Kingsland Locke

For the design of Dalston Locke we took inspiration from nearby Ridley Road Market to help ground the hotel within the local community. The market stalls and vibrant colours found in the market were reflected into much of the interior spaces and were used to honour the west coast warmth of the brand. The hallways boast vibrant peachy pinks against rough raw renders, whilst joinery pieces such as the reception desk and waiter stations mimic the vernacular of the market stalls by using metal framing against a melange of colourful tiling.

Heavy planting was incorporated into the entrance landing to mimic that of a florist whilst a large bar was situated on the ground floor to encourage guests to drink and dine around one focal destination.

Local brewers Kraft further celebrate this grounding by inhabiting the bar and providing a rich variety of beers. By housing the brewing tanks within the bar itself it allows the bartenders to serve beer directly from tank to pint – a process which is unique to Kraft. A custom brewery space is housed in the lower ground floor which allows Kraft to brew this beer variety onsite. Clear glazing around the brewery allows customers and guests alike to see the process of brewing taking place.

The lower ground floor also has a large atrium space which is naturally lit. An array of lush planting is suspended within this space to create a relaxing ambience by day. By night a DJ booth and communal tables provide a backdrop for revelry which is further encouraged by two party rooms which open directly into this space.

Within the rooms a more muted approach was taken using raw textures and subtle tones to encourage rest and relaxation. Given the average room sizes being a little smaller than usual space saving methods were adopted to maximise a sense of openness. This was achieved by combining kitchen with storage joinery and banquette seating with bed head headboards. The result is an array of peaceful apartments with sufficient space for cooking, dining and resting.

Photographs by Edmund Dabney


Client – Locke Living

Interior Design – Red Deer

Architect – Barton Wilmore

Main Contractor – HG Construction

F&B Contractor – Latitude45

Project Management – TowerEight Ltd

MEP – Applied Energy

Structural Engineer – Manhire Associates

Furniture Manufacture – Ozo Living

Furniture Manufacture – Richcraft

Furniture Procurement – Benjamin West

Planting – Urban Planters

Catering – CBP

Lighting Consultant – Nulty

3D Visuals – Different Pictures

Art Curation – Access Art

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