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.
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.
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.
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
Allison Pike has launched its new look Instagram page using smaller images, like a jigsaw, to build up a bigger image. The page follows in the footsteps of famous US Rapper A$AP Rocky showcasing some of the best projects completed by APP. The most recent posts feature sketches of the newly completed Butlins Chalets at Minehead which work extremely effectively on the Instagram format, that allows three pictures to be posted across with small spaces in between.
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Built by Hydes Brewery before WW2 this project involved the conversion of a 1938 listed building, a rare well preserved example of a new build pub of that era.
Divided into three distinct rooms: lounge, smoke room and vault the individual character of each space has been preserved and enhanced. This has created distinct authentic customer zones in this community based local pub.
The Greenhouse Restaurant forms part of the Castle Green Hotel at Kendal and boasts 2 AA rosettes. Allison Pike were commissioned to carry out the interior design of the completely re-presented public areas comprising a 90 seat restaurant linked to a 36 seat lounge bar and a comfortable reception lounge. Always an appropriate name for a restaurant committed to fresh local produce, the Greenhouse benefits from an on-site kitchen garden which was the starting point for the interior design.
A challenging “island” site in Manchester’s Northern Quarter comprised a group of old and partly derelict warehouse and former public housing buildings. The design involved the sympathetic conversion and linking of there elements to form a new public house and boutique hotel.
The Public House bar and dining areas are split across two floors, accessed from a classic “London Pub” corner entrance with ground and first floor serveries and a linking feature staircase. Playing on the heritage of the area and the building, the spaces have a warm earthy feel with an informal “lived-in” character. Above this there are fifteen bespoke bedrooms featured recently in the Guardian.
Hydes Brewery commissioned Allison Pike to reconfigure and extend their new acquisition of the former Helsby Arms near Chester.
The design involved adding a large new orangery linked with sliding folding doors to a new dining terrace and beer garden. The orangery features a lantern light and contemporary ceramic flooring to create a light and airy dining space.
Traditional pub values are maintained in the bar areas which are centred around a high quality new hardwood servery with stone backdrop. The project was completed in 12 weeks and opened early December 2014.