Aparthotel brand Locke has opened ‘Buckle Street Studios by Locke’ in Aldgate – its eleventh property, and fifth location for the brand in London.
Spread over 13 storeys, Buckle Street Studios comprises 103 contemporary studio apartments, a concept store, co-working area, ‘Shaman’ coffee shop and meeting room.
The new addition to the Locke portfolio breaks with brand convention, with a hybrid room mix that includes 87 compact apartments featuring kitchens and living areas, as well as 16 new hotel-style rooms.
Buckle Street Studios will be the first Locke to feature a concept store and dedicated Makerspace.
Eric Jafari, chief development officer and creative director, Locke, said: “Buckle Street Studios is the cherry on top of an exceptionally busy year of new openings across Europe for Locke.
“The project is another masterstroke in design by Grzywinski+Pons, and an example of how hotels as spaces are evolving to become increasingly hybrid and versatile. The concept store and Makers Space is a particularly exciting project for us, and we hope that it will enable guests and locals to discover some of the most talented emerging creatives in the UK.”