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
The long anticipated Premier Inn in Letchworth was finally delivered this month after a lengthy build on a tricky town centre site. The architectural design is a contemporary take on the Arts and Crafts style of the Garden City and uses a mix of render, brickwork and clay tile externally together with zinc clad dormers. Entrances face onto Station Road at the front and Openshaw Way to the rear, with car parking provided in adjacent town centre public car parks.
The 23 additional bedrooms provided at the Burton upon Trent Central Premier Inn were handed over a week ahead of programme this month. Adding to the existing 64 rooms, this extension creates an 87 bedroom hotel and the project included a reception upgrade to bring the scheme up to date. Planning permission was granted by East Staffordshire BC on 25th January this year and work started on site on 8th May. Originally projected to complete on 19th October, Practical Completion was achieved a week earlier than scheduled.
A major investment by Whitbread in acquiring a former Hilton Hotel at Newbury with a significant extension and full internal conversion has resulted in the new Premier Inn at Pinchington Lane, Newbury, Berkshire. In total the hotel hosts 113 completely re-fitted bedrooms and bathrooms within the old structure that was stripped back to shell.
A recent completion in the Premier Inn Extension programme has been handed over at the contemporary Widnes hotel. Built over 4 floors in timber framed construction this design by Allison Pike features solar shading on the south facing elevations to reduce heat gain. The external walls are finished in a K Rend through colour system onto a blockwork outer leaf. The lower floor is faced in an artificial stone.
Our most recent Premier Inn opened to the public on 9th December this year in Chippping Norton, West Oxfordshire. The new development was carried out in the town centre on a site purchased from Oxfordshire County Council which had been derelict for many years. Formerly an ambulance station and Castle View Care Home this scheme has brought the site back to life. Read more
The former Bay Hotel, a Listed Building on the seafront in Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, has been converted and extended to form a new 63 bedroom Premier Inn in the west Wales University and market town. Dating back to the early 19th Century, the Marine Terrace frontage forms part of a sweeping west facing bay. Read more
Allison Pike have designed a 60 bedroom hotel and restaurant for Permier Inn Hotels for a sensitive site that has been granted planning permission by Northumberland County Council. Situated in the historic walled centre of Berwick upon Tweed, within the Citadel area, the site lies in a Conservation Area which since the demise of the Playhouse Cinema has effectively become a vacant gap site. Evolved through consultation and negociation, the approved scheme extends over four storeys plus a roof with attic bedrooms.
The practice is pleased to announce that it has achieved Chartered Practice status, implementing the guidelines and requirements set out by the RIBA. In order to comply with the profession’s governing body standards for Chartered status a practice must operate a Quality Management System, an Environmental Management Policy, a Health and Safety Policy, and have an Employment Policy which addresses the principles defined by the RIBA including equality, diversity and inclusion.