I’m very conscious that we live in a privileged area of London but the general housing shortage is a real problem, especially for the young starting out on professional life. What’s to be done? One company thinks it has the answer – Co Living – a sort of campus with individual living units for rent with large communal areas plus a gym, and services such as cleaning, linen, concierge, wifi and council tax, all included in the price.
The average price per week in £250 – not cheap, but with all expenses included it allows for realistic budgeting. There are plans for cheap meals to be available at a restaurant too and if you’re not in, the desk will accept deliveries for you. The idea is that the space will be a social hub where people can get together and avoid some of the isolation often associated with urban living. But will it work or is it little more than a university-style hall of residence for adults when they should be out there making a home of their own? What do you think?