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.
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.”
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.
On a bright Sunday morning on 3rd September, Allison Pike entered a team of four runners in the Hatters Half marathon in Stockport. The race event starts at Edgeley Park, home of Stockport County AFC.
At the end of November one of the original founding directors, Greg Pike, retired from the business after nearly 32 years. Starting as a partnership in 1984 at Greg’s house in Mellor Allison Pike has developed and grown over the years, incorporating in 1999 and currently sized at around 25 people based at the Disley offices.
A new landmark building designed by Allison Pike has been constructed at Worcester County Cricket Club ground on New Road in the city. The development comprises a new 120 bedroom hotel with pitch facing restaurant and a new entrance to the cricket pitches and extended Club facilities including bar and functions spaces. Read more