A canteen refurbishment at the Siemens Gamesa blade factory, Hull.
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, Hull.
Canteen refurbishment - February 2018
Due to the recent increase in demand for hot and cold meals at the factory canteen there became a need to make the servery area in the canteen quicker and simpler so an up to date facility to provide meals quickly in modern environment was needed. ATL Commercial Kitchens role was to supply and install catering equipment including E R Moffat servery/ display units, Bio Clad Vivid wall cladding, removal of a corridor wall to open out the servery area and the creation of an opening to fit a new door.
Never ones to shy away from a challenge ATL Commercial Kitchens where given phase 1 to complete in 3 days over the Christmas shutdown. This work included the removal of a wall, relocation of a security access door and making good of all wall floor and ceiling finishes.
Phase 2 was also a challenge as the factory would be in full production during this time so the area needed to be separated off from the rest of the canteen and a temporary service set up. All while adhering to strict health and safety protocol.
All design and planning were conducted by ATL Commercial Kitchens alongside Lee Whittaker Project Manager (Real Estate) Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy with the Help of Euan Hunter sales Manager for E R Moffat.
The challenge of delivering such a project within such tight constraints was at times thought not possible due to the sheer volume of staff that need access to the canteen facilities on a daily basis.
During initial meetings areas where discussed as to what finishes would look best and it was decided to go with stainless steel with white panelling on the counters and a vivid green cladding to keep in line with parts of the factory and to create a modern fresh look.
ATL assigned an experienced and dedicated project manager to oversee the work and ensure all the client’s needs where met as far as quality and timescale.
ATL’s work brief consisted of:
- Removal of a wall in the canteen area to create more space.
- Making good all wall floor and ceiling finishes.
- Creating an opening for a new fire door to be fitted as to assist with the re-filling of the display units directly from the kitchen.
- Stripping out the existing servery units.
- Installation of new E R Moffat bespoke servery island units.
- The installation of new flooring tiles.
- All plumbing and electrical works to complete the project.
ATL completed the project in exactly 1.5 weeks and delivered the project on time and cost
When I first made contact with ATL Commercial Kitchens they came out and we discussed the scope of the works which were to be split into phases, both were well managed and delivered around a fully active site whilst maintaining service.
I found there product knowledge to be exceptional and with their input we decided on the Stainless Steel finish, the introduction of a second chilled well unit and the remodelling of the units has enabled our canteen to offer a better service and quality of presentation.
The proof being in the pudding!! we are now able to accommodate the staff more easily and efficiently, the comments back from the workforce is they are really happy with the finished results.
ATL Commercial Kitchens have delivered a more modern fresh looking canteen area, we have future plans to expand the kitchen preparation area and we will look again to use ATL Commercial Kitchens to facilitate the design and installation of these future works.
Thank you again to Ashley, Lisa and the Team.