Allison Pike were commissioned to design a new 120 bedroom hotel for Blackpool Pleasure Beach, on a site adjacent to the Big One roller coaster on the Promenade. The site sits alongside the existing Big Blue Hotel, designed by Allison Pike in 2003. Planning for the new hotel was submitted in December 2017 and the project will represent a £12M investment by the Pleasure Beach with a target opening in 2019.
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
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
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.
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.