A teenager’s dream of a bedroom with a big bed has been made reality.
The home-grown, £5.5 million project was designed by British architects Wigley, who have been working on it for three years.
The result is the ‘bedroom for the future’ with a full bathroom, double bed, a wardrobe and a shower.
The building is being built on a site in north London, and the £1.8 million is financed by private donations.
‘We have had a lot of interest in it and we are in the process of getting it funded,’ says Sarah, who will share the home with her boyfriend Alex.
‘It is quite an ambitious project, but we think it is going to be quite good.
‘There are lots of benefits to the people who live there, because they will have the bedroom they want.’
Sarah, 16, and Alex, 15, both study art at a local school and plan to stay in the home for a year to finish their education.
‘I’m really excited,’ says Alex.’
I can’t wait to sleep there.
It’s really good.
We are getting used to it, and I am enjoying it a lot.
‘The main thing is that we are going to get to sleep in the same room as everyone else.’
The project, which will cost £5 million, is part of a wider regeneration project being carried out across the capital, including a new bridge and a new school.