Friday, January 19, 2007

Homeworkers of the future

Flexible working is at the heart of a major new project in York, as reported in the Daily Telegraph with pictures of the project available from Red Box Design Group. Sad though it was to say goodbye to one of my childhood icons (especially one that smelled so nice), the former chocolate factory Terry's on the outskirts of the city is to become a new one-stop 50 acre 'village', "a sustainable, complete community with the potential to carry its residents from the cradle to the grave."

And among the expected features e.g. gym, supermarket, Med-style piazza thing, will also be live-work units and studios for starter businesses at ground floor level, and an office block housing serviced offices for anything from a one-person business to major enterprises. Alan Smith, senior partner of the scheme's architects, Red Box Design Group, told the Telegraph that the project is a "very rare opportunity to help to shape the lives of many people."

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