The UK has found a new solution for housing international students in Bristol. This new way of living is called ‘co-living’. Soon this city will be able to reside hundreds of International students. This model has been practised before in the United States of America and arrived in London soon after the Covid pandemic.
Development Plans Under Process
The City Hall officials have announced two major developments. One of the changes is on the site of the current NCP car park in Rupert Street. The corporation will take down the car park in the coming months. It will construct a series of tower blocks along with a new multi-storey car park in its place.
The second plan is to build the student housing. One building will house 328 international students. In the other building, 249 people will live in a building up to 20 storeys high. The Bristol City Council have the plans, approval and a final decision are still pending.
What is Co-living?
For those who do not know, ‘co-living’ is a new way of living. It is a kind of cross between a shared flat, a one-bedroom flat and a student residence.
The places serve as safe and diverse shared housing options. The sites serve as safe and diverse shared housing options. The spaces are for young adults who work in the cities.
It also provides a range of opportunities such as moving to a new country without having the stress of furniture. Also, a co-living space has many benefits, it is affordable, convenient, comes with built-in community and at the same time offers flexibility.
However, the main problem with ‘co-living’ is that people have to live in smaller and smaller spaces. A typical living area, the only private space available to residents of a ‘co-living’ block, is only about 20 square metres.
This will be a huge opportunity for all students who are planning to go and study abroad in the UK. For more exciting news updates, make sure you contact Leverage Edu.