C&C Catering Equipment Ltd has completed one its most challenging projects of recent years with the creation of a commercial kitchen and staff dining facilities for Ernst & Young in London’s Canary Wharf.
The installation had to meet the highest professional standards demanded by one of the world’s most successful financial services organisations. Plus, the whole project had to be completed within five weeks, hundreds of feet up on floors 22-25 of the Canary Wharf tower – one of the most secure buildings in London.
C&C worked with builders Como and consultants Andrew Humble and Matt Scottow at Humble Arnold Associates to create a series of catering amenities.
These included a plant room on the 25th floor and freezer/cold room and storage/dry store area on 22nd floor.
The main kitchen, pantries and a separate auditorium pantry were installed on the 20th floor and front of house counters and a back of house dishwash area on the 19th floor.
Project director, Paul Parry completed a five week install in a three week window by organising seven transport wagons to deliver as much equipment as possible over a single day to two of the floors.
The team then proceeded to work every day to ensure the client received both the highest standard and a punctual handover, he describes.
C&C senior project manager Mark Roxburgh explains: “This was a challenging job due to many security restraints at Canary Wharf, but the end result is incredible.”
Parry adds: “We’re proud to have delivered this scheme to the high standards of the client, and by the completion date. Canary Wharf is a fantastic location and we are delighted to have provided such great facilities.”
Matt Scottow of Humble Arnold Associates said, “C&C have delivered a quality installation in a tight construction programme, which required a flexible approach. C&C have a good knowledge of the requirements of a Humble Arnold Specification and we will have no hesitation in recommending them on future projects”.