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  • How are young professionals in cities tackling loneliness?
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The Collective: social co-living for young urbanites

As the housing crisis delays life goals and changing patterns of work exacerbate loneliness, co-living developments are thriving. In London, The Collective is bringing the best parts of a neighbourhood into a single building, offering young urbanites convenience and a sense of community.

Location United Kingdom

Reminiscent of Le Corbusier’s Unité d'Habitation buildings – which the famed architect called “the first manifestation of an environment suited to modern life” – Old Oak in Willesden, London, is the largest co-living development in the world. [1] Run by The Collective, the site promises residents an experience unlike anything they could get by renting a bedsit or a room in a shared house. Instead of shacking up with strangers, the emphasis is on community. Boasting a games room, gym, restaurant, library, and co-working spaces, in addition to a social events programme featuring film screenings and eclectic workshops, ...



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