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Co-worker space design and fitted out by Select Interiors Ltd

Are Shared living spaces (Co-Living) the housing equivalent of Co-Worker spaces that have transformed the office rentals market & work culture?

Shared living spaces are being created in major cities in the US as ‘millennials’ seek a more sociable lifestyle. The concept is a cross between student housing and hotel, Co-Living spaces offer tenants serviced rooms in shared apartments with communal lounges, kitchens and bathrooms at a lower cost than rental flats and houses

Commercial Co Worker Space Design And Fit Out By Select Interiors Ltd

 Computer generated model of a Co living sky scraper in Stratford starting on site in 2016 by PLP Architects in London

The scheme above by PLP Architects is designed to appeal to “a creative set” and will include a stage, quiet room, drawing room, exhibition space and a cinema, alongside more traditional amenities. A games room, library, garden, as well as a spa, “disco laundrette”, and gym will also be located onsite.

The trend has come across the Atlantic from its roots in New York from a Co-Worker offices specialist and has now spun off into residential housing using the same sharing space ethos

 Disco Laundrette In A Co Worker Scheme Commercial Office Shop Fitout By Select Interiors Manchester Ltd

Disco laundrette in a Co Worker scheme

Co Living Space In New York Commercial Office Shop Fitout By Select Interiors Manchester Ltd

Co living space in New York 

The builds are focused on community and functionality; the scheme above in New York offers one of the most flexible housing solutions on the market. “Simply show up and begin your life without the hassle.”

For Investors who have reaped the rewards from student accommodation schemes, the market for which is becoming saturated co-worker living spaces is the next big trend. Predictions are that these schemes will be the new driver for the regeneration of cities.

Hello Work Co-worker space in Manchester for Allied London and OBI Property by Select Interiors Ltd

Video of design and progress to create the popular Hello Work Co-worker space for Allied London and OBI Property

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Before images of the space sub divided with concrete block walls and partitions

Hello Hub Space By Allied London Design And Commercial Office Shop Fitout By Select Interiors Manchester Ltd

Sketch brief for the creation of Hello Work space by Allied London’s insanely creative Chief Executive Officer Michael Ingall

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Plan layout developed by the Select Interiors design team based on the sketch brief above

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3D Model of the proposed Co Worker space for the expanding Hello Work concept

Co-worker space design & fitted out in former Granada headquarters in Manchester by Select Interiors Ltd for Hello Workspaces & Allied London Estates

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Allied London’s Hello Work concept ‘shared worker’ spaces, in the HQ complex Manchester, & Leeds Dock were at the forefront of the trend for communal informal shared workplaces. These drop in spaces where entrepreneurs, and techies came together to work, meet & collaborate. Encounters with like – minded individuals has fertilised a seed bed of start-ups. The economic, flexible workspaces and business support have transformed the traditional rented office business model

Co-worker space in Old Granada Studios for Allied London Estates & OBI Property by Select Interiors Ltd Manchester

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Coworker space in Leeds with Café designed and fitted out by Select Interiors Manchester design & fit out company for the uber cool independent coffee chain Caffeine & Co, Allied London Estates & Icon Project Management Ltd

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Unlike traditional offices, co-working spaces consist of members who work for a range of different companies, ventures, and projects. Because there is little direct competition or internal politics, they don’t feel they have to put on a work persona to fit in. In this new working culture, it is the norm to help each other, the variety of workers in these space means that coworkers have unique skill sets that they can provide to other community members. Connections as well as economy are reasons why people pay to work in a communal space, as opposed to working from home or renting a nondescript office

Some of the projects above will be the subject of further blogs, please follow the link to view another fit out just completed in The Hive /portfolio/office-interiors/rapport/

Select Interiors Directors Martha & Carl were invited to do a talk and presentation for Manchester Metrolink & operators RatpDev on office design for an extension on an 8 year programme of office & station refurbishments. http://goo.gl/29QpmY Friday’s blog will be about the presentation and will continue the theme from a recent blog about ‘people-centric’ design for offices & workspaces

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The team at Select Interiors would like to thank all the clients above for their valued enquiries and business and would like to thank you for taking the time to read our blog

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