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.
The new bedroom accommodation will partly comprise a mix of family bedrooms, evolved from the Big Blue, with separated adult and children’s space with the bathroom between. On the top two floors will be a mix of suites and executive rooms, with the suites featuring sea facing balconies, lounge and bedroom spaces and luxurious en-suite bathrooms.
Conference facilities as well as a spacious public bar and 150 seat restaurant will be created at ground level, offering a fresh contemporary feel for both hotel guests and daytrippers. Externally a subtle palette of materials form a modern style using stone, render and metal panels to help make a striking statement on this prominent site.