The Collective Old Oak
This 11-storey scheme comprises 323 residential units with 551 bedrooms, ground floor retail units, first floor co-working commercial space and communal amenity spaces for residents.
Improving buildability and cost
viability while maintaining a
strong visual aesthetic
170,000 ft2 construction
Described in the national press as the ‘World’s largest co-living development’ The Collective Old Oak opened its doors in May 2016; this property is the first example of the pioneering Co-Living Build to Rent concept in the UK.
The ground-breaking scheme is located in an emerging regeneration area of the London Borough of Ealing, Old Oak and Park Royal Development Area.
Designed by PLP Architecture, we were appointed in 2014 post planning, to undertake executive architect and lead consultant roles via a comprehensive design and build scope of services.
We undertook significant design development of the scheme to improve buildability and cost viability whilst maintaining the original design principles and strong aesthetic. The team worked collaboratively to develop robust, yet efficient solutions within the client-defined parameters driving in added value wherever possible.
Through careful consideration of the layout, materials and detailing we delivered the concept, principles and aesthetics defined by the concept architect and through close collaboration with the whole team – client, contractors, consultants and other stakeholders – successfully delivered the project.