Dandi Wembley co-living scheme opens

Dandi and its partner Dukelease announce the opening of its flagship co-living scheme in Wembley, with 355 apartments and two floors of amenity space.

Dandi Wembley, Dandi and Dukelease's flagship co-living scheme | BTR News
Dandi Wembley, Dandi and Dukelease's flagship co-living scheme.

Dandi and its partner Dukelease announce the opening of Dandi Wembley – its flagship co-living scheme with 355 apartments and two floors of amenity space. Prices start from £1,260 pcm, and the scheme is now fully let within 91 days of coming to market. Dandi Wembley is located above Wembley Park’s London Designer Outlet and the capital’s centre can be reached in under 15 minutes via public transport.

The flagship scheme represents the company’s goal to develop institutional scale Build to Rent assets. Dandi currently has 1,673 units with a GDV of £520m, and over time intends to develop 15,000 units in London to create a £5bn portfolio.

Developer Dandi aims to redefine co-living by delivering a new standard of rental design reminiscent of a luxury hotel. The Dandi Wembley co-living scheme offers studio and one-bedroom apartments with space management solutions that allow each home to be configured into five different modalities throughout the day: sleep, exercise, work, eat and play. The scheme also includes amenity spaces and access to a curated cultural and social events programme.

Dandi Wembley apartments start at 255 sq ft and are designed to maximise space. Each apartment comes complete with a floating bed, 50-inch smart TV, kitchenette with marble worktops and splashbacks, a bathroom with a rainfall shower, floor-to-ceiling storage, and air purifying systems. The furniture is created by Dandi’s in-house design team and manufactured at the Dandi facilities in West London.

“We are delighted to launch our flagship co-living scheme in Wembley after 17 years of continuous innovation and improvement while working on smaller London schemes. This process won’t stop here. Dandi is a family business, and we truly believe in creating homes that enrich people’s lives. This is why we challenge norms. We want to make better living spaces available to more people. Here at Dandi Wembley we have developed homes in which people can enjoy their own beautiful private spaces while being part of something bigger, a community that interacts in a range of elegant, shared spaces – what we call the theatre of life.

“Our vision isn’t only about what we create but how we create it. We have established our own supply chain and built our own factory in West London, which means we can maintain total control over quality and sustainability. From product design to manufacturing, construction to management, we want to do things the right way. We want to reimagine city living.”

Ali Reza Ravanshad, Founder, Dandi

Dandi Wembley’s two floors offer amenity spaces with floor-to-ceiling windows and panoramic views of the city. Curated by lifestyle director Samir Kerchiched, whose previous experience spans Momo, Sketch and W Hotel amongst others, the scheme’s communal spaces encompass Dariana Café and Lounge Bar, Dandi Works and Dandi Meets.

Lounge Bar at Dandi Wembley co-living scheme | BTR News
Lounge Bar at Dandi Wembley co-living scheme.

Located on the 16th floor of Dandi Wembley, Dariana Café is open for membership. Non-residents can apply for free membership for full access to the space, which features trees and a fountain under a retractable glass rooftop. Dariana Lounge Bar offers a self-service drinks station and in-house mixologist for residents, co-working members and their guests.

Dariana Café at Dandi Wembley, which is open for membership | BTR News
Dariana Café at Dandi Wembley, which is open for membership.

Dandi Works is a co-working space with study and meeting areas, available through flexible membership passes starting from £125 a month. The Dandi Meets events space accommodates social gatherings for up to 140 people, and is available for private hire or for use by residents and co-working members. The spaces also include a wellness studio, meeting rooms, private dining room, games room, BBQ garden terrace, micro-theatre and cinema.

Dandi Works co-working space | BTR News
Dandi Works co-working space.

Dandi Wembley’s cultural and social events calendar aims to offer residents and members access to a programme of wellbeing and personal growth activities, including supper clubs, micro-theatre performances, mental health sessions and live music.

“Co-living undoubtedly presents a unique opportunity to combat the housing affordability challenge that London is facing. Together with Dandi, we have placed huge importance on the quality of the finishes and functionality of the design to provide an enhanced way of living that is aspirational for our residents.”

Richard Leslie, CEO, Dukelease Properties