Folk (www.folkcoliving.com), a new co-living brand on a mission to disrupt the rental market, has announced the launch of its first site, The Palm House in Harrow. Using extensive in-market research, Folk’s co-living spaces have been created to erase the pain points of traditional renting and provide a better resident experience.
The Palm House has been thoughtfully designed around Folk’s key pillars of community and connection, providing shared spaces that encourage social interaction and the formation of new friendships and relationships. The brand will give its residents the opportunity to enjoy new experiences every day through a varied programme of events, ranging from morning yoga to evening hackathons.
Since the onset of Covid-19, demand has grown hugely for co-living spaces in cities, as people reassess what they want from their homes following months of isolation with limited social interaction, poor work from home environments, and little or no outdoor space. Co-living spaces have become increasingly attractive as a cost-effective way for people to live, work and socialise in one building, particularly in the capital where rents jumped by over 10% in the last year alone.
Folk at The Palm House, which offers four sizes of Studio apartment starting from £1,198 p/m with all utilities, council tax, events, access to shared spaces and services included, opened in February 2022. The site is located in Harrow, which provides rapid train connections into London Euston in as little as 12 minutes.
Built across eight floors, The Palm House has 222 beautifully-designed private studios and a collection of impressive shared spaces. All bills come in one simple package, paid via a single monthly payment. Folk has a 24/7 on-site team to provide support to residents, including a dedicated Community Manager to help people settle in and connect with others. The Palm House offers a variety of shared spaces, all thoughtfully designed, including a MasterChef-style community kitchen, screening room, gym, playroom and two huge roof terraces with views of London. There’s also The Palm House’s on-site restaurant, Mule – café and eatery by day and cocktail bar by night.
The Palm House also has a 4,000 square foot co-working space available for use by both residents and the local Harrow community. Light, airy and filled with greenery, the space offers 70 desks with super-fast WiFi, break out spaces and quiet meeting rooms. With many people now working from home more regularly, Folk’s dedicated co-working space gives residents a different environment to work in that’s not their bedroom. A convenient change of scenery, the space enables residents to draw a line between their private studio and where they work, something many people in flatshares aren’t able to do.
The Palm House is powered on 100% renewable energy and Folk donates 1% of the net operating profit of the building back to local charities and community organisations. Alongside its donations, Folk will provide local groups with access to the co-working and events spaces at The Palm House and will actively encourage residents to get involved in volunteering opportunities in the local community.
Palm is an award-winning PR agency with a team of experts in Food & Drink and Hospitality and Travel, Social Media and Digital Advertising. Palm has delivered an impactful PR campaign for Folk to promote the launch of its first site, The Palm House in Harrow and to help them disrupt the rental market in London.
- Metro – https://metro.co.uk/2022/03/08/why-you-should-consider-a-move-to-well-connected-harrow-london-16234441/
- Independent – https://inews.co.uk/inews-lifestyle/money/it-is-affordable-why-co-living-is-growing-in-popularity-as-renters-take-advantage-of-bills-included-flats-1512390