An exciting opportunity to move into an urban cohousing project in Stoke Newington, which is evolving to accommodate new members
The Nevill is a former pub which was converted into a 9-bedroom communal house in 1991. It hosts a small community of various ages and backgrounds, and has lots of communal spaces.
We’ve discussed how the group could evolve into a more sustainable structure, which would allow the restoration of the building, and to welcome more co-inhabitants. They aim to live in a close community sharing values of mutual care, sustainable living, respect and participation.
There is planning permission for the rebuilding of the roof, including an extension, and they are working on a second planning application to create 5 independent flats and extensive shared spaces:
- two 1 bedroom flats on the ground floor aimed at older people, each including a private outdoor space,
- two 3 bedroom flats on the 1st and 2nd floors (including private outdoor space), and
- one 1 bedroom flat on the 3rd floor.
- on the ground floor, a communal entrance gives access to shared outdoor space including bike storage, and a flexible shared communal space including a kitchen.
- in the basement, some storage, a shared workshop and a potential shared guest room.
The building is owned freehold by the group, and the future cohousing structure is currently being evaluated by solicitors.
The group are currently looking for people interested in joining this new phase of community living, and purchasing two of the flats (a 3 bed and a 1 bed on the upper floors).