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 firstname.lastname@example.org and if the planning website is working, you can use this hyperlink to view the application.