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Spoilt for choice

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.

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Latest Pig of the litter

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.

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The power of ratings

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.

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The Anglers

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...

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ANCHOR & HOPE

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.

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A focus on the environment

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.

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A night to remember

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.

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Best place to live

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.

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Join the circus

We enjoyed working with our client Fuller’s recently as it brought its newest pub, The Hercules, in Lambeth, London, back to life.

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The Bear

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.

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The Bell in Banbury

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.

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Ringing the changes

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.

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Full steam ahead

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.

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The Blenheim – Isle of Wight

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.  

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In the city

Working for our client Fuller, Smith & Turner, we recently provided quantity surveying and project management services on the refurbishment of The Conduit.

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CHECK OUT THE CHECK-IN

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.

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Woking West

We’ve recently handed over a 21-bedroom extension and reception upgrade at the Woking West Premier Inn.

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UA Rooms

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.

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Working in Wales

We’ve recently handed over another extension for Premier Inn, providing Project Management and Quantity Surveying Services.

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Take me to church

We’ve recently been working in our home city on a historic building in Union Street – The Font pub, part of the Mitchells & Butlers group.

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Meet… Mark Jewell

Mark Jewell joined the PSE Associates team in September 2018 and currently works within the EI Group (formerly Enterprise Inns) and Star Pubs & Bars teams.

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The luck of the Irish

Many pub-goers will be looking forward to St Patrick’s Day as an excuse to enjoy a glass of traditional Guinness or Irish whiskey and that’s not just at home in Ireland.

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Brighton rocks – Two pub refurbishments

At PSE Associates, our work providing quantity surveying and project management services to the hospitality industry takes our team across the UK. While we have been based in Brighton for nearly 30 years, we don’t often find ourselves working in the city.

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Meet… Lucy Mansell

Lucy Mansell has been with PSE Associates for just over three years and is a project administrator. Lucy put her CV online in the hope of finding something different to the role she was in. It caught the attention of Bonnie Neale at PSE Associates, who gave her a call.

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Meet… Jamie Clack

Jamie Clack joined the team at PSE Associates six years ago as an apprentice and has been combining work with studying for a degree in quantity surveying at London South Bank University.

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Out and about at Christmas

Not so long ago, Christmas was a time to be at home with the family, most of whom probably lived nearby. The roads over the festive period would be fairly quiet and families would be tucking into turkey with all the trimmings.

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Improving accessibility for all

Today, building control requirements state that one in 20 hotel rooms must be wheelchair friendly. This means that, at PSE Associates, we have found ourselves working on an increasing number of projects featuring UA (universally accessible) rooms.

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Meet… Joel Cohen

Quantity surveyor Joel Cohen has been with PSE Associates for more than three years, primarily working in the restaurants team and with some pub clients as well.

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New kid on the Leamington Spa block

One of our latest projects with long-term client Whitbread involves not only extending one of its existing Premier Inn hotels in Leamington Spa but breathing new life into an adjoining empty building to showcase an exciting restaurant brand.

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A sporting chance

This summer’s extraordinary weather and the 2018 FIFA World Cup were both good news for the UK pub trade. While we are quite happy to consume the majority of our television at home, when it comes to the ‘big match’

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An evening at the awards

Directors Paul Collins and Colin Rhodes enjoyed an exciting evening at the Restaurant & Bar Design Awards recently, where they caught up with contacts old and new

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Meet… Emma Carlton

When most of us go out to dinner, it’s a chance to relax. But, Emma Carlton says she’s turned into a bit of a ‘lighting geek’ and can’t help looking at the type of lighting chosen by that particular restaurant.

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