Design concept: Bermonds Locke, London

by | 23 Apr 2021 | Design, Design Concept

A September 2020-opened aparthotel, designed by a team that includes C+W O’Brien Architects and Holloway Li, is the focus of our latest TOPHOTELDESIGN exclusive.

A recent addition to one of London’s most exciting neighbourhoods, Bermonds Locke represents an interesting move for the lifestyle hospitality brand.

Home-meets-hotel

When Locke opened this property in Bermondsey last year, it revealed a new design direction for the home-meets-hotel concept. The brand’s third property in London, this site is home to 143 apartments, along with a destination restaurant, bar, co-working space and workout studio.

Conceived as spaces to be lived in, the hotel’s apartments comprise living as well as sleeping areas, plus laundry facilities and fully equipped kitchens. The accommodation is paired with vibrant public areas and site-specific cultural programming to provide guests with the benefits of a lifestyle hotel and the chance to experience the destination as a local might.

A homage to nature

The surrounding neighbourhood is also a defining element of the hotel’s aesthetic.

This hotel marked the brand’s first collaboration with interior architecture studio Holloway Li. Here, the studio has paid homage to nature in terms of aesthetic and eco-responsibility, with the use of repurposed construction materials in the apartments and public areas. Concrete testing cubes, for example, now make up a plinth for the six-metre terrazza tables in the co-working space.

Through using these materials, Holloway Li aims to highlight the way that a circular material economy can create a unique aesthetic and living experience.

The signature studios on the upper floors exhibit blue, grey and beige hues, while those on the lower floors feature lively pinks, altogether representing the gradient of a desert sunset. This colour palette responds to the narrative developed by Heather Tierney from Wanderlust in which Bermonds Locke draws on the ‘Southern California cool’ of Joshua Tree, the Mojave Desert and Abbot Kinney.

C+W O’Brien Architects worked on the scheme’s striking architecture.

For more info about this scheme, and to view an extensive gallery of hi-res images, check out Bermonds Locke’s project page on the TOPHOTELDESIGN website.

 

Related Articles

Accor to launch floating hotel in Dubai

Accor to launch floating hotel in Dubai

Image by Accor The hospitality group is adding Queen Elizabeth 2 to its portfolio as Dubai’s first and only floating hotel. The cruise ship will now undergo a renovation and upgrade before becoming a part of Accor’s MGallery Hotel Collection. A new partnership...

Design concept: Sequoia Lodge

Design concept: Sequoia Lodge

Images by © Aaron Citti 2019 In this collaboration with TOPHOTELDESIGN we look at the 2021-completed Sequoia Lodge in Crafers, Australia. David Frazer led the architectural design of this property and Georgie Shepherd Interior Design was behind the hotel’s interiors....

Design showcase: Top 5 designs with glass

Design showcase: Top 5 designs with glass

Our latest collaboration with TOPHOTELDESIGN places the focus on five exceptional hotel designs using glass. Inspiring properties from Ibiza to New York bring this translucent material to the fore in their appealing structures. Versatility and the refraction of light...

Radisson Collection enters Baltics with Tallinn opening

Radisson Collection enters Baltics with Tallinn opening

Radisson Hotel Group has debuted the Radisson Collection brand in the Baltics by launching Radisson Collection Hotel, Tallinn. This new property in Estonia’s capital city is the result of an extensive 25 million Euro renovation. Locally inspired design Radisson...

Orient Express to open second Italy hotel in Venice

Orient Express to open second Italy hotel in Venice

Imagery © Mao Yuqing via AlamyOrient Express has signed an agreement with Italian hospitality group Arsenale S.p.A to open a hotel at the Palazzo Donà Giovannelli. The architect and interior designer Aline Asmar d’Amman and her studio Culture in Architecture is to...

Design concept: Mandarin Oriental Ritz, Madrid

Design concept: Mandarin Oriental Ritz, Madrid

Our latest TOPHOTELDESIGN exclusive takes a look at the 2021 completed transformation of Mandarin Oriental Ritz, Madrid. Rafael de La-Hoz and Giles & Boissier led the architectural and interior design of this renovation project, with supplies from TUUCI, Apir srl...

Pin It on Pinterest