Published: 15:01, 22 February 2021
| Updated: 15:03, 22 February 2021
Housebuilders are moving with the times with bedrooms adapted into home offices to appeal to life changes brought on by the pandemic.
Redrow is set to launch two new, adapted show homes at Regent Village, its flagship development in Ebbsfleet Garden City, this weekend.
Visitors will be able to experience first hand the four-bedroom Georgian Claremont and Wilmington Semi.
In line with government guidelines the new builds will remain open for in-person unaccompanied appointments with cleaning carried out inbetween.
Nearby a new primary school, Ebbsfleet Green is expected to move into its new building on site this summer, set alongside completed shops, including a Co-op store, pub, and hotel.
But while demand for school places and amenities is nothing new, the housebuilder has been adapting its homes to meet new working trends.
Traditionally our homes have been separate from the 9-5, with clear boundaries between the two marked out by a commute of some sorts.
But the pandemic has changed all this and accelerated trends towards more flexible and home-based working.
To capitalise on this Redrow has adapted a bedroom in each of its show homes to be reconfigured into a home office.
The homes have also been designed to include several carbon-reducing measures, including electric vehicle charging points.
Jo Wiley, area sales manager at Redrow South East, said: “We’re delighted to be opening two show homes at Regent Village for interested buyers to experience first-hand.
"The Claremont and Wilmington Semi are each special in their own way, with different internal layouts and external features. However, they both provide plenty of space and flexibility to enjoy while working or relaxing.
"As our homes have had to double as offices for many of us over the past year, we are excited to have incorporated home offices into both show homes, demonstrating how the space can be adapted.
"Likewise, the homes at Regent Village have been carefully designed with several carbon-reducing measures for improved energy efficiency and reduced energy bills.
It represents the fourth phase of homes at its 900-strong community, adding to the project already being delivered at Ebbsfleet Green.
To date 489 homes have been sold on plot with plans also in the offing for a new community centre and commercial space.
To find out more about the new homes and to book an appointment visit www.redrow.co.uk/regentvillage