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.
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.
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.
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.
Nineteen new bedrooms have been added to the Best Western Plus Pinewood on Wilmslow Hotel at rooftop level overlooking the hotel’s mature tree filled gardens. This Allison Pike design evolved from the client’s desire to increase the overall bedroom capacity from 70 to around 90 rooms with a preferred location above the existing 1970’s bedroom wing. Read more
A landmark project designed by Allison Pike has recently been completed in Bristol’s city centre. Located on the A38 Lewins Mead and Lower Maudlin Street corner, the building is an eight storey steel frame structure.
Accommodation within the new building comprises 167 Premier Inn bedrooms, of which 9 are fully accessible, with the upper floors served by 3 lifts and with a Brewers Fayre restaurant at street level. Read more