Size and privacy vital in co-living unit design, says leading developer

Martlet Property Group says proposed guidelines will result in singles apartments that are unsuitable and too costly

25th February, 2018
Patrick Crean of the Marlet Property Group wants apartment guidelines to be amended. Feargal Ward

Marlet said co-living units differed from the shared accommodation designs the government has proposed, which it described as being akin to “student accommodation for adults”.

“Many adults dislike shared accommodation in houses or apartments,” the developer said. “They do not want to have to interact with people whom they have no choice but to live with. Collective living allows adults to have control over their own space and who they choose to interact...

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