The Abel Heywood

Interior Designer

Allison Pike Partnership

Light fittings supplied

The complete decorative lighting scheme

We have been working for a number of years with Salfordbased Hydes Brewery and its appointed interior designer, Allison Pike, on updating their estate. The Abel Heywood is the latest scheme where we have supplied most of the decorative lighting. Located in the busy Northern Quarter at the heart of Manchester City Centre, the venue is a traditional pub with a 15 bedroom boutique hotel.

Based in a converted warehouse at a metropolitan location and named after the 19th century visionary Mayor of Manchester, it is certainly ‘not your ordinary pub’.

In the bedrooms the wall lights use a traditional bell-shaped shade in a powder-coated chrome finish. The floor lamps feature a searchlight on top of a tripod stand, a nod to the industrial heritage of Manchester. The spun pendants complete the quirky mix resulting in a comfortable environment with a sense of both modern luxury and traditional warmth. We also re-finished the desk lamps from another supplier in brushed steel to meet the client’s specification.

If the bedrooms of the Abel Heywood are quirky then the pub area is strictly classical. Richly varnished wooden panelling and faux nicotine-stained ceilings are complemented by traditional style furniture in a dark walnut finish. It is very refreshing to see a venue which exudes so many traditional features in an area so dominated by industrial aesthetics and minimalist styles.

Working with Allison Pike, we supplied a wide range of traditional style light fittings to enhance the interior. Key features include the antique single flat head spun pendants along the bar area. The traditional 5-arm chandeliers in the main dining area feature beautifully crafted curved arms in an antique finish complete with opal glass shades. The matching single glass ball wall lights and pendants complement the rich wooden panels.