Dalston neighbours irate as ‘dominating’ Tesco site hotel gets the go-ahead

PUBLISHED: 17:24 28 February 2018 | UPDATED: 17:24 28 February 2018

Tesco in Kingsland High Street. Picture: Google StreetView

Tesco in Kingsland High Street. Picture: Google StreetView


Tesco in Kingsland High Street is set to be demolished to make way for a six-storey high-end boutique hotel.

The proposed plans for the Tesco site. Picture: Barton Wilmore The proposed plans for the Tesco site. Picture: Barton Wilmore

Movesell Ltd has been given permission by Hackney Council’s planning sub-committee to convert the single-storey Dalston supermarket and its forecourt parking into 122 serviced apartments in August.

The development will be managed by Locke, which is the chain behind Leman Locke in Whitechapel and Eden Locke in Edinburgh.

The site is diagonally opposite the Grade II-listed Rio Cinema, and the applicant’s agent Barton Willmore insists the development would enhance the Dalston Conservation Area.

But some of their neighbours are less convinced.

“We are pretty angry about it,” said Chris Wood.

“There’s nothing specific to the local area about the design.”

He added: “It’s dominating – and could
be anywhere in England.”


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