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About Wellstudio Coliving 

We are a practice  based in Elephant & Castle, London, who create architecture with wellbeing at its heart. We create spaces which are light, airy, peaceful and comfortable to be in with an emphasis on nature and human connection.

With each project, regardless of size, we work closely with you to develop a well defined brief.

We then lead you by the hand through the design, planning and construction processes to deliver a high-quality product which meets your needs. We have a good knowledge of London’s local planning authorities and a very strong record of obtaining planning permission for our clients.

Our approach works for small and large projects alike - from designing & extending homes to creating spaces for family togetherness and developing larger scale coliving spaces which thrive.

We work closely with a range of consultants from structural engineers to  construction cost experts, from environmental specialists to tried and tested contractors, enabling us to bring their expertise to bear when delivering the best project outcomes for you.

Wellstudio Coliving 

Working closely with its partner Conscious Coliving, Wellstudio designs coliving projects on a larger scale which improve wellbeing and help communities thrive. See our latest coliving projects  on our website Wellstudio Coliving.


Wellstudio Charity Concert

We support Shelter, a charity which is working to combat the housing crisis and end homelessness in the U.K. Each year we host a charity concert which brings people together through music to raise money for Shelter. Last year over 100 people attended and we raised over £1400 .

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Wellstudio Team

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Tom Manwell

Founder & Director

BSc, DipArch, ARB, RIBA

Negin Hanjani

Architectural  Assistant

BA, MA, MSc 

Laiz Cogo

Architectural Assistant

BA, DipArch, CAUBR

Over a period of 10 years Tom has gained experience with a range of award winning practices. Working as a part 1 at Mecanoo, part 2 at Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands and Studio Egret West and Project Architect at Levitt Bernstein. He has gained a breadth of knowledge working on small, medium and large scale residential schemes in London, the U.K. & Europe. 

​Tom graduated from the Welsh School of Architecture at degree stage and obtained a high merit from the University of East London at Diploma. He became a fully qualified Architect in 2012 and has been director of Wellstudio for 7 years.

Tom is also a director of Conscious Coliving, an international consultancy helping operators and developers  create coliving that thrives.

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.

Laiz holds a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture & Urbanism from the Federal University of  Parana  in Brazil. She is a fully qualified Architect in Brazil registered with the CAU-BR professional body.

She has over 5 years of experience working across both the residential architecture and interior design sectors,  worked on the development of cycle mobility and Heritage projects at the Research and Urban Planning Council of Curitiba. 


She loves cycling, practising yoga, and exploring other wellbeing centred practices.


Laiz is passionate about sustainability & biophilic design. 

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