Building Brum presents: Home Sweet Home

Thursday 8th March 2018


Thursday 8th March 2018


6:00pm to 9:00pm


St Philip's Cathedral Birmingham | Colmore Row | Birmingham | B3 2QB

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BDP Birmingham are hosting a housing debate to discuss the most current topics within the built environment. Birmingham’s population is projected to grow by 156,000 people by 2031. What is the best way of meeting these future demands and what impact is it likely to have on its resident community if we have less space and higher densities?

  • Are ‘compact homes’ a good solution to the housing crisis?
  • Should we be building smaller and at much higher densities?
  • Is less really more?
  • What are the commercial pressures limiting development?
  • Can we use innovative solutions to make better quality housing more affordable and is pre-fab and modular construction the future?
  • Alternatively, would building on the greenbelt and creating garden cities be more beneficial to communities and more sustainable?
  • Do designers have a responsibility to help solve homelessness in the City?

The panel will include sector experts, a contemporary historian, house builders and developers.

The event will be held at the heart of the Colmore Business District at St Philip's Cathedral, an institution familiar with the difficulties homelessness presents. Come along for stimulating discussion and debate and enjoy the food and drink that will be provided.

Building Brum is a cross institute built environment networking series for members of RIBA, RICS, ICE, RTPI, BIID, SBID, Landscape Institute and CIOB.

The Building Brum event is kindly sponsored by Orangebox, EH Smith, Interface, Shulter Systems, Johnson Tiles and dline Eisenware.

Due to sponsorship agreements, BDM's and product specifiers will not be admitted into Building Brum events.

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