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Global Home Pilot Demonstrator

Company:

GLOBAL HOME TECHNOLOGY LTD, BECKHOFF LIMITED, BOUYGUES (U.K.) LIMITED, BURO HAPPOLD LIMITED, SUPERMASSIVE UX LTD, University of Surrey

New build mass housing developers have prevented the UK housing supply from freefall, however, the buildings created are inherently frozen in time.
Although a buyer can be involved in the design process, once the house is signed-off they are on their own. As homeowners, they are suddenly expected to
become building maintenance experts, responsible for mechanical and structural repairs. Updating and altering internal spaces requires sourcing quality
trade skills (a significantly time-consuming process), and becoming construction experts, architects and interior designers; to understand the possibilities of
how the building could be changed to meet their evolving needs. For many, at the extreme, moving can be easier than adjusting these rigid buildings.
Global Home is our vision for the future of the adaptable, modular, smart home for the Mass House Building (MHB) market. We have **design engineered
the world’s first fully modular, re-configurable, digitally integrated home, suitable for mass production** and ready to plug-in to the smart cities and
communities of the future.
IUK demonstrator funding will scale up the single modular unit, GH1 proof of concept, enabling the design, development and construction of a 5 storey
residential, digitally integrated, adaptable, modular lifetime residential development (GHPilot). The ground floor will be demonstration space and the
remaining floors will house postgraduate/international students. **GHPilot will be a pre-production, inhabited, active building demonstrator** (TRL 9) that will
become a showcase for future investors, orders and innovators, completing the product development lifecycle, establishing supply chains, production
facilities.
The precision engineered modular GHPilot is configurable and customisable to meet its user’s needs and preferences. The home adapts to the user, rather
than the user adapting to the home. GHPilot is designed to allow expansion vertically, horizontally and technologically. At the touch of a button, interior areas
expand or contract through modules that move around a structural central core, from which the home’s services are managed and distributed. **Novel future
proof designs** will be built in to enable users to physically transform personal and social space to meet their changing needs through movable walls but also
with additional plug in modules, i.e. nursery or entertainment spaces.
GHPilot will **demonstrate a large-scale-viable MHB product and process** enabling homes to be built **75% faster, 33% cheaper with dramatically reduced
carbon emissions and increased whole-life performance**. GHPilot will also showcase the GHConnect technology platform product, enabling integration of
GH technology into third party homes at point of construction.