Locke Hotels to increase footprint in London

Lifestyle brand Locke Hotels has confirmed plans to launch a new development in the heart of London’s Tower Bridge in early summer 2020, following the completion of a lease agreement with Acorn Property Group and Galliard Homes.

The sale of the lease at Tower Bridge Road will allow Locke to begin work on Bermonds Locke – the development of a 142-key aparthotel comprising 99 studios and 43 one-bedroom apartments.  The design-led property will also host all-day dining with outdoor seating, a coffee shop, cocktail bar, co-working facilities, two meeting rooms and a gym. The scheme will be accessible from Bermondsey Street to the west, Tanner St Park to the north and Tower Bridge Road to the east.

The Bermonds Locke development further establishes Locke’s investment in the city of London, and is expected to follow the opening of Locke at Broken Wharf in spring 2020.

Following the sale to Brookfield Investments in 2018, and the appointment of CEO Stephen McCall and Chief Commercial Officer, Nick Barton, Locke’s growth plans include 12 openings across London, Dublin, Cambridge, Berlin and Lisbon – all set to open by 2022. Leman Locke, in London’s Aldgate, was the brand’s first property and has since been followed by the launches of Eden Locke in Edinburgh and Whitworth Locke in Manchester.

“We’re embarking on an exciting and ambitious phase for the Locke brand,” says McCall. “London is where our brand originated and is a city that shares many of the same characteristics as Locke – vibrant, connected and socially immersive.  Following the success of our very first opening – Leman Locke – we’re committed to continuing to invest in London and the communities within the areas we reside.

“The Tower Bridge Road development marks a key milestone in increasing our presence in the capital city. Bermonds Locke will bring a unique notion of luxury aparthotel living to the area, and will offer an inspired space for the thriving entrepreneurial creative and tech communities in this iconic part of the city.”