Dandi and its partner Dukelease today announced the opening of their flagship co-living scheme in Wembley, unveiling 355 innovatively designed apartments and two floors of elegant amenity space. Homes are now available to let, with prices starting from £1,260 pcm.
Developer Dandi is redefining co-living by delivering an elevated new standard of rental design reminiscent of a luxury hotel. The design-led scheme offers adaptable studio and 1-bedroom apartments with innovative space management solutions that cleverly allow each home to be configured into five different modalities throughout the day: sleep, exercise, work, eat and play. Complete with beautiful amenity spaces and access to a curated cultural and social events programme, Dandi Wembley allows residents to enjoy vibrant community living in the heart of one of London’s most creative neighbourhoods.
Innovative design-led apartments
Dandi Wembley has transformed a former office building into unique apartments starting at 255 square feet, expertly designed to maximise every centimetre of space. From floating beds and modular sofas to pull-out breakfast bars and concealed kitchen cabinets, the apartments are ingeniously designed to evolve around the resident, making cutting edge design more widely accessible. Each impeccable 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. Seamlessly designed in both form and function, the bespoke furniture is created by Dandi’s in-house design team and manufactured at the vertically integrated Dandi facilities in West London. The pieces allow the apartments’ function to adapt to optimise space without compromising style.
Ali Reza Ravanshad, Founder of Dandi, comments: “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. Ultimately we want to reimagine city living.”
Beyond the apartments, Dandi Wembley’s two light-filled penthouse floors offer intricately designed amenity spaces with floor-to-ceiling windows and enviable 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.
Located on the 16th floor of Dandi Wembley is Dariana Café, a café and bar that’s freely open for membership, to all. The informal yet sophisticated restaurant features a seasonal menu offering international comfort food blended with Persian flavours. Non-residents can apply for free membership, enjoying full access to the intimate space which features fully grown evergreen trees and the calming sounds of a fountain under a retractable glass rooftop, flooding the room with natural light. A stone’s throw away is Dariana Lounge Bar, a private rooftop haven offering a tranquil setting to unwind, complete with a self-service drinks station and in-house mixologist for residents, co-working members, and their guests.
Situated a floor below is Dandi Works, a contemporary co-working space carefully designed with stimulating study and meeting areas, available through flexible membership passes starting from £125 a month. Across the hallway, the Dandi Meets events space accommodates social gatherings for up to 140 people. Available for private hire or for use by residents and co-working members, this multifunctional space can be cleverly partitioned to be utilised in a multitude of ways. The spaces include a wellness studio, meeting rooms, private dining room, games room, BBQ garden terrace, micro-theatre, and cinema.
Engendering a real sense of community, Dandi Wembley’s curated cultural and social events calendar offers residents and members alike priority access to a carefully chosen programme of well-being and personal growth activities, from supper clubs to micro-theatre performances, mental health sessions and live music sets.
Located above Wembley Park’s London Designer Outlet, Dandi Wembley is situated in one of London’s most creative quarters, with a long-established musical, sporting and arts scene. Well connected with the nearest tube stations so the capital’s centre can be reached in under 15 minutes, Dandi Wembley residents have direct access to an influential cultural neighbourhood whilst only a short distance from the additional commercial and culinary offerings, museums, galleries and shopping that central London has to offer.
The future of co-living
Dandi Wembley is the flagship of Dandi’s co-living schemes launched in London and embodies the company’s goal of developing institutional scale build-to-rent assets, underpinned by a philosophy that is principled, ambitious, long term and sustainable. Dandi currently has 1,673 units with a GDV of £520 million, and over time intends to develop 15,000 units in London to create a £5bn portfolio.
Richard Leslie, CEO of Dukelease Properties comments: “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.”