- Location London, UK
- Status Design/concept
- Service Architecture
- Sectors Residential, Retail, Workplace
- Area 9,300m²/100,100ft²
- Client Confidential
Co-living is a fast-growing form of housing in which dozens of residents share living spaces under a single roof, gaining access to higher-quality amenities than those available in a typical flatshare. Our proposed co-living development in Bermondsey champions this high-density approach, providing premium residential accommodation in the heart of Southwark, plus designated co-working space and welcoming public realm. The scheme offers a viable option for renters without compromising on quality or location, and presents an opportunity to activate a key north-south link towards London Bridge Station.
We’ve proposed a 14-storey building with 172 generous en-suite bedrooms arranged around bright communal facilities, including kitchens, lounges, games rooms and more. On the ground floor is a café open to occupants as well as visitors and the local community, and the scheme also includes three floors of open-plan co-working space to encourage local networking and idea-sharing.
The building takes the form of four stepping solid-brick blocks – a composition that creates a series of south-facing roof terraces, maximises daylight and natural ventilation inside, improves pedestrian wayfinding, and allows for outdoor green spaces that will invigorate the local streetscape. The result is an open, welcoming environment with excellent amenities and a superior standard of communal living – a place where old friends can meet and new ones can be made.
We're excited to be at the forefront of designing innovative new ways of living and working. We see this growing typology as a fantastic opportunity to offer high-quality spaces to more people in dense city-centre locations.