Stage 2 of the Design for Manufacture Competition asked shortlisted bidders to submit proposals for a development using their designs for homes which can be built with a construction cost of £60,000, or equivalent cost efficiency.

Barratt Developments plc

Lead member: Barratt Developments Advance Housing Limited

RSL: Midsummer Housing Association

Other partners: HTA Architects, Terrapin International - joint venture with Advance Housing Limited, Specialist supply chain in place for materials, components and accessories

Judges' comments: Competent and convincing, and responded carefully to the local design code. A confident product that can respond to local requirements.

The Countryside Consortium

Lead member: Countryside Properties plc

RSL: The Hyde Group, Acton Housing Association, Metropolitan Housing Trust Presentation

Other partners: PCKO Architects, Walker Management, Buma Free-Dom Polska SA (Poland), The Homes Factory

Judges' comments: Three variations at £60,000 with innovations in terms of servicing the building and good environmental consideration. A light, bright interesting home.

Geoffrey Osborne Ltd

Lead member: Geoffrey Osborne

Other partners: Baily Garner, Innovare Systems Ltd - structural insulated panels (SIPs) manufacturer, Specialist supply chain in place with national agreements in place for key items

Judges' comments: Imaginative and innovative approach which brings in a good understanding of developing a sustainable community. Developing community identity and pride.

George Wimpey UK

Lead member: George Wimpey

Other partners: Richard Rogers Partnership, Guildway, Metek, Pre-arranged supply chain for major materials

Judges' comments: Strong architectural concept that could evolve to deliver extremely well on the right sites. Distinctive design approach.

Northern Edge

Lead member: Three Rivers Housing Group

RSL: Yorkshire Housing Group, South Yorkshire Housing Association, Tees Valley Housing Group

Other partners: Mackellar Architects, Atelier Ten, Urban Salon, Metek, Van Elle, Gross Max

Judges' comments: Strong architectural concept that responds to the competition brief and has good performance on environmental aspects. Modern interpretation of the suburban home: marries urban and suburban well, integrating the building into the streetscape.

Redrow plc

Lead member: Redrow plc

Judges' comments: Well exceeded the cost and minimum space requirements. Performed well on continuous improvement. The cost-efficient home.

SIXTYK Consortium

Lead member: Crest Nicholson, Kingspan

Other partners: Sheppard Robson, Davis Langdon, Arup, McFarlane Wilder, Established supply chain for materials and finishes

Judges' comments: Strong architectural product that responds well to most aspects of the brief. Good use of living wall and flexibility, adaptability and environmental issues. Confident product with good variety.


Lead member: Westbury Homes Ltd

Other consortium members: Space 4 (subsidiary of Westbury), Stewart Milne, Pre-arranged supply chain for major materials

Judges' comments: Getting the most out of process and supply chain partnering, and durability of components. Delivery of quality construction.

William Verry Ltd

Lead member: William Verry Ltd

Other partners: WeberHaus (Germany)

Judges' comments: Real strengths in terms of learning from manufacture and excellent on lean construction. The home that learns the most from manufacture: the "home in a day".

Design for Manufacture Competition