A Royston housebuilder is seeking a 'future Archi-tot' for its 50th anniversary celebrations.

Redrow South Midlands is inviting youngsters from across Hertfordshire to design future homes for 2074 - 50 years from now.

From wallpaper that changes according to your mood, to a fridge that restocks automatically, or a bathroom that cleans itself, the design must suit the needs of modern family life, while being energy-efficient and built sustainably.

The new role has been created as part of Redrow’s vision for the next 50 years of housebuilding.

Children aged four to 16 are welcome to apply by visiting www.redrow.co.uk/news-and-inspiration/news/national/design-our-future-homes and submitting a 'house of the future' design.

The winning Archi-tot will win £100, as well as £150 in artwork vouchers for their school.

Their design will also be planted in a time capsule in the ground at the Hedera Gardens development in Royston, ready to be unearthed in 50 years time.

Other Redrow branches across the UK are also on the lookout for Archi-tots, with one overall winner from all the participating regions to be announced later this year.

Andrew Newman, Redrow South Midlands sales director, said: "In our 50th year of housebuilding, we’re looking to the future by calling on Hertfordshire’s most creative young talent to imagine what a home will look like in 2074.

"From convertible roofs for those hot summer nights, to self-tinting windows and robot gardeners who mow the lawn, we’re looking for the most adventurous and ambitious designs.

"Here at Redrow South Midlands, we’re committed to bringing young people into the construction sector and are recognised by the industry for our training excellence and apprenticeship programme.


"What better way to celebrate the creative talent of local youngsters and showcase the wonderful imagination and creative abilities of the next generation?

"Who knows, we could even put in a good word for the winner to become one of our new apprentices where they might find themselves building their design in years to come."

Youngsters have until midnight on Friday, May 17 to submit their designs.

To find out more visit redrow.co.uk/news-and-inspiration/news/national/design-our-future-homes.