The iconic thatched pub known as the Bleeding Wolf at Scolar Green, Staffordshire has recently been refurbished by Allison Pike for Stockport based Robinson’s Brewery. A stone’s throw from Stoke, Congleton and Crewe, this is a Listed Building, constructed in 1936 as an interwar “improved” pub featuring many details such as the spectacular thatched roof, adzed timbers, stained glass and decorative tiling. Many of these features remain and have been incorporated into the design together with new interventions that work sympathetically with them.
Predominantly a brick construction on the site of the previously demolished Aspen House office building, the 194-bed Premier Inn hotel is to be constructed over six floors with the ground floor accommodating the reception and a Bar & Block steakhouse restaurant together with ancillary delivery, service and plant areas.
Allison Pike worked with Swindon Borough Council through a series of meetings and a Design Review Panel to develop the design of the building, such that approval was a formality under delegated powers.
Allison Pike are delighted to announce that Sophie Budsworth has qualified as an Architect having passed her RIBA Part 3 professional practice examination.
Originally working with us during her ‘year-out’ with the Practice after her degree from Edinburgh University in 2015, she re-joined us in 2018 after her RIBA Part 2 studies, achieving a Master of Architecture first at Liverpool University.
Update to advise our friends and partners of Allison Pike Partnership on how we are dealing with the Covid-19 situation.
Firstly, our thoughts are with anyone who has been affected by the virus, either directly or indirectly, and to all the health workers and key workers on the front lines working tirelessly to care for people in need.
Back in March, when the pandemic started to take hold in the UK, and following official guidelines, we advised our colleagues that they should work from home and started to employ the procedures and IT solutions that we had developed to deal with such working. The shift to home working has been smooth and we continue to be able to support our clients remotely, whether producing drawings, answering site queries, assisting with contract matters and even snagging works.
Allison Pike have recently completed a project adding 6 new Premier Plus rooms to the York City (Blossom Street North) Premier Inn. The new accommodation includes one fully accessible room as well as five standard layout rooms, all designed as “best new rooms with all the perks”. Located within underutilised ground floor space, these new facilities add to the range of bedrooms on offer at this site.
An exciting and ambitious new concept hotel opened in August 2019, located just seven miles from the centre of Edinburgh in Dalkeith, Midlothian. This scheme represents a trial refresh of the Mitchells and Butlers Innkeepers Collection by APP in a 74 bedroom new-build adjacent to the Melville Inn. The concept offers the best in modern accommodation with a high spec fit out providing comfort and style at a reasonable cost.
Allison Pike provided a full range of services for MAB on this project including Lead Designer, Interior Concept Design, shell and interior detailed design, together with contract administration and project management.
A proposal designed by Allison Pike for a 71 bedroom Premier Inn with Beefeater restaurant & 90 parking spaces to be constructed in the car park of the Leekes of Melksham department store was recently approved by Wiltshire Council. Currently brownfield land comprising an unused section of the store’s car park, the site lies at an important gateway for the town.
Located opposite two Grade II listed buildings, the design of the hotel & restaurant had to respond these buildings; the adjacent department store; and mark the northern perimeter of the town centre.
Allison Pike provided the design services for a new Premier Inn Training Centre at Hereward College, Coventry, comprising a 3 bedroom ‘mini’ hotel, complete with reception, linen room and typical circulation spaces. Fitted out exactly as a normal Premier Inn, the facility aims to provide students with additional needs experience and training to help them into work in a realistic hospitality environment. Hereward College specialises in skills training for independent living and work for young people with disabilities and additional needs.
Allison Pike Partnership completed their latest project for Whitbread in October. The project, a four-storey, 44 bedroom annex at Premier Inn Stoke Hanley, was handled by Director, Paul Dunlop and project architect Deborah Greenwood. Medlock FRB were the principal contractors and the project managers were Monaghans.
Staff, colleagues and friends of Allison Pike toasted co-founder Mark Allison as he celebrated his retirement at the stylish Castlefield Rooms at Dukes 92 in Manchester last month.
Mark was joined by current and former staff, clients and fellow consultants, as well as his co-founder Greg Pike. Mark and Greg founded Allison Pike Partnership back in 1984. John Bray and Chris Gill, Joint Managing Directors, gave away some little-known tales about Mark’s career and raised a glass to him. Mark thanked everyone for attending as well as toasting the future of the practice.