Royal Holloway University of London
The brief was to include a dining-in and takeaway service from the Refectory, known as The Hub, for 1,000 students, corporate hospitality for 400 with several functions taking place at the same time, a Coffee & Deli servery, and a separate dining facility on the lower floor for 300 summer language students or private use within the existing refurbished building.
This was achieved by the main kitchen undertaking the preparation and bulk cooking with the majority of theatre cooking being front of house on a central island with induction woks, pasta cookers and waffle irons. The main servery provides a call order grill bar, rotisserie, pizza merchandiser (pizzas being baked on a conveyor oven in the main kitchen along with cookies to be sold in the Coffee & Deli), a traditional hot section, large separate salad bars and several chilled multi decks.
The dishwashing location is indicated by a wall mounted tray return carousel within the dining room which eradicates the need for overflowing unsightly tray return trolleys.
The Coffee & Deli provides cooked snacks, sandwiches and pastries with an adjoining shop area where the chilled/frozen multi decks contain takeaway food for the live-in students/conference delegates to cook and consume in their rooms.
The Roman Catholic College underwent a £42m complete redevelopment on the existing site aiming to improve building facilities from the ageing structure.
The £350,000 scheme was designed and specified by us and we are in no doubt that the resultant outstanding quality of the open plan kitchen, servery, separate Deli, first floor Coffee Bar and their support areas is mainly due to the installation work carried out by C & C Catering Equipment Ltd and in particular their Project Manager, Keith Hartharn with his conscientious team.
The integrity of our designs was maintained throughout and the installation was completed on time to the immense satisfaction of the client.
The Grade 1 Listed building required a servery to be located in one of their magnificent rooms and, through intensive consultation with the catering staff and school management, the Garter Room was chosen. The 800 coeducational boarding and day students and staff are catered for 3 times a day. The school’s renowned corporate hospitality and private function provision also had to be incorporated within the layout of the other three rooms designated for dining in. The counters are constructed using high quality natural finishes with granite tops and designed to be in harmony with their august surroundings. Several are capable of multi function use and in particular the reusable cups dispenser trolleys are stored within the body of the beverage counter.