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

extraction icon1
refigeration icon

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.
completion5 1

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?

Do you need your extraction unit checking over? Or even need a brand new one? Our team will be happy to help guide you to find what suits you.

extraction icon1
GasSafe 1
gassafe logo2
fgas logo2
chas logo2
constructionline logo2
DBS Checked transparent


tel: 01562 863 222

Abraxas Insights

What equipment is needed for a commercial kitchen? 

What equipment is needed for a commercial kitchen?   Equipping a Commercial Kitchen By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail, or so the old saying goes, but when embarking on a new commercial venture, you may want to consider these words carefully,...

Important commercial kitchen ventilation regulations 

Important commercial kitchen ventilation regulations  It is paramount for businesses in hospitality, and other industries that use a kitchen on their premises, to follow the official commercial kitchen extraction regulations, as they are designed to implement a...

Abraxas and the World’s Toughest Rowing Challenge

Abraxas and the World’s Toughest Rowing Challenge      Abraxas has frequently supported charity events and is proud to be sponsoring another event to come in December 2024. The World’s Toughest Row Challenge, the Talisker Whisky Challenge, across the...

Summer Outdoor Cooking and Professional BBQ’s

Summer Outdoor Cooking and Professional BBQ's: Abraxas can supply a range of complete outdoor cooking system grills to suit every user from the publican with a small outdoor space to the busy event caterer looking for the ultimate cooking station. Every model in the...

A Guide to Catering Equipment for Wedding Caterers

A Guide to Catering Equipment for Wedding Caterers   Catering for a wedding, or any large event, is a huge undertaking. Here are some tips for what caterers can do to be ready for the wedding they're catering for.When you think about a wedding, you think of...

Managing Waste in Your Commercial Kitchen

Managing Waste in Your Commercial KitchenCommercial kitchen waste reaches millions of tonnes every year and with the Government trying to reduce these figures, here are some ideas to help.    Waste from commercial kitchens reaches millions of tonnes every...