Harrington’s location and high concentration of professional homeworkers, combined with supportive co-working facilities, will make this place one of the most creative, innovative and sustainable communities in the UK.
Based on Harrington’s sustainable design philosophy, analysis by Smart Growth Analytics shows that the development could be home to a level of homeworking of 35% to 40%. This analysis draws on the already very high rates of Creative & Knowledge-based Industry professionals homeworking (especially home office professionals) that are found in Oxfordshire and South Oxfordshire. By putting all the facilities in place to make this an easy and attractive option for residents, Harrington will be at the cutting edge of the 21st century live-work generation.
Residents living at Harrington will be able to work, shop and play without needing to travel outside of the community. This creates a virtuous circle, with increase demand for local shops and an array of facilities attracting more businesses, ensuring they will be of a high quality and economically viable.
Embedding a homeworking and co-working ethos throughout Harrington will provide a low carbon, innovative and pioneering development, making a vital contribution to the sustainable growth and competitiveness of the broader South Oxfordshire, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire economies.
Whether it’s designing each home with a dedicated workspace, providing work hub facilities to allow the new generation of entrepreneurs and professionals to thrive, or creating dedicated premises for Oxfordshire’s new generation of growing businesses to succeed in a community their employees can afford to live and enjoy, Harrington is uniquely placed to respond to the challenges of the 21st century.