TV personality and designer Kevin McCloud is to back Northamptonshire's plans to become a national research and development hub for sustainable construction.

He will deliver a keynote speech at an event tomorrow and will outline the reasons for sustainable construction.

Northamptonshire Enterprise plans to develop an £8m business incubation centre - the Ihub building- in Daventry this year. It will act as a regional hub for green technologies and will include 60 'incubation' hubs and a 300-seat conference hall.

It is funded by the European Regional Development Fund, West Northamptonshire Development Corporation and East Midlands Development Agency.

See McCloud's speech tomorrow on Property Week's website.