Close to the River Thames in Bermondsey, The Italian Building has been consciously created to strengthen communities and boost well-being from the inside out. We’ve sustainably re-purposed this classic Edwardian building with architects Stiff and Trevillion and interior designers Studio Clement, to provide private studios with everything you need and a spacious living room for the whole house to share. Alongside our monthly programme of events, we’ve designed a daily holistic wellbeing programme to nurture housemates inside and out.
28 studios, one community.
Extra height self-contained studio with mezzanine platform bed, kitchenette and Smeg appliances, en suite with waterfall shower and luxury Hypnos mattress and bedding. Natural and sustainable fixtures and fittings throughout including linen bed frame, seagrass wardrobes and reclaimed joinery by Goldfinger Factory.
Self-contained studio with kitchenette and Smeg appliances, en suite with waterfall shower, divan storage bed and luxury Hypnos mattress and bedding. Natural and sustainable fixtures and fittings throughout including linen bed frame, seagrass wardrobes and reclaimed joinery by Goldfinger Factory.
Bermondsey was recently voted as the best place to live in London by The Sunday Times. Spend a little time here and it is easy to see why.Located on Dockhead, Mason & Fifth’s Italian Building takes advantage of Bermondsey’s excellent transport links. It’s a mere 20-minute walk into the city and 35-minute walk to the South Bank. On the Jubilee Line it is just 15 minutes to Canary Wharf and 25 minutes to Bond Street. Although if you don’t want to travel, you really don’t have to, it’s all on your doorstep.
George Bernard Shaw once said, “There is no sincerer love than the love of food.” Well, in Bermondsey, the love on offer is abundant. Top-notch restaurants line the area’s main artery, Bermondsey Street.
In the picturesque foodie heaven of Maltby Street Market and the artisanal joy of Spa Terminus, producers housed in reconditioned railway arches keep alive Bermondsey’s strong food heritage. And it doesn’t stop there, the vibrant Old Kent Road has some excellent offerings from all around the globe.
There’s the ever-popular White Cube as well as the brilliant CGP London which sits beautifully in the middle of Southwark Park alongside the Drawing Room Gallery. The Fashion and Textile Museum has an ever-changing roster that keeps things fresh.
The arrival of Bridge Theatre, a forward-thinking venue, has helped Bermondsey become a major hub for performance art. Screen lovers can enjoy Kino, a small, welcoming independent cinema. Given how close the Tate Modern and the South Bank are, you are never short of options.
Co-living is about bringing back a sense of community and connection to life in busy cities, by rethinking how we occupy the spaces we live in and providing shared spaces amidst private studios.
At The Italian Building, we offer an initial 3 month contract; from this point it’s monthly rolling contract.
Weekly housekeeping with fresh towels and bedding; on site house manager; access to fitness classes with the option to book private sessions; talking circle and meditation; opt in for house meals and fridge filling at a low additional cost.
The Italian Building is a home for 28 people, with a large shared living room, kitchen, courtyard and laundry and fully equipped private studios for when you want time to yourself.
There are two yoga or pilates sessions a week downstairs at the house, as well as two group PT classes just five minutes walk away.
Any pets need to be vetted (lol) by our house manager.