Northamptonshire Workstyle Trends Study

An example of analysing information.

Translating a broad economic development demand forecast to a tangible schedule of work accommodation

The Northamptonshire Workstyle Trends Study for Invest Northamptonshire and Northamptonshire County Council aimed to help the county make sure that its strategic plan for jobs growth to 2031 was supported by the right accommodation and infrastructure.

The project team led by DEGW developed a new approach to planning for the provision of employment land and accommodation, based on an analysis of ‘workstyles’ and a detailed investigation of economic, organisational and planning trends in the county. The purpose was to examine workplace supply issues from a user demand rather than a planning point of view.

The study, in a unique way, translated specific regional economic and demand data into a tangible schedule of workstyle-based accommodation / land requirements for use by urban designers and planners. The schedule was based on three key workplace characteristics: the building characteristics, the locality or neighbourhood characteristics and the provision of infrastructure such as transport and technology and economic support.

Further reading
www.northamptonshireobservatory.org.uk/publications/document.asp?documentid=589&projectid=50

Predicting the future workplaces that will best support economic development in Northamptonshire.

Predicting the future workplaces that will best support economic development in Northamptonshire.
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