Allison Pike Partnership are proud to announce the opening of their latest Premier Inn project for Whitbread, which has now started welcoming guests at Paradise Square, Oxford City Centre opposite the Westgate Shopping Mall, and just a three-minute walk away from Westgate Oxford, close to Oxford University.
The iconic thatched pub known as the Bleeding Wolf at Scolar Green, Cheshire 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.
January and February are always a very busy time for Allison Pike, as we assist long-standing client, Whitbread, complete their new bedroom target by the end of their financial year.
Having completed the last of our extensions at Premier Inn Castleford Xscape, and the final 49 bedrooms of this year’s efforts, we’ve totting up our totals and are delighted to find that over the course of the 2018/19 Whitbread financial year, we have assisted with a total of sixteen Premier Inn extension projects, and a total addition to the estate of 435 bedrooms – over 10% of the total increase in Premier Inn bedroom numbers for the year!
Well done Paul Dunlop and his extension team of Adam Morrison, Connor Armstrong, Deborah Greenwood, Louise Johnson, Pearce Chapman, Poppy Darnell, Sophie Budsworth, Richard Grundy, Rick Mayers & Simon Holland.