We’ve just finished a refurbishment at Hoe Bridge school, working very closely with the architect and M&E contractors and a fabulous team of builders who created the dining hall extension. This stunning new servery incorporates a clean, uncluttered line of counters with drop down lights. We put a VarioCooking Centre in the kitchen for maximum flexibility and ease of cooking, along with a Hobart conveyor dishwasher. To the client’s delight, we were able to re-purpose their old dishwasher so they can use it as a pot wash.
When putting the kitchen back together at the end of the project, we discovered this gem!
“Blow me down, we found this trolley on the day we were putting all the kit back in the kitchen. It sparked my interest as I used to be General Manager of Staines Catering when it was in Southall (with a branch in Soho, in Brewer Street) and after a bit of digging I found that it moved FROM Victoria Street in 1949 so the trolley is at least 70 years old. This is truly the oldest piece of equipment I have ever come across.”
Clive Abbott (the bursar) says:
“It must have come from the previous schools that they amalgamated. It’s in use every day and I reckon will last for many more years to come. That’s quality craftsmanship for you!”
Wilcox Burchmore worked closely with the school to produce a stunning new servery and super-efficient kitchen