The Common House

The Common House is a community facility situated on the ground floor of Chatto Mansions. 

It is in two parts.  The main area is a large room [approx. 10 metres square] opening out into a conservatory leading to an outdoor patio.  It is equipped with sofas, easy chairs and some low tables.  Stackable chairs and folding trestle tables are also available.  There is a small kitchen area with appliances, cutlery and crockery.

The facility is run on a commercial basis by AnchorHanover with preferential hire rates for Woodside Square residents,

The second part is a separate furnished guest suite, with en-suite shower, tea and coffee-making facilities and a fridge.  This can accommodate up to four people in a double bed and double sofa-bed and is available for hire by all Woodside Square residents.

Hiring the Common House

The Common House can be hired by both residents and non-residents for:

  • Meetings
  • Small group events
  • Classes for adults or children
  • Children’s parties
  • Social events for adults

Up-to-date details of hire rates, availability and any restrictions on numbers, timing and activities can be obtained from the concierge at

The Common House was originally part of the Co-housing initiative [see description at the end of the History of the Site] designed to provide a communal space for shared activities, meals and relaxation.  This is a key feature of such developments.