THERE is still time for Wirral youngsters to design how homes could look in years to come with a new competition.

The House of the Future project is asking schoolchildren in years 5 and 6 to explore issues in the environment, cities and communities and design a home in response to the changing needs.

By entering the contest children will be in with the chance to win prizes for themselves and their school.

All ideas will be transformed into a choice of visual work or 3D models to bring their house designs to life.

The House of the Future competition is open to all primary schools across Liverpool City Region, which includes Wirral, Halton, Knowsley, Liverpool, Sefton and St Helens.

Launching the competition, Metro Mayor Steve Rotheram said: “Working to make our environment cleaner and greener for the future was one of my key manifesto pledges.

"So what better way to find out what the homes of tomorrow should look like than to ask the future adults of our city region?

"We are already taking steps to reduce the impact on our environment.

"We have adopted a Zero Carbon target of 2040, 10 years ahead of the national target, and have launched the £10m Green Investment Fund.

"But these young people are the ones who will end up having responsibility for what we leave behind and their ideas can change things which will hopefully point us all in the right direction for a greener future.”

The competition will be judged by Mr Rotheram, architect Paul Monaghan who is the Liverpool City Region design champion, chief executive of Plus Dane Housing Group Barbara Spicer, Metro Mayor’s housing advisor Danielle Gillespie, general manager of Homes England and the director of estates at National Museums Liverpool Mairi Johnson.

Prizes will be awarded to the winners and the overall winner will have their design worked up into a professional architect’s drawing.

The competition closes on November 29, 2019 and all the judge’s selections will be exhibited in central Liverpool in Early 2020.

For more information on how to enter visit