Here is an architect’s drawing of the upscale hotel proposed for the waste-ground car park at 25-27 Dalston Lane, opposite the Wholsum health-food snackery.
The plan, for site owner Landview Homes Ltd, envisages 70 rooms, all appointed to a high standard. The window sizes shown in the planning application suggest that the project does not rate the view highly.
A hotel operator is being sought.
The project’s V. Mittal, a doctor-turned-developer, told Loving Dalston that he had gone to great lengths to find materials that fitted the prevailing local architecture, in particular dormer windows that met modern standards yet had a Victorian style.
He has similar aims for the retail premises below, a contrast to the shabbiness of the last few decades.
Dr Mittal said that if circumstances suggested it, he would consider hotel-style tenancies.