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World's Largest Coliving Building Opening Next Week in London

The 550-unit tower is geared towards millennial Brits

New York City isn't the only place coliving is taking off. Next week, the first residents will be moving into west London's Old Oak, a brand new 550-unit coliving tower which will be the largest building of its kind in the world.

The 11-story mixed-use development, designed by PLP Architecture and developed by The Collective, features furnished en-suite bedrooms and shared kitchens in addition to a gym, roof terrace, spa, movie room, library, and game room. The building will also have a public restaurant and 400-desk co-working space.

The weekly rent—between £225 and £270 (roughly $329-400)—includes taxes, internet, bi-monthly room cleaning and linen service, and utilities. Residents can also use the in-house app to see a calendar of community events or reserve a particular space for a private party.

The millennial appreciation for flexible, turnkey lifestyle solutions has inspired a small wave of micro apartments and coliving spaces. New York-based coworking giant WeWork quietly launched their first residential building earlier this year, joining a number of smaller coliving startups from Brooklyn to San Francisco.

But The Oak is one of the first purpose-built coliving spaces to come on line. And it's certainly the largest. The building's shared spaces alone total 10,000 square feet.

Could The Collective’s new London co-living space revolutionise renting in the city? [The Spaces]

Can Coliving Help Solve the Urban Housing Crunch? [Curbed]

High-Tech Millennial Lifestyle Inspires Micro Apartment Boom [Curbed]