The Collective raises the bar in Canary Wharf
By Sasha Wood, published 1/11/19
Co-living specialist The Collective has opened a 705-room property in Canary Wharf offering flexible stays from one night up to a year.
Spanning 21 storeys, the Collective Canary Wharf is the world’s largest co-living building.
Guests have access to a full range of amenities regardless of the length of stay, including high-rise restaurant Mthr and an adjacent swimming pool and spa situated on the 20th floor.
The building features design-led communal spaces including a fully-equipped MasterChef-style communal kitchen and dining area. There’s also a library, co-working spaces and private conference rooms.
The building’s basement acts as the social hub, with a bar, surround-sound cinema, private viewing room, virtual reality golf simulator and gaming room, all of which are bookable through The Collective’s mobile app.
Guests can meet and mingle with their neighbours through The Collective’s curated events programme that includes chef-run supper clubs, coding classes, artistic workshops, wellness sessions and live music.
Offering a range of bedroom sizes, starting from £80 per night or £330 per week, every room incorporates its own kitchenette and en-suite bathroom, with rates entirely inclusive of Wi-Fi, professional cleaning and linen change.
The launch is the first step in the company’s global expansion plans that includes 1215 Fulton Street in New York and The Collective Paper Factory in Long Island City, slated to open this month.
The Collective’s CEO, Reza Merchant, says: “We’re very excited to bring co-living to Canary Wharf. With members able to stay for a night, a week or a year, more people than ever are now able to experience and join our expanding community.”