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 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.
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
Hydes Brewery commissioned Allison Pike to refurbish their popular pub dining venue in Gee Cross, Hyde with a full interior design scheme of the ground floor public areas and garden.
The transformation took on board the best aspects of the converted mansion house and enhanced the internal flows and space usage with some subtle layout changes.
Allison Pike are proud to announce their contribution towards the Whitbread record number of hotel bedrooms completed in their recently ended financial year. A total of 5461 new Premier Inn bedrooms were added to the portfolio during the year 2015-16 and Allison Pike helped to deliver over 35% of this number through a mix of project types. Read more
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.
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.