B-Hive Living – a rapidly expanding coliving startup, is developing hi-tech rental homes aimed at millennial professionals and entrepreneurs working for the motorsport industry in and around Bicester.
Almost 3,500 high performance motorsport companies are based in the Motorsport Valley, employing around 40,000 people. Amongst them, more than 60% of the Formula One teams, including Mercedes, Hass, Force India and many new Formula E teams. This means that a staggering 80% of the world’s high-performance engineers work and live in the area.
B-Hive Living’s tech friendly homes are increasingly popular among the motorsport millennial community. While part of the appeal is certainly the various tech amenities provided, from smart locks to app controlled heating and sound system, Williams Johnson – B-Hive Living’s co-founder believes there are other more fundamental reasons for the success of their schemes.
“Our ethos of placing the well-being and convenience of our residents first has resonated with many disillusioned tenants who can clearly see this commitment reflected in our build and design quality, and operational approach to our Hives”
Mátyás N., a Formula 1 engineer who has recently moved from Hungary has also highlighted the valuable soft-landing provided by B-Hive Living’s “plug and play model” to young professionals immigrating to the Motorsport Valley. He said:
The powerful mix of space, location and community make Hive Homes an easy choice. I recently moved here and landing into a friendly international community in a beautiful new home with everything you can possibly need has provided me with the perfect start for life in a new country.