The world’s largest co-living building
Our Old Oak property in London is situated on the banks of the canal in Willesden Junction. Every room in the building is built with incredible attention to detail, fully furnished with double beds, desks, boutique interior design, en-suite bathrooms and private kitchenettes.
But it’s outside of the individual rooms that Old Oak comes alive, it features 10,000 sqft of luxury shared spaces and facilities including beautifully designed shared kitchens and lounges on every floor, communal entertainment spaces and luxury facilities including a gym, spa, cinema room, library, restaurant, bar, curated retail outlets, events spaces, roof terraces and more.
Beyond the physical space, the lifestyle at Old Oak is designed as the perfect solution to life in London. A full range of services takes all the hassle out of city living, so our members can focus on what really matters. All bills, council tax and broadband are prepaid and taken care of. Regular room cleaning and linen changes come as standard. Even a full time concierge service is included in the single monthly fee.
Best of all, our members aren’t just finding a place to live, they are joining a genuine community. Dedicated community managers provide a regular programme of entertainment, talks and community events. Sharing the place we live with a community of like-minded people, means everyone gets more of what they want.
What is Co-living?
Co-living is a new way of living inspired by the old, with community and collective experiences at its core. Starting with the basics, it offers shared spaces such as a bar, restaurant, gym, library, laundry, roof terraces, hot desks and more. Using this space to bring everyone together, we are creating collaborative and fun environments that expose members to new people, new ideas and new experiences.
We have 3 themed dining rooms, a library, a games room, a cinema, the secret garden, a sauna and spa, a roof terrace and the disco laundrette. Then, every floor has a big shared kitchen. Finally, on the ground floor, we have The Common, our restaurant and bar, a gym, as well as The Hub and the lobby – two great places to hang out or work.
Who is co-living for?
Some want to remove the hassle out of their life by paying one bill that covers everything. Others are tired of house shares that have gone wrong, fed up of bad landlords and tired of waiting months to get anything fixed. And many people move in because they want the community. A recent Wired magazine article about co-living pointed out that “among the young, the “loneliness epidemic” has gone viral: nearly 60 per cent of 18- to-34-year-olds told the Mental Health Foundation they felt lonely often or sometimes.”
This information comes from the website of The Collective.
Country: United Kingdom
Innovation Status: In practice today