Intelligently designed private studios with everything you need to live well and a spacious living room for the whole home to use. 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.
The Italian Building
We’ve sustainably re-purposed this classic Edwardian building for the 21st century with architects Stiff and Trevillion and interior designers Studio Clement, working with social enterprise Goldfinger to make all of our joinery from up-cycled timber, sourcing vintage treasures alongside modern design classics and using natural, chemical-free and sustainably sourced materials wherever possible.
The Private Studios
Designed by Studio Clement, each self-contained studio is small but perfectly formed for moments of solitude or your own private party. Each fully furnished studio comes with a bespoke linen bed, a kitchenette equipped with Smeg appliances, a waterfall shower and organic toiletries by L:A Bruket in the spacious en-suite bathrooms, where the organic forms of the dappled glass doors let the light hit the crackle-glaze tiles. Luxury towels changed weekly complete the experience!
The Living Room
The heart of the home is our spacious and elegant shared living room, which has been designed to bring the whole house together. Slouchy sofas in natural materials complement the relaxed energy of the space; the polished concrete floor contrasts with vintage rugs, blending hard and soft. The room is completed with a state-of-the-art sound, a full-service kitchen that sits behind the bar area, and home-cinema system for movie nights, sports, presentations... or whatever else people have in mind!
We’re building homes that launch exciting, conscious communities and join up the holistic drivers of wellbeing to make life in the city more connected, more nourishing and ultimately more fun! From learning something new every week through guest-speakers and expert-led workshops to letting your hair down at the quarterly full-house parties with guest DJs where mates are welcome, the cultural programme is designed to give you more out of home life than a roof over your head.
The Shared Living Room
An elegant shared living room with home cinema system and state-of-the-art sound system, facing a sunny outdoor space with a kitchen garden where our residents can find the community larder and honesty bar, the laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer, and the dining room and back of house kitchen that acts as a workspace during the day.
Connect & Play
At The Italian Building we offer a holistic mind/body wellness programme, on-site house management, Monday catered breakfast; daily fruit, oats and toast, monthly events, classes and workshops, and monthly family dinners and quarterly house parties
The Italian Building is a transformational home that looks after the whole person; mind, body and soul. Alongside our monthly programme of events, workshops and dinners, we’ve designed a holistic wellness programme to nurture housemates inside and out and assembled a team to make it easy and enjoyable to be at your best, every day.
There is a range of activities and initiatives organised for the community based on a holistic approach. From 1:1 fitness inductions to discuss lifestyle and overall wellbeing, to curated events, workshop and house parties, our residents will enjoy a transformational journey that looks after the mind, body and soul.
With group fitness, cooking and circle chats to dip in and out of, our team are here to make living well at home come naturally. Alongside the weekly and monthly heartbeat of activity programmed, each well-expert is available to book for 1:1 sessions or point you in the right direction for more guidance.
Located on Dockhead, Mason & Fifth’s Italian Building takes advantage of Bermondsey’s excellent transport links, 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. The proximity to London Bridge station means not only is the Northern Line easily accessible, so are trains out of London to Kent, Surrey and Sussex.
Maltby Street Market
In the picturesque foodie heaven of Maltby Street Market and the artisanal joy of Spa Terminus where producers housed in reconditioned railway arches keep alive Bermondsey’s strong food heritage.
Old Kent Road
Top-notch restaurants line the area’s main artery, Bermondsey Street and it doesn’t stop there, the vibrant Old Kent Road has some excellent offerings from all around the globe. There’s a plethora of high-quality bars, although it is the atmospheric pubs - some of the oldest in London - such as The George championed by Shakespeare himself!
Today Bermondsey’s cultural side is thriving. There’s the popular White Cube as well as the brilliant CGP London which sits beautifully in the middle of Southwark Park alongside the super-cool Drawing Room Gallery.
Art & Entertainment
The Fashion and Textile Museum has an ever-changing roster that keeps things fresh. There is also The Scoop, an open-air performance space, and the Union Theatre, a feeder for West End hits. 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.