Design concept: Whitworth Locke, Manchester

by | 03 Dec 2021 | Design

Whitworth Locke (imagery: © Nicholas Worley)

For our latest TOPHOTELDESIGN exclusive, we look at a stylish 160-studio aparthotel in northern England, which was created to satisfy the needs of contemporary travellers.

This creative scheme successfully marries old and new to spectacular effect.

Heritage and modern design

Whitworth Locke, which opened in 2018, showcases the architectural and interior design of Grzywinski+Pons. It spans no fewer than three cotton export mills, including one in the Scottish baronial style that’s grade II-listed and dates back to 1880.

This 160-studio aparthotel is centred around an impressive glass atrium. Among the property’s many highlights are a restaurant, a third-wave coffeehouse, a crossfit gym, a cocktail bar, a florist, a coworking lounge and multiple meeting spaces.

Space to work, rest and socialise

The interiors throughout pair a blush colour palette with opulent textiles. Shades of sage, taupe, apricot and terracotta are complemented with dark tones to create a luxurious aesthetic.

The property’s studios are all designed for space and comfort, with the aim of making each space feel like an aspirational second home, complete with bespoke bathrooms and fully fitted kitchens.

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

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