Folk Co-Living wins RIBA award for Folk Sunday Mills

Folk Co-Living wins a prestigious Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) award for its Folk Sunday Mills co-living scheme.

Folk Sunday Mills co-living development. Folk has won a RIBA award for the scheme. Image credit: Luke Hayes | BTR News
Folk Sunday Mills co-living development. Folk has won a RIBA award for the scheme. Image credit: Luke Hayes.

Folk Co-Living has taken home a prestigious RIBA award for its Folk Sunday Mills co-living scheme in Earlsfield. This new accolade adds to Folk’s growing list of awards recently won across their portfolio.

The RIBA awards has been celebrating outstanding work for over 180 years, with internationally regarded awards and prizes, recognising the best architecture, architects, research and students.

Designed by Assael Architecture, Folk Sunday Mills draws on the industrial history of the River Wandle to revive and open up the once dormant site. The scheme includes 315 co-living rooms and a thriving community hub for residents and the public.

Until the end of May, Folk Sunday Mills is also giving back to the community by offering a free month’s rent to residents who sign up for 12 months.

With three buildings across London, Folk’s mission is to set a new standard for renting. Unlike the average flat share, co-living with Folk aims to provide a host of extra benefits for residents – including a gym, cinema, co-working space membership, superfast Wi-Fi and council tax as part of the monthly rent.

The co-living schemes also help tackle the loneliness epidemic in London, with the properties designed with renters wants and needs in mind, and help connect people from all walks of life in diverse communities.