Design-focused serviced apartment brand Locke has opened its third London property, located in Bermondsey around a mile from London Bridge station.
Bermonds Locke features 143 studio apartments, all with kitchens and living space, as well as a fitness centre, co-working space, and Shaman coffee shop.
The property is also home to the new Dairy Bermondsey restaurant by Irish chef Robin Gill, which has moved from its previous home in Clapham.
Aside from coffee Shaman also offer grab and go items, as well as wine, cocktails and pre-packed ‘recipe boxes’ allowing guests to prepare meals in their apartments.
Bermonds Locke has worked with London-based interiors architecture studio Holloway Li to create “a living experience out of re-purposed construction materials in both the public areas and private apartments”.
According to the press release “Concrete testing cubes destined for landfill find new purpose serving as a plinth for a six-metre long terrazzo tables in the ground floor workspaces; whilst in the rooms bespoke bed frames woven out of blackened rebar are accented with linen canopies to infuse old ideas of the concrete jungle with a new sense of sanctuary”.
The Locke brand was launched in 2016, and is named after 17th century English philosopher and physician John Locke. Bermonds Locke joins existing London properties Leman Locke in Aldgate, and Locke at Broken Wharf close to the Millennium Bridge. A fourth property is also set to open in Dalston later this year.
Owner the Edyn Group recently announced plans for expansion of the Locke brand into Europe, with forthcoming locations in Dublin, Berlin, Lisbon, Munich and Copenhagen.
Commenting on the opening Stephen McCall, CEO of Edyn, said:
“We are delighted to open our third property in London with Bermonds Locke. Locke aims to liberate guests from the confines of a typical hotel room by creating beautiful apartments that are designed to be lived in.
“The type of guest we’re accommodating wants to explore life as a local, and so the Bermondsey neighbourhood has played a significant role in defining the aesthetic, partners and programming.”