Working from home driving upsizing trend – Nicol & Co

Working from home is driving a trend towards upsizing in Droitwich Spa, according to Worcestershire’s leading independent estate agent Nicol & Co.

Coral Walrond, sales manager at Nicol & Co’s Droitwich office, said as well as the desire for more outside space as a result of living in  lockdown over the past two years, they were also seeing demand for more inside space.

She said: “For many years, we have seen downsizing as a trend as family members leave the nest and the owners find they do not need so much space.

“But now, working from home (WFH) for many employees is definitely here to stay. Although we are seeing a partial return to the office, many are still finding they can be equally productive from home.

“And as WFH becomes a more permanent feature of the economy, then homeowners are looking for a more permanent space in which they can work. In the early days, the spare room or the kitchen table doubled up as workspace, but that’s not really viable in the longer term.”

Nicol & Co has just been instructed to sell a property in Droitwich that Coral says is a very good example of the kind of home that is now much more in demand.

“Tagwell Gardens is a superb, five bedroom detached family home in a very popular part of Droitwich,” she said.

“It’s exactly the kind of property that is much in demand at present.”

Located at the bottom of a private paved driveway on a substantial plot with a secure wrap around garden, and off road parking for numerous vehicles, it is an ideal property to provide for both family and homeworking requirements.

The ground floor interior, accessed from the main reception hallway, provides a formal dining room, dual aspect lounge, family room and modern kitchen. The ground floor also includes a separate utility room and downstairs cloakroom.

The master bedroom on the first floor measures over 17’ x 17’ and incorporates an impressive modern ensuite shower room and separate dressing rooms. A further four double bedrooms, family bathroom, airing cupboard and gallery landing complete the first floor.

Outside, the spacious east-facing rear garden sits behind the house and double garage which comes with twin remotely controlled roller shutter doors at the front.

Coral added: “Not only is this a very impressive family home, it is also located just 1.5 miles from Droitwich railway station with regular trains into Birmingham and Worcester when attendance in the office is required. The nearby Junction 5 leads on to the M5 and M42, linking to the national motorway network.

“This is a lovely area to live in with nearby countryside in all directions and Droitwich Park and Lido is only a few minutes’ walk away.

“This is exactly the kind of property that families with WFH parents are seeking and we are very keen to speak to other homeowners seeking either to downsize by selling, or upsize by buying.”

For more information about this Tagwell Gardens property visit:

Alternatively, contact Ms Walrond at Nicol & Co’s Droitwich office on 01905 799072 or email

Ends (519 words)

For further media information or interviews, please call:

Matt Nicol, Managing Director, Nicol & Co, 226 Worcester Road, Droitwich Spa, WR9 8AY

Tel: 01905 799072

Notes to Editors

Established in 2009, Nicol & Co is an award-winning estate agency offering advice on sales, lettings, new homes and land purchase. The company combines the latest in digital media with traditional high street courtesy and service to provide the perfect blend of old and new technology.

Prepared and issued by ASAP PR – 07990 978257.