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Colin Shenton (left) and Jackson Torchia

PODCAST | The co-living story so far

Manchester-based co-living provider Oppidan Life gives an insight into the emerging sector, the factors driving its growth, and where it is headed next, on this Place North West podcast. 

Colin Shenton, chief executive of the Shenton Group, and Jackson Torchia, house manager at Oppidan Life, joined reporter Dan Whelan to discuss the sector and how the company plans to capitalise on the growing appetite for the co-living lifestyle in the coming years.  

Questions asked in this episode: 

  • What is co-living and where did it originate? 
  • What type of person does co-living attract? 
  • What are some of the common misconceptions around co-living? 
  • What does the future hold for this emerging sector? 

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