INTEGER Millennium House
Watford, United Kingdom
Building for Life Gold Award
Sustainable Social Housing Project of the Year
Civic Trust Award
In 1998, following a period of research and development, the INTEGER Millennium House was built at the Building Research Establishment in the UK to demonstrate INTEGER principles in practice. This award-winning house showed how dramatic improvements could be achieved by combining radical innovation in housing design and construction with the integration of intelligent and green technologies. More than 100 British companies worked together on the project, which was serialized by the BBC as the prime-time television programme, Dream House, attracting an audience of 15 million and 25,000 Visitors.
The demonstration house inspired INTEGER’s partners to complete a series of commercial pilot projects throughout the UK. These began with the INTEGER Cherhill project, led by Weslea Housing Association, which achieved the highest score on the UK government’s housing quality measurement programme. Subsequent projects include the Sandwell development in West Bromwich and a greenfield residential development in Maidenhead.
INTEGER has developed a body of knowledge from these projects, with principles and techniques that are being transferred to other countries around the world to achieve equivalent step changes in housing.