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HOW College Kitchen Refurbishment

This busy college at the heart of the City of Worcester required extensive alterations to the ‘dated’ Servery and refectory areas, to create a modern feel for its many daily users.

The College also operates a Dining facility at Spires Restaurant, which gives students the opportunity to participate within a real working environment, preparing and serving good quality food and drink to customers. The production kitchen serving this area also needed a vital upgrade.

Both kitchens were completely stripped out for this purpose, which required the safe removal and disposal of the existing systems. Also the setting aside, in part of reusable equipment, which was to be reinstated at the client’s request.

Our experienced project management team were on hand to oversee proceedings from strip out to commissioning.

The View (the former refectory) benefitting from the installation of a bespoke island canopy c/w extract system, service spine, fully integral lighting and dedicated supply air system. The supply air system incorporated a ‘tempered’ facility, which was provided via a Low Pressure Hot Water Matrix within the fully insulated ductwork, with integration to the BMS Controls. All pipework, valves and connections being configured to utilise the college heating system.  The extract system discharged at high level through the roof of the building and included additional connections to the BMS.

The system serving ‘Spires’ production kitchen required the removal and safe disposal of 4 redundant units, along with the supply and installation of 2 new island canopies. Due to the building constraints the existing ductwork was reused in part; but then only after thorough inspection and cleaning / modifications had been carried out by our skilled fitters, which included the addition of fully serviceable access panels installed in accordance with TR/19 HVCA.

Both systems were fully commissioned with the assistance of our gas installation engineers and client appointed electrical contractor.

As a further indication of our continued customer service a full clean of all systems was carried out during the next scheduled maintenance period.