Having worked hard with our clients to deliver freshly refurbished premises in time for Christmas, we are now racing towards 14th February, Valentine’s Day, which always gives the hospitality industry an early year boost. Norma & Dorothy, the wedding stationery...
Not many people end up in the career they thought they would while still at school, but James Lubke, who joined the team recently at PSE Associates, says that construction is his passion, as it was an industry he has been involved in from a very early age.
A generation ago, the choice of non-alcoholic drinks on offer at pubs and restaurants was tiny and most felt like children’s options – orange juice or perhaps a lime and soda.
The beginning of a New Year brings with it resolutions – with joining a gym top of the list for many people. During the first couple of weeks of January, gym memberships, weight loss groups and fitness class sign-ups always see a surge in popularity.
Paul Edwards established PSE Associates nearly 30 years ago, having spent eight years working as a quantity surveyor in the leisure sector, at another surveying firm. He made the decision to set up on his own when one of the partners at his previous firm retired.
There is something very special about the name of a pub and the sign it has outside and, when we are working on a pub refurbishment, it’s something we always bear in mind. The origins of inn signs go back to the Romans, when vine leaves would be hung outside of a...
Not so long ago, the ‘festive period’ lasted no more than a week or so and if anyone got together with friends and relatives or work colleagues for a Christmas drink or meal, it would be pretty near to the big day itself. Nowadays, as soon as summer is over, it seems...
Andrew Bromley has been with PSE Associates for more than two years and is part of the firm’s pub team, working primarily with Fuller Smith & Turner and Star Pubs & Bars
Our client D&D London is opening its latest restaurant, 14 Hills, on the 14th floor of 120 Fenchurch Street, in the heart of the City.
Located in central London, between Oxford Circus and Tottenham Court Road, The Adam & Eve pub provides a perfect venue for a refreshing pint or a cocktail, as well as something from the menu of Great British pub classics.
Newly transformed, Manor Arms in Streatham, South London, is described by Young’s as a ‘metropolitan haven for both dining and drinks’
Among the most recent refurbishments we have worked on with our client Young’s is The Duchess of Kent.
One of the latest Quantity Surveyors to join our team is Jack Nolan, who is working with Bob Long within the Star Pubs & Bars team.
Ghostly goings on It’s that time of the year when skeleton costumes start appearing in the supermarkets and recipes for utilising pumpkin flesh appear in the Sunday papers. As soon as night falls on 31 October, most people will enjoy incessant door-bell ringing to be...
Over the past few years, while we’ve seen an increase in interest in restaurants offering food from several different countries and regions
In many parts of the UK, the autumn months are indeed a season of ‘mists and mellow fruitfulness’ – as poet John Keats suggested. In Sussex, though, autumn means one thing – bonfire season.
While many of us are quite happy to consume the majority of our television at home, when it comes to the ‘big match’ – whether it’s football, rugby or perhaps boxing
In his 17th century diary, Samuel Pepys described the pub as ‘the heart of England’. Some would argue that many communities have lost ‘their heart’ over the past decade or so, as pubs have closed.
Our latest project with client Star Pubs & Bars is the refurbishment of The Globe pub in the centre of Newbury town centre in Berkshire.
According to a survey conducted by Meerkat Meals at the end of last year, the average British person spends more than five hours deciding where to eat each year.
Maxwell Rhodes joined PSE Associates as a Quantity Surveyor in August 2018 but he pretty much ‘grew up’ with the firm, as he’s the son of Director Colin Rhodes
Our latest project with our client Star Pubs & Bars is The Jolly Friar
While lots of us are looking ahead to our summer holiday abroad, we are also enjoying what the UK has to offer too
We have been working with Home Grown Hotels since its conception and are delighted to continue this long relationship by working on the latest addition to its litter, THE PIG-at Bridge Place near Canterbury in Kent.
While companies are still putting lots of effort into creating the right marketing messages, it seems that customers are relying less on these and heading straight for ratings. This applies all types of purchases as well, of course, when booking somewhere to stay or a to restaurant visit.
One of our most recent projects for our client Fuller, Smith & Turner has involved The Anglers on the Thames in Teddington, which has recently been refurbished in what the group describes as a ‘modern rustic style’. The Anglers has existed since the mid-18th...
The most recent member of the team at PSE Associates is Darren Karchewski – a quantity surveyor and project manager – who joined the firm on 11 March as part of its restaurant team.
We recently worked with our client EI Group on the full refurbishment of its pub Anchor & Hope in Salisbury. We provided Quantity Surveying support and worked with designer, Nanu Soda and main contractor, Hi Tech.
The last few years has seen a shift in the hospitality industry’s attitude to single use plastic items. According to EHL, the hospitality management school, based in Lausanne, Switzerland, from plastic straws to the complete elimination of single-use plastics, more and more in the hospitality industry are opting to create a sustainable travel experience.
We recently supported our client Fuller, Smith & Turner during a five-week refurbishment of its pub, The Bishop On The Bridge in Winchester.
Quantity surveyor Keith Templeton has been with PSE Associates for two years now and, in some ways, it was love which led him to the firm…
Despite worries about the economy and Brexit, the latest quarterly Deltic Night Index (from January to March this year) reveals that average consumer spend, frequency and duration of late nights out have increased compared with last year.
Working primarily in the hospitality sector, technology has had a huge impact on our work as quantity surveyors over the past few years.
We were delighted to work in Salisbury recently – named by The Sunday Times as the best place to live in the UK – on the refurbishment of The Bell & Crown pub (formerly The Cloisters) for our client Ei Group.
We enjoyed working with our client Fuller’s recently as it brought its newest pub, The Hercules, in Lambeth, London, back to life.
We’ve recently been working in our home city of Brighton on a refresh of The Bear public house for our client Star Pubs and Bars – which included updated seating areas outside.
We were delighted to work with our client Star Pubs & Bars during the recent refurbishment of The Bell pub in Banbury. Our team provided Quantity Surveying support.
Working with our client Fuller’s we provided Quantity Surveying and Project Coordination support during a project to bring a new bar and restaurant – The Telephone Exchange – to London Bridge.
We’ve completed another extension project for Premier Inn – this time a 28-bedroom addition with a new lift and reception refurbishment at its Dover Central location.
We’ve recently been working on the Isle of Wight for our client Star Pubs & Bars on the full internal refurbishment and external decoration of The Blenheim pub in Ventnor High Street.
Working for our client Fuller, Smith & Turner, we recently provided quantity surveying and project management services on the refurbishment of The Conduit.
We’ve recently completed a 41-bedroom extension for our client Premier Inn in Folkestone which includes a new reception with state-of-the-art self check-in kiosks.
We’ve recently handed over a 21-bedroom extension and reception upgrade at the Woking West Premier Inn.
We’ve recently been working at the Oxford Longwall Premier Inn and have now handed over a 26-bedroom hotel extension as well as two new UA bedroom conversations in the existing building.
We’ve recently handed over another extension for Premier Inn, providing Project Management and Quantity Surveying Services.