C.A.R.E Herefordshire CIC

Client Name: C.A.R.E Herefordshire CIC

Site Location & Department: Pontrilas

Date of Project: Summer 2018

Project Leader: Mike Nixon

Project Summary: Brand new kitchen and kitchen ventilation



Services Used

Project Brief

C.A.R.E Herefordshire is a not for profit community interest company that works with older, vulnerable members of the community to reduce loneliness and isolation through social activities helping to build healthier and happier lives. Having been given funding through the Herefordshire LEADER rural fund to expand their operation to allow engagement with more residents they needed to install a new commercial kitchen to support their larger catering facilities where residents can come and enjoy hot food, company and social activities. They approached ABRAXAS to help design, value engineer and install the new facilities based on the funding received.

The Abraxas Solution

What did Abraxas suggest?

Abraxas put together a new kitchen design that incorporated refrigeration, cooking, warewashing, kitchen ventilation, wall finishes and a coffee machine and servery point. The design made use of the existing café space to become the kitchen allowing the newly acquired unit next door to be utilised as the new larger café space. Abraxas worked alongside manufacturers to negotiate the best deals to ensure the best use of the funding

The Project Installation

What did we do?

We provided initial advice and design to C.A.R.E and liaison with their electrical and building contractors. Once the funding had been secured we then provided full installation and commissioning of all the equipment.

What did we install?

Kitchen extraction canopy, ducting and fan plant. Stainless Steel and PVC wall cladding, cooking equipment, warewashing, refrigeration and coffee machine

How long did the process take?

3 months for design and approvals, 1 week on site for installation and commissioning

How many staff on the job?

1 project manager, 2 Abraxas engineers

The Benefits to the Company

How has Abraxas made an impact to the company?

C.A.R.E Herefordshire now have a full commercial kitchen to cater for their community café and produce fantastic, nutritious food. The new facility also provides a kitchen for community residents to take part in cookery classes and activities to help combat loneliness.

Abraxas were extremely proud to help a community venture and wish C.A.R.E. Herefordshire all the best for the future.

Need a hand?

Each and every Abraxas commercial kitchen design is bespoke and created according to the needs and requirements of the business. If you’re looking to install a new commercial kitchen and need help designing the layout, or you’re looking to improve your existing kitchen, please contact our experienced design team

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