St. Mary’s, Hawkshaw
Refurbished kitchen gives new lease of life to historic building
Project Value: £70,000
St. Mary’s CE Primary School serves the community of Hawkshaw, near Bury, with over 100 pupils aged 4-11 on its roll and a thriving Out of School Club. Its existing kitchen facilities were proving insufficient to produce the number of covers required at school meals, and to prepare nutritious and healthy breakfasts and tea-time snacks for those attending the Helping Hands Out of School Club.
Concept Group was brought on board to completely refurbish the area and create an expanded commercial kitchen better equipped to serve the growing needs of the school. The initial specification exceeded the school’s budget for the project, but Concept applied value engineering to formulate a construction plan involving an almost 50% reduction in expenditure, which made the project affordable.
Special cladding, ceiling and skirtings make the new kitchen more hygienic and easier to clean
Concept created a new larger kitchen from what was previously two separate rooms - a small existing kitchen and an office area. It required the demolition of walls , the removal of windows and the installation of new doorways and doors, in addition to all associated electrical and mechanical works.
Concept’s skilled multi-disciplinary team installed new catering equipment, suspended ceilings, floor coverings and doors, and completed all decorative works. Special hygienic wall cladding, suspended ceiling and anti-slip floor with covered skirtings were used, to enable easy cleaning of the new facilities. New electrical and plumbing services were all hidden to ensure safety.
The works were successfully completed over five weeks, and the new kitchen put straight into use to cater for all the needs of the school.
► Creation of larger kitchen from two separate rooms
► Demolition of walls & removal of windows
► Installation of new fire doors
► Installation of new electrical and mechanical works
► Decoration and flooring works
► Installation of new catering equipment
► Installation of new suspended ceilings
► Installation of specialised hygienic wall cladding