A cafe refit at the Endeavour building, Hull.
Hull City Council
Café Flavourz @ Endeavour Building, Hull
Due to the recent takeover of the café in the former Endeavour school site which is now an adult training centre by Hull City Council. There was a need for an up to date the facility to provide coffee and meals in a contemporary environment.
ATL Commercial Kitchens role was to supply and install catering equipment including E R Moffat Versicarte heated and refrigerated display units, Williams Refrigeration and a Hobart AM900S pass through dishwasher amongst other items to the already existing kitchen. Also to design and supply a contemporary modern and industrial look coffee shop seating area.
The café was to have new flooring, seating, tables, bar areas with stools, and a snug with sofas.
Never ones to shy away from a challenge ATL Commercial Kitchens were given the freedom of design. This was an exciting challenge to deliver a finished product that is what the client needed and reflects their branding. The client met with us almost daily to go over the individual design aspects including lighting, the look and feel of finishes and reviewing the practicalities along with the costs.
All design and planning were conducted by ATL Commercial Kitchens alongside Hull City Council school meals team. The idea was born during initial meetings and a budget was set. Discussions to what finishes would look best were undertaken but were not finalised until the project was underway. This was the first time ATL Commercial kitchens had adopted this strategy of organic and evolving design.
ATL assigned an experienced and dedicated project manager to oversee the work and ensure all the client’s needs were met as far as quality and timescale.
ATL’s work brief consisted of:
- Stripping out the kitchen appliances, café flooring, ceiling and walls.
- Installation of new E R Moffat Versicarte heated and refrigerated display units, supply and installation of Williams Refrigeration and Hobart dishwasher along with smaller sundry cooking items.
- The installation of new flooring, decorative ducting, cable tray, lighting, signage, tables, chairs, soft furnishings, and the manufacture of two bespoke coffee bars.
- All first and second fix plumbing and electrical works along with decoration works to complete the project.
Once completed the project manager conducted a handover meeting and ATL produced a project completion folder. This contained all the relevant certificates and manuals to ensure the complete satisfaction of the client.
ATL completed the project in exactly 4 weeks and delivered the project on time.
"We worked closely with ATL to create a high street looking café within a training centre, this was a first for us as we normally manage school kitchens, we had little experience in what was on trend or indeed what possibilities were open to us, The Team from ATL were excellent helping us with ideas and applying some great creativity, we visited as the work progressed and were asked how we felt the look was progressing, The whole team from ATL were instrumental in offering ideas and we felt very “listened to” as our own ideas came to life, the result is a fantastic modern on trend café which would stand out down any high street.
ATL also created the cooking side and advised on equipment etc, we have used ATL before for installations of equipment but this was the first “café” we had done and were very pleased with the result, many people have commented on the creative use of the space and have been notably impressed."