The Collective

Creating co-living communities

PLP developed a co-living strategy for The Collective, which explored new and affordable ways of creating homes based on high-density, communality and shared experience. PLP developed plans which laminate social and residential spaces in one building, providing spaces for working, living, creating, exchanging, exercising, socialising and entertaining, all under one roof. The building acts more like a vertical neighbourhood than an individual building. These co-living strategies materialised as The Collective Old Oak, in West London, which at time of completion was the world’s largest co-living building.