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Centre for Digital Built Britain completed its five-year mission and closed its doors at the end of September 2022

This website remains as a legacy of the achievements of our five-year foundational journey towards a digital built Britain

This project improved the foundations for applying tried-and-tested machine learning (ML) approaches to the built environment. This mini project reduced the cost of creating and deploying ML systems by creating versatile and extendable Application programming interfaces (APIs), data management infrastructure and mobile applications.


The output of this project already facilitated new academic research in urban economics and real estate. For instance, the automatic classification of the UK housing stock into vintages is underway and its coverage can be followed in real time at this interactive map: [] A future version of the APIs might be commercialised in areas like mortgage origination, insurance claim processing or property tax estimation.


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Next Steps

Development of a commercial API is the next step for continuing this work.