'.

Barratt Developments, Grosvenor, URBED, the Home Builders Federation and Solidspace, as well as Futurist Dr Patrick Dixon and Prof. Christine Whitehead from the London School of Economics, were among the delegates taking part.

Joined together by Origin at one of the UK's most architecturally stunning buildings, The Shard, delegates discussed the key issues facing the housing industry today.

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Valuation

Is the way we value houses outdated?

With an influx of new homes being built in modern Britain, the cost of new homes is up for debate. The delegates discuss the valuation of old and new builds, and how the current practice is potentially outdated.

1. Valuation
Is the way we value houses outdated?

Open-Plan Living

Building functional homes

Singular living spaces have become a popular choice in housing, but installing private spaces into open plan designs is still vital. The delegates discuss how open plan living can continue to serve the larger family unit with added privacy solutions.

2. Open-Plan Living
Building functional homes

Two Different Housing Markets

London vs the UK

When it comes to housing prices and the cost of living, London is dramatically different to the rest of the UK. The delegates discuss how different demographics affect housing, as well as the shift between living in rural areas and big cities.

3. Two Different Housing Markets
London vs the UK

Heterogeneity

Success in diversity

The housing market benefits immensely from diversity. In this video, the delegates discuss the differences in the housing market and its strengths and pitfalls.

4. Heterogeneity
Success in diversity

Construction

Modern solutions to labour costs

Welcome to Origin's Roundtable event, where delegates from the construction industry discuss what the challenges and changes the housing industry will face by 2020. In the latest video in the series, the delegates discuss how the housing industry can take a more modern approach to the cost of labour.

5. Construction
Modern solutions to labour costs

The Homes of the Future report highlights some of the key discussions from the roundtable discussions and crystallises the main topics covered.

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Insights into the future of UK housing from Futurist Patrick Dixon

Futurist Dr Patrick Dixon discusses current trends in home design and how to utilise space. He gives us his verdict on how homes of the future will utilise space to maximise privacy and considers the very British love of gardens.

Futurist Dr Patrick Dixon discusses current trends in home design and how to utilise space. He gives us his verdict on how homes of the future will utilise space to maximise privacy and considers the very British love of gardens.


An Interview with Ben Brocklesby, Director at Origin

Ben Brocklesby discusses how Origin products are leading in the market of construction, and how we can get more houses built in this economy.

Ben Brocklesby discusses how Origin products are leading in the market of construction, and how we can get more houses built in this economy.


The Delegates

Ben Brocklesby

Ben Brocklesby
Sales & Marketing Director
Origin Global

Evan Davis

Evan Davis
Event Chairperson

Dr Patrick Dixon

Dr Patrick Dixon
Futurist
Global Change Ltd

Patrick Law

Patrick Law
Director Corporate Affairs
Barratt Developments

David Rudlin

David Rudlin
Managing Director URBED

Alexandra Goss

Alexandra Goss
Deputy Editor, Home The Sunday Times

Andrew Halsall

Andrew Halsall
Managing Director
Origin Global

Jan-Carlos Kucharek

Jan-Carlos Kucharek
Senior Editor
The RIBA Journal

Prof. Christine Whitehead

Prof. Christine Whitehead
Emeritus Professor of Housing Economics
The London School of Economics

Gus Zogolovitch

Gus Zogolovitch
Managing Director of Solidspace, Founder of Inhabit
Homes Solidspace

Richard Powell

Richard Powell
Executive Director Grosvenor Britain & Ireland

Andrew Whitaker

Andrew Whitaker
Planning Director
The Home Builders Federation