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Wednesday 1 February 2017 9.30pm
This stumped me. Do they mean "co-living"? Not very elegant but I can understand it. Or am i a pedant?

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Wednesday 1 February 2017 10.49pm
Halfway between a hotel and a block of flats.

Or an upmarket version of student accommodation I suppose.

Kitchens and lounges are communal rather than having lots of separate dwellings with their own front doors.

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Thursday 2 February 2017 9.23am
Theedy if you're commenting on the punctuation then I agree. The gradual disappearance of hyphens irks me. "Cooperation" for example; hens live in a coop, socialists live in a co-op. Or something.

So it's like bedsits? That seems encouraging, compared to all the luxury flats.
Thursday 2 February 2017 12.25pm
It will be interesting to see what the rent will be for these units.
Thursday 2 February 2017 12.44pm
I guess more suited from youngsters who have just left halls of Residence and who are used to the sharing lifestyle. Just wondering who is going to clean the common rooms? I remember the state of the kitchens in my hall of residence opposite the Imperial War museum (now the Days hotel), gosh, at least an inch of fat at the bottom of the oven...
Thursday 2 February 2017 1.40pm
Jules62 wrote:
It will be interesting to see what the rent will be for these units.

Studios at similar developments seem to be in the £240-300 per week range. For example - https://www.thecollective.co.uk/living/kentish-town
Friday 24 February 2017 4.26pm
I walk past The Selected Rug Company building on Long Lane several times a week and have always admired it (apart from the unattractive extensions on either side of the main building). I would consider it to be an important local landmark. I checked on the developer’s website and noticed that they held an exhibition showing the proposals for the new “coliving” development at the end of January. Did any readers of this forum see it? Judging from the mock-ups and drawings on the website, it looks as though they plan to demolish the entire building. Click here for drawings I would have thought that finding a way to retain the handsome 19th century warehouse, or at least its façade, would enhance the proposed “coliving” space and make it seem less like students’ halls of residence. The mix of warehouses and blocks of flats around Bermondsey St is a good example of how old and new can work well alongside each other. I can’t see a planning application on Southwark’s website so assume the developers haven’t submitted one yet but I’d be sad and disappointed if these large-scale plans on such an important site were given the green light without being challenged. As a reminder, here’s a link showing the building in question: click here
Friday 24 February 2017 4.56pm
Sarah V wrote:
I can’t see a planning application on Southwark’s website so assume the developers haven’t submitted one yet but I’d be sad and disappointed if these large-scale plans on such an important site were given the green light without being challenged.

From the developer's proposal: 'We will consider all comments received as we develop the planning application'
Friday 24 February 2017 5.46pm
janefs wrote:
From the developer's proposal: 'We will consider all comments received as we develop the planning application'

Yeah: they'll consider all comments a nuisance as they steamroll forward with the application...

All developers carry out 'consultations' with the public and local stakeholders, but in my experience little comes of it.
Friday 24 February 2017 7.20pm
Jules62 wrote:
janefs wrote:
From the developer's proposal: 'We will consider all comments received as we develop the planning application'

Yeah: they'll consider all comments a nuisance as they steamroll forward with the application...

All developers carry out 'consultations' with the public and local stakeholders, but in my experience little comes of it.

I was merely pointing to the reason Sarah V couldn't find a planning application. Given the habit of Southwark to not write to local residents these days or even place planning notices near the site it is best to keep an eagle eye on the planning register and respond with comments.
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