University of Worcester – Kitchen

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University of Worcester – Kitchen

Kitchen Refurbishment

Location

Worcester

Client

University of Worcester

Value

£800K

Services
  • - Building Services

The University of Worcester has made significant investments over the past five years in new and existing facilities to enhance the learning experience of its students and to provide vital regeneration of the city centre areas where its campuses are based. As part of the ongoing programme of regeneration for existing campus facilities, the University identified the need for improvements to the main onsite kitchen.

Project Benefits

  • Rationalised layout to create extra space – in its specification document, One advised the reduced back of house kitchen footprint could be made possible by rationalising the existing layout, relocating internal staff changing areas and replacing large, old catering equipment with new, efficient and compact appliances.The use of high efficiency appliances enabled more equipment to be installed without increasing the connected load or reducing the kitchen's capacity.
  • Reduced project costs by outsourcing building services expertise – by using One to consult on every aspect of the building services required, the University of Worcester was able to access the skills and experience it needed to manage the refurbishment project without having to appoint a specific role, which would add cost and time to the project.
  • Long term view on short term projects – Understanding the building’s infrastructure would be upgraded in the near future, the electrical connections to the kitchen have been arranged so that when the remainder of the building’s infrastructure is upgraded, it will be possible to transfer the kitchen equipment onto the new installation with minimum disruption.

Project Overview

As part of the ongoing programme of regeneration for existing campus facilities, the University of Worcester identified the need for improvements to the main onsite kitchen. As well as serving students with lunchtime and evening meals, the kitchen was also being used to service the re-heat catering facility in the new University of Worcester Arena.