The Collective is set to develop a co-living-led cultural destination and riverside development at Garratt Mills in Trewint Street, Earlsfield.
The scheme will transform a scrap metal yard to offer long stay co-living, the third purpose-designed co-living scheme to be launched, following developments in Harrow and Hackney Wick.
Adjacent to the River Wandle, the scheme has 292 co-living rooms and is designed by award-winning Wandsworthbased architectural practice Assael to reflect the history of the site at Garratt Mills as a former gunpowder mill.
The project includes an ‘employment incubator’, a community space for members and local businesses, a riverside café and a multi-use community and performing arts space, available to book, at no cost, for local residents and organisations.
Reza Merchant, CEO and Founder of The Collective, says, “Our mission is to create thriving local communities which bring people together and create lasting legacies, it will become a new destination for people from all socio-economic backgrounds to connect and socialise.”
Members have shared social spaces and facilities including health and wellness and mindfulness zones, a Masterchef-style communal kitchen, dining spaces and chill-out areas, as well as external amenity space including communal gardens and roof terraces. The project includes a riverside dining and break out terrace for The Collective’s members and local people to come together and foster human connection.