Luxury inn for Dalston Lane

First a boutique hotel in a rundown street, now a plan for 4-star accommodation.

Secrecy surrounds a 70-room hotel planned for Dalston Lane. It will be the street’s second new hotel.

A former post office is being renovated as a boutique hotel to open on Valentine’s Day, 14 Feb 2011; now a developer has applied to build a 70-room hotel at 25-27 Dalston Lane, next to the bus stop opposite the Barratt Homes development.

Hackney council refuses to talk about the new hotel officially, saying only “Details of the application are available on the [planning] website (application ref: 2010/3080).”

The application is to build the 70 overnight rooms, as well as six flats on the roof and a communal roof garden for residents.

Using off-the-record sources in the council and elsewhere, Loving Dalston has learnt that the hotel will be four-star and that the site was bough at auction in late 2001 for £1.2 million, £100,000 more than the guide price.A Hoxton architectural firm, Stephen Davy Peter Smith, produced initially a design for offices, a gymnasium and 14 flats before drawing up the hotel plan.The site is owned by a firm calledLandview, which gives its address as 513 Kingsland Road, London E8 4AR. A letterbox carrying the firm’s name is slotted between two buildings at no 513.
Developers believe that the imminence of the Olympic Games has added hotelier appeal to the area near Dalston Kingsland station because of its rail link with Stratford.

* Anyone can comment — they do not have to live near by or even in London. Citing the application number 2010/3080, write to and if the planning website is working, you can use this hyperlink to view the application.

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4 thoughts on “Luxury inn for Dalston Lane

  1. I’m sure there was a picture of the hotel here a few days ago? It looks awful. No effort whatsoever just cheap and nasty.

  2. Dear Stephen Davy Peter Smith what inspired you? This is not a building of compliment to Dalston Lane. Instead it spreads the gore of Kingsland Road’s commercial frontage by blocking right up to the road with multicoloured bricks and glass. Did you not consider incorporating the aesthetic of Dalston as a whole something from bricks the colour of the old buildings, the 70s estates, some wood some green, it’s not like there’s a lack of options or stimulus. Concrete would be more inkeeping, more natural, more urban. What inspired you 90s library or a Travel Inn.

    Hackney Planning Department – demand more! People are desperate to get land and develop it, make them work harder and design better.

  3. The Dalston I know and love is dissapearing before my eyes. It is morphing into a souless just another part of London full of rich young things spending their parents money. I believe London will resemble apartheid South Africa in the future with all the working down troden people living out of the city in slums sorry suburb towns and shipped in everyday on overcrowed trains and buses to do the unerpaid but necessary jobs. Only the rich will live in the class cleansed inner city of warehouse conversions and farmers markets and eventually pass laws will be introduced preventing the workers from spoiling the streets once the working day is finished. Mark my words

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