News and Updates
29 September 2021
Lifestyle Aparthotel Turing Locke opens
- The new Aparthotel complex at Eddington, Turing Locke, has opened its doors.
- Located at the heart of Eddington, Turing Locke offers visitors to Eddington and the local community an exciting hospitality destination that combines the luxury of a Hyatt Centric hotel with the unique serviced apartments offer from Locke Living. Cambridge-based food and drink establishments partner with Turing Locke to open at Eddington.
Aparthotel designed for living
Turing Locke, the new lifestyle Aparthotel at Eddington is an exciting new facility for visitors and the local community. The offer provides visitors with the option of traditional hotel stays through the Hyatt Centric Cambridge hotel (150 rooms) as well as stylish apartments from the Locke Living brand (180 serviced apartments) which feature fully fitted kitchens, living and dining spaces plus bedrooms.
The new hybrid aparthotel concept combines the design and experience typical of a contemporary lifestyle hotel making it attractive to a wide range of travellers, from business to leisure, groups and events, as well as short, mid and long-stays
Turing Locke is also an exciting social space for visitors and the wider community to connect. An all-day restaurant, coffee shop, cocktail bar, seasonal rooftop bar, co-working spaces, open landscaped courtyard, corporate events space and meeting rooms are all integral to the design by Stirling Prize-winning architects dRMM who worked with internationally recognised design studio AvroKO.
Brian Nearney, Commercial Director for the University of Cambridge commented: “The opening of Turing Locke is another strong testament to the University’s commitment in delivering a vibrant new community at Eddington. Our vision was to establish Eddington as a part of the City and we are particularly thrilled that the hospitality offer brings locally-loved and established Cambridge brands to this neighbourhood for the benefit of the wider community.”
Social Dining at its heart
Working with locally-renowned partners to create two new food and drink destinations – KOTA and Dutch – the development will firmly establish Eddington as the new hotspot in Cambridge, creating exciting opportunities for existing local businesses.
At the heart of the hotel’s atrium, KOTA specialises in bright brunches, barbequed flavours, speciality coffee, botanical cocktails, and craft beer. The KOTA brand expands into the coffee bar and seasonal roof terrace.
KOTA is the new offering by the team behind the much-loved Cambridge institution, NOVI. It will be an extension of the existing brand with a focus on being independent, local, and environmentally conscious.
Dutch is the second site for the owners of 196 Cocktail Bar on Mill Road. Drinks offerings range from expertly sourced spirits, wines and beers, alongside an extensive cocktail menu of classic favourites, inventive twists and new creations.
Visitors to Dutch can enjoy small plates with an emphasis on locally sourced products. Platters of British cheeses and cured meats will sit alongside salads, tortillas and tapas-style nibbles.
Martin Newbould, General Manager of Turing Locke, said: “We are thrilled to open Turing Locke and welcome the Cambridge community through our doors. It is an honour to be part of Cambridge’s rich and diverse history and contribute to one of the biggest centres for knowledge in the world. Our aspiration is to create a new destination in the heart of Eddington, where locals and guests alike can congregate to work, share ideas and meet like-minded people.”
Cultural programme inspired by local
A locally led cultural programme will evolve and encompass Cambridge knowledge and expertise with regular talks, workshops, exercise classes and more, that will be available to attend to locals and visitors.
Turing Locke also features a permanent art installation by local artist, Fiona Curran. The piece ‘Bright Shadows Point’ emboldens the courtyard and is inspired dually by century-old artefacts excavated from former settlements in Eddington – including Roman, Medieval and Anglo Saxon using research from Cambridge Archaeological Unit, and also by photography of the solar eclipse taken by astronomer, mathematician, and physicist Sir Arthur Eddington. Watch more on Fiona’s inspiration and the research that the piece is rooted in here.