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Future Home

Welcome to the Expo for inspo

Future Home promotes sustainable home design, building, interiors, technology and community life through its show homes and gardens in the award-winning Vaux neighbourhood at Riverside Sunderland.

Designed to support 21st-century living patterns, homes are built using Modern Methods of Construction, a range of sustainable and low-carbon technologies (including Passivhaus), and renewable energy, all of which will contribute to Sunderland’s commitment to become carbon neutral by 2040.

Visitors to Future Homes can expect first-hand immersion in the best of British design: concept homes from winners of the Government’s Home of 2030 competition (run by Homes England in partnership with BRE, Design Council, MOBIE and RIBA), while trade and consumer events explore the knowledge, products and services that bring advanced, smart, green building to life.

 

Future Home Events Programme

Future Home

Summer 2024 Taster

Riverside, Sunderland

  • Walk around a prototype house and see materials of the future
  • Workshops exploring sustainable home design, low carbon energy and eco-interiors

Future Construction

Autumn 2025

Beacon of Light, Sunderland 

Exhibition showcase of advanced construction methods, including modular and panellised systems; Retrofit; Standards; Skills and resources.

Future Interiors

Autumn 2025

Beacon of Light, Sunderland 

Exhibition showcase of sustainable suppliers and innovative manufacturers from across the North East meet designers and specifiers working on new build and retrofit projects. 

Also coming in Autumn 2025

Expo Homes & Gardens

Expo Homes & Gardens

Vaux Neighbourhood, Riverside

Guided tours of the award-winning Vaux development that will help the city achieve its net-zero targets. Discover what smart, sustainable city living feels like. Experience design excellence with river views, local services, community gardens and green spaces.

Homes of 2030

Homes of 2030

Vaux Neighbourhood, Riverside

Concept homes from the winners of the Government’s Homes of 2030 competition. Affordable, energy-efficient, shared-use homes with adaptability and recyclability at the heart of their design.

Your Future Home

Your Future Home

Beacon of Light, Sunderland 

A celebration and exploration of low-carbon energy, smart appliances and controls, home upgrades for energy efficiency and hacks for reducing energy bills and your carbon footprint.

Enquire about opportunities across Future Home Events

Event Sponsorship

  • Lead event partners
  • Conference/ Forum Session sponsors
  • Branding sponsors

Fringe Events

  • Bring your entire event to Sunderland during Expo
  • Organise your own sessions, round tables or exhibitors alongside, within or during Expo

Exhibiting

  • Pop-Up/ table top space in City Hall events
  • Walk-on Shell scheme packages or space to build your own stand at Beacon of Light events

Tours

  • Educational tours
  • Membership organisation tours
  • Inward Mission/ Trade delegation tours

Take over an Expo Home or Garden

We will shortly be launching the opportunity for sponsors to "Take Over a Home or Garden" with the ability to showcase innovation, creativity, and community spirit in one of the homes currently being built at the Vaux Neighbourhood, Riverside, Sunderland.

Our sponsors can transform a specific property or garden space into something extraordinary. This could be through unique art installations, sustainable design concepts, or immersive interactive experiences. We encourage creativity and ideas that would bring a fresh perspective to inspire our 45,000+ visitors.
We highly value the diversity of participants and entrants will have the chance to showcase their work to a wide audience, connect with designers and makers, and be part of an exciting and dynamic visitor attraction that promotes the best of our local and international talents.