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.