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 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.
Allison Pike were delighted to be invited to attend the Hydes Annual Awards 2018, held at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Manchester with a 1920’s theme to the evening. Nominated pubs and employees were interviewed during a judging process and awards were presented to the winners by senior management and sponsors.
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 directors of Allison Pike Partnership Limited are delighted to announce that the practice has been assessed by Quality Systems Certification and approved to the ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management Systems, Standards and Guidelines. The approval applies to the provision of Architectural, Interior Design and related services. Development of the practice’s quality systems has been a long term priority of the directors and this accreditation follows on from the RIBA Chartered Practice status previously achieved. Read more
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.