UK: RE Capital has secured planning consent from Camden Council for a lifestyle hotel on Bayham Street designed by Dexter Moren Associates (DMA).
The original hotel scheme, which has already been consented, will be redesigned by DMA to create an additional 12 rooms (70 in total). The project also provides around 5,800 square feet of co-working space, a reconfigured reception area, and a speakeasy bar at ground floor level.
To reflect the new internal layouts, the façade of the building has also been revised.
The hotel is located next to RE Capital’s residential project, where a 38 apartment complex was completed in December 2019. Close by is the KOKO Theatre, an international live music venue, which is due to reopen in March this year.
Paul Wells, partner at DMA, said: “DMA’s experience in hotel design and understanding of the regulations has enabled this building to be redesigned to both optimise space and guest experience. Once completed, the scheme, taken forward by DMA’s architecture and interior design teams, will exemplify a high level of design throughout. The hotel will contain a reception and café, bar, private dining spaces and shared workspace alongside 70 guestrooms and a dedicated floor of suites.”
Newman Leech, CEO of RE Capital, said: “Securing planning consent for an additional twelve rooms as well as the enhancements to the internal layout is a brilliant outcome. We are very excited to have commenced enabling works and look forward to celebrating the opening of the hotel in 2024. This is an exciting and timely project that complements our existing residential asset and coincides with the re-opening of KOKO, one of London’s top live music venues, in spring 2022.”
RE Capital is a privately owned, Pan-European property investment, asset and development management business. The company has transacted on 30 projects across the UK, Switzerland, Portugal and Germany, representing a market value of circa €1 billion.