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About Wellstudio Coliving 

Wellstudio Coliving is an innovative London based architecture practice specialising in the design of wellbeing-oriented coliving spaces across a range of scales, client types, and urban locations. Our research-based design approach underpins our creation of eudaemonic community spaces which foster human connection, support mental and physical wellbeing, and use biophilic design principles to connect residents to natural elements. 


We are proud to partner with the industry

wide global consultancy                                                    on our projects. 


Wellstudio founder and director, Tom Manwell, also holds the position of Head of Spatial Design at our partner organisation, ‘Conscious Coliving’, a global coliving consultancy whose foundational ethos is outlined in The Coliving Manifesto. Our shared knowledge base, known as ‘The Coliving Library’, is a compilation of best practice examples of coliving projects around the world. We collaborate on a joint research program which is informed by eminent industry experts, aimed at creating coliving spaces which realise their truest potential.

On each project we work closely with our clients to create a bespoke brief, which aims to fulfil the requirements of our clients, stakeholders, the local community, and its residents. We lead on the design, planning, and construction phases to deliver a built product which satisfies building requirements and falls within budget. We benefit from 10 years of experience navigating the U.K. planning system and have an understanding of the complexities and restraints which face coliving developments as an asset class.  We work closely with a range of reputable consultants, from structural engineers, construction cost experts, environmental specialists to properly vetted and accredited contractors, enabling us to being their expertise to bear with the view of delivering great project outcomes.

Wellstudio Coliving Team


Tom Manwell

Founder & Director

BSc, DipArch, ARB, RIBA

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Negin Hanjani

Architectural  Assistant

BA, MA, MSc 

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Selen Akalin

Architectural  Assistant


Tom Manwell is a qualified Architect, a member of RIBA and ARB, with a decade of experience running his London-based practice. He is passionate about designing homes and shared living spaces which support mental and physical wellbeing, facilitate community, and are constructed and operated sustainably. He is also the co-founder of Conscious Coliving, a global coliving consultancy and a WELL building standard accredited professional. Over the last 11 years, his award-winning studio has designed and overseen the construction of numerous living projects in The UK and abroad.

Over a period of 5 years Negin has gained experience in architecture as a freelancer. She has worked for a variety of companies  designing small to medium size residential and commercial buildings. 

Negin is interested in integrating health into architecture and the built environment. Her specialist area of  focus is minimising energy consumption and the carbon footprint of residential buildings. 

Negin graduated from IKIU in 2015 with a high distinction. She also graduated with a distinction in Architecture & Environmental design from the University of Westminster  in 2019.

Selen is a part one architectural assistant who graduated from University of The West of England with a first class honours in Architecture. During her studies she explored the relationship between sustainable regeneration, authenticity and 
community driven design.


She is especially interested in creating meaningful spaces that are closely linked to the cultural context around them and creatively respond to the needs of the local community.

Selen is passionate about sustainable materials and low carbon design.

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 WELL Accredited Professionals 

We are WELL Accredited Professionals & qualified to work to the WELL Building Standard, a globally recognised standard for creating buildings which support human health & wellness.

Underpinning our specialism in wellbeing is our knowledge and understanding of the internationally recognised WELL Building Standard which we use to inform our designs. The WELL Building Standard creates a framework for the design and operation of buildings to improve nutrition, fitness, mood, sleep patterns, and the performance of its occupants; in summary, enabling the residents of our buildings to thrive.

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