The development of the 160-unit lifestyle aparthotel is underway, which will offer 24sqm studios and one-bedroom suites.
Located on the corner of Princess Street and Whitworth Street, overlooking Rochdale Canal, Whitworth Locke fuses the comfort and autonomy of designer residential living with the character, service and amenities of a lifestyle hotel.
Once a cotton mill comprised of three buildings, the space is being transformed by acclaimed New York architects / designers Grzywinski + Pons. The finished development will celebrate the glorious past of industrial Manchester whilst embracing its dynamic and vibrant future.
Awarded the Serviced Apartment Industry Breakthrough & Innovation Award by ASAP and recognized by the Guardian as one of the top 10 design hotels globally, Whitworth Locke will be a significant evolution of its two predecessors.
“We believe that travellers are willing to compromise on a short stay but not necessarily for longer trips. They want an aspirational second home, and a home is so much more than a place to rest your head. We believe that everyone’s home is defined by a combination of their community and daily habits.” Says Eric Jafari, Locke’s Co-Founder and Creative Director.
The team has taken measures to include coworking space, a CrossFit Gym, a cocktail bar, healthy all-day dining, apparel kiosk and a partnership with local Foundation Coffee (www.foundationcoffeehouse.co.uk) to oversee the ecosystem’s coffee and cultural programme (i.e. yoga, live music, movie nights, etc.).
“It is critical that each Locke is rooted in its locality and we couldn’t think of a better partner than Foundation to ensure that Whitworth delivers on this promise.”
Finally, all amenities are linked together by a glass Atrium which is being redesigned into a lush urban greenhouse.
Whitworth Locke follows the brand’s successful opening of Eden Locke in Edinburgh in 2017 and East London’s Leman Locke which opened in October 2016.