London, UK

Inhabit Hotel Southwick Street

Inhabit is London’s first wellness-focused boutique hotel, providing an experience based around ideas of community and discovery where conventional boundaries between front and back of house have been blurred to encourage guests to spend less time in their rooms, and more time enjoying the hotel.

Formed of a collection of six restored, grade 2 listed Georgian townhouses, the layout rationalises a series of previously labyrinthine spaces and reinstates a more historically accurate plan form.

Sustainability was at the core of the design process; during the renovation process 270 items weighing nearly 3 tonnes were diverted from landfill via third sector marketplace Globechain. Socially conscious interiors also fuse Scandinavian influences with classic British design and include collaborations with social enterprise the Goldfinger Factor, who offer training and carpentry apprenticeships for individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds.