Placing data at the core of urban innovation to examine how landowners can make the best use of their portfolio for their own benefit and the benefit of the community.

The DemoDev project is currently been running in collaboration with Ordnance Survey, Land Registry and Birmingham City Council. After responding to a brief to create data led solutions which help combat the housing crisis.

We are currently experimenting and exploring the best way to engage local communities with housing issues and the decision making process. By approaching the housing crisis in a holistic manner there lies the opportunity to create a whole new system: from land identification and planning approval to home design and ultimate construction.

DemoDev will harness the power of Land Registry and Ordnance Survey data to unlock underused land and turn it into open designed, sustainable, adaptable homes. Homes which are in areas people want to live in, which can be self built and can grow and change as their owners lives evolve. A platform to dramatically lower the barriers of custom build housing.



Democratising Development

DemoDev started out three years ago as an idea to use data to help more people build their own homes, to activate underused plots of…

Design guide for our city

Birmingham City Council are currently consulting on a new Design Guide for the city. It aims to create a new supplementary planning document to advise…

Community Response to Birmingham’s Housing Crisis

The idea of Community Led Housing is starting to gain more and more momentum at the moment with national coverage of CLTs in the Big…

More Car Parks Than Venice

Birmingham City Council have now submitted their first planning application under number, 2016/06762/PA, in respect of the demolition of the markets. It’s a very basic…




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Ordnance Survey

Ordnance Survey is Britain's mapping agency and partner of the DemoDev project.

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Geovation UK is a partner of the Demo Dev Project

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Andy Reeve

Andy has followed a diverse career path so far, built upon a strong operational and financial management background. After st…

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Joyjit Sarkar

Joy is an Engineer and clinical practitioner. He has a background of working within the UK’s National Health Service within…

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