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.
Following a four month build by Triton Construction for Premier Inn, the extension at Doncaster’s Lakeside hotel is now complete and we are delighted with the result. The extension is a 55 bedroom stand-alone annex building.
The hotel annex building fronts the roundabout at the gateway to Doncaster Lakeside retail development and football stadium. The striking design of the annex reflects the prominence of this corner site and addressed the local authority planning requirement to create a landmark building, while retaining a materials palette in harmony with the existing hotel site.
Allison Pike have a long-standing relationship with Whitbread-owned Premier Inn – working closely on their northern extension programme over a number of years. Following previous extensions overseen by ourselves, there are now nearly 120 Premier Inn bedrooms at Doncaster Lakeside.
We are delighted to announce that long-serving colleague, technologist Louise Johnson has been promoted to Associate Director at Allison Pike.
She has been with us for a total of fifteen years and over this time has developed excellent architectural and job management skills, and is a great ambassador for our practice.
Louise has led a number of projects in recent years, notably new-build hotel and restaurant fit-out projects for Whitbread and Mitchells and Butlers.
Chris Gill, Joint Managing Director, said:
“I’d like to congratulate Louise. Her skills, management abilities and client-care have really blossomed over recent years and she is well deserving of this promotion.”
After a pause while consent was obtained for the complete taking down and rebuilding of the former Tudno Castle Hotel at Llandudno, works have started again in earnest to recreate this historic frontage in the town centre. Years of decay had caused the original rubble filled walls of the building to have deteriorated beyond repair and the overall structure had become dangerous, rendering the proposed façade retention scheme unviable.
Allison Pike have recently completed the refurbishment of the Goshawk pub in Mouldsworth, Cheshire for Hydes Brewery. This has transformed it into a charming destination country pub serving freshly prepared food in an appealing rural atmosphere. The layout retains separate rooms and the design uses many of the original features of the building that have been carefully restored to give an authentic feel. An Arts and Crafts theme pervades much of the interior with William Morris inspired designs in wallpapers and fabrics used extensively.
The bedroom offering at Castle Green Hotel has been enhanced by the addition of a pair of new executive rooms, branded the Herdwick Suites. These modern stylish rooms feature amazing panoramic views towards Kendal Castle and the Lakeland Fells. The interior design is based around each room having a luxurious feel with super king bed, large seating area and a swivel large flatscreen TV. The scheme was initially inspired by the rural setting of the Herdwick sheep in their natural environment.
Following the success of the first timber frame newbuild Miller and Carter completed last year in Aylesbury, a second version of this template was recently completed by Mitchells and Butlers. Located in a suburban site in Killingworth, a town north of Newcastle upon Tyne, the restaurant serves a new residential area of the town. Located on a prominent site facing the A189 the land was formerly part of White House Farm, now known as Gosforth Park, with an adjacent Bellway Homes development at Moorfields.
Allison Pike were commissioned to design a new 120 bedroom hotel for Blackpool Pleasure Beach, on a site adjacent to the Big One roller coaster on the Promenade. The site sits alongside the existing Big Blue Hotel, designed by Allison Pike in 2003. Planning for the new hotel was submitted in December 2017 and the project will represent a £12M investment by the Pleasure Beach with a target opening in 2019.
Planning Permission was recently granted for a 90 bedroom Premier Inn Hotel at Oxford Greyfriars Court following a lengthy design and consultation process. Allison Pike acted as client’s executive architect in conjunction with concept architects MICA (formerly Rick Mather Architects). The site is close to the Westgate Shopping Centre and faces Paradise Square, with the design intending to attract customers into the all-day coffee shop and restaurant at ground level. In total the design accommodates 90 bedrooms in addition to the Thyme bar restaurant and ancillary spaces.
Allison Pike have recently completed the implementation of part of a programme of new Kitchen Breakfast Rooms in 3 Premier Inn ‘COLO’ sites where there was no food offering within the hotel itself. All are located on sites with a remote, non-Whitbread restaurant and the brief came from the requirement to offer guests a ‘Premier Inn’ breakfast within the hotel building. Typically the facility takes the space of 3 bedrooms and links to the ground floor reception. Read more