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.”
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.
A recent addition to Manchester’s city centre accommodation is the stylish new La Reserve Aparthotel located on the Ducie Street/Dale Street corner. Allison Pike provided interior design consultancy services for this project with schemes for the reception and public areas, as well as the apartments.
The third Limeyard restaurant and the first in the North, sited in the new White Rose Centre in Leeds, opened on Independence Day. Featuring a portico covering the external terrace, the unit is a double height space with back of house services located on a mezzanine to the rear. The main restaurant design includes a signature bar servery with metalwork supported overbar, seating booths breaking up the central space and timber banquettes around the perimeter. Sliding folding doors open out on to the external seating space. There are 120 covers internally and 28 externally with a mix of fixed and loose seating themed around the Californian branded restaurant. Read more
Allison Pike were briefed by Mitchells and Butlers PLC to oversee the construction of their first timber frame newbuild restaurant for the premium steakhouse brand, Miller & Carter. The construction method was selected for speed of build, environmental performance and buildability. Located in a suburban site in Berryfields adjacent to the Aylesbury Vale Parkway Station, the restaurant serves a new residential area of the town.
A well-known destination food venue on the Wirral, the Boathouse was acquired by Hydes Brewery in the recent past. While identifying that the site was in need of a refurbishment the client was keen to preserve and enhance some of the characteristics that have given the pub its popularity, while broadening its appeal and flexibility.
Following a thorough and detailed pre-application consultation with Peak Park, consent has been obtained for a complete refurbishment and extension of Bennetston Hall near Buxton to form a dedicated conference facility together with 32 bedrooms for our client Chimp Management Limited. The building is situated in the National Park and has been empty for over 30 years.
Limeyard have recently opened their second restaurant at a town centre location in the Two Rivers Retail Park in Staines. Within the Allison Pike designed fit out there are over 100 covers internally with a mix of fixed and loose seating themed around the Californian branded restaurant. A small external terrace provides another 22 seats.