CHILDREN are being recruited to design the homes of the future.

Redrow North West is looking for youngsters from across Cheshire to design a house suitable for 2074.

It comes as the housebuilder celebrates its 50th birthday.

Anna Evans-Kerr, sales director at Redrow NW, said: “In our 50th year of housebuilding, we’re looking to the future by calling on the 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.”

She added: “Here at Redrow NW, 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!”

Knutsford Guardian: The competition is open to children aged four to 16The competition is open to children aged four to 16 (Image: Redrow)

Four-to-16-year-olds from across the county can apply for the ‘Archi-tot’ role by emailing a ‘house of the future’ design to

As well as a prize of £150, the winning Archi-tot’s school or college will also receive £300 in artwork vouchers.

The winner will also see their design planted in a time capsule in the ground at one of their nearby Redrow developments, ready to be unearthed 50 years from now.

Imaginative youngsters have until midnight on Friday (May 17) to submit their entries.

The winner will join other successful Archi-tots chosen by other Redrow regions across the UK, with one overall winner to be announced later this year.