Wheatley Group Innovation in Housing

Project Details


Wheatley Group and the University of Edinburgh will work collaboratively, bringing together our collective expertise, knowledge and skills to understand property technology trends and innovations globally which could influence Wheatley Group Technology and Development Strategy 2020-2025.

By collecting and sharing ideas and views from stakeholders from across Wheatley Group, the project team will identify areas of most potential interest from the broad field of property technology. A global evidence review will identify interesting areas of practice and innovation which will be tested with customers and staff of Wheatley Group. An iterative process of sharing technical, experiential, practical and academic learning and knowledge across and between Wheatley and the University will identify the key opportunities which could be applied in the Wheatley Group context. Focus groups, interviews, interactive design scenarios and a comprehensive desk review will be utilised to deliver the required outputs, to inform Wheatley Group Technology and Development Strategy 2020-2025.

Layman's description

Academics from ECA, University of Edinburgh will collaborate with Wheatley Group, Scotland's largest social landlord, to understand technology and innovation for new build and existing housing. This will include:
• New materials and products
• New construction techniques including digital construction
• New housing typologies
• Technology integration in housing including sensors, interactive devices
• Technology enabled asset management
• Technology enabled service delivery.
The research will explore a wide range of areas of interest, and through engagement with our staff and customers, focus on the new technology and housing development trends and potential future directions most likely to impact on our business.
Effective start/end date15/01/188/02/19


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