CALA Pods partnership makes home office dream a reality

CALA Homes and urbanpod joint home office pod venture

AN award-winning homebuilder has struck up a partnership with a luxury garden pod provider to offer buyers across the west of Scotland the perfect opportunity to future proof their home.

CALA Homes (West) has joined forces with Livingston-based urbanpods to become one of the first homebuilders in Scotland to give clients the opportunity to add their very own pod to their garden as part of their new home purchase.

Both companies have seen demand for the perfect home-working space soar as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has seen millions of workers move away from the office – many of them on a permanent basis.

Each high-specification pod perfectly complements the outstanding quality throughout each and every CALA home and is the perfect size to create a home office environment that takes residents out of the house, without the need to commute for hours.

With a Siberian larch timber clad finish, each pod comes fully plastered and painted internally as standard and features hard-wearing Karndean flooring, a selection of double-sockets, spot interior lighting, a slimline panel heater, sliding entrance doors and a composite deck.

A range of additional extras are also on offer for anyone who wishes to ramp up the level of luxury within their dream pod.

And buyers can see for themselves exactly what is on offer as the stunning Ufficio urbanpod, has been installed in the garden of one of CALA’s very own showhomes within the new Kinnaird Lee development in Larbert.

The ‘show pod’ has been brought to life with furnishings from high-end Danish interiors brand, BoConcept – with a ready-made home office package available for those who want to kit out their pod in time for moving in.

Liana Canavan, sales and marketing director at CALA Homes (West), said: “We’re seeing more and more demand from buyers for additional space as flexible, home working becomes the norm, so our partnership with urbanpods allows us to go one step further in giving our customers exactly what they need.

“The quality of the pods is outstanding and aligns with our own high specification, so they really are the perfect match. And our buyers can benefit from additional space, without having to compromise.”

Ross Iwaniec, director at urbanpods, added: “It’s great to have the opportunity to work alongside a homebuilder with such an outstanding reputation for fantastic quality, high-specification homes – it’s an ethos that resonates with us.

“We’ve seen enquiries for our pods dramatically increase over the past few months, so it makes complete sense to give those buying new build houses the opportunity to have a pod installed right from the word ‘go’. They’re the ideal solution for anyone who needs additional workspace but wants to keep work life and home life separate.

“Not only are they great spaces for home offices, but they also make luxurious home salons for those working in hair and beauty; pilates, yoga and gym studios for fitness enthusiasts; or cosy media and gaming rooms. The possibilities are endless.”

The Ufficio urbanpod starts from £12,200 ex. VAT and includes Karndean flooring, spot interior lighting, composite deck and internal painted finish. Optional extras – such as bi-fold doors, roof light and high-speed hard-wired internet are available on request.

BoConcept’s home office furniture package starts from £1,597 ex. VAT and includes some of the brand’s best-selling items – the Cupertino desk, Adelaide task chair and Como storage unit.

Existing and prospective buyers can view the fully furnished Ufficio urbanpod within the CALA showhome at Kinnaird Lee now.

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