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Kitchen Refurbishment at St Aidan's College


Durham University


Client Durham University

Architect Howarth Litchfield Partnership

Completion September 2013

Value - 750,000

We won the tender based on a 70/30 quality/price basis, primarily due to our past performance on other projects for Durham University and our proposals to ensure that the works were completed in time.

The fast track project involved the full gutting of the existing kitchen, storage, walking refrigerators, freezers, servery, dumb waiter, re-roofing, new mechanical plant,etc. The whole area was remodelled to a new layout, including new entrances for deliveries, students & staff, electrical services rewire, mechanical services were replaced and new kitchen equipment installed.

Despite finding concealed and unknown notifiable asbestos, having to carryout additional works to walls and dealing with issues on the existing mechanical services infrastructure the works were completed and handed over on time. We worked overtime, split shifts and had to sequence the works to ensure that the kitchen was complete and operational before the 850 students on their return from their summer vacation.

The project was handed over on time and the new facilities have received very positive feedback from the college staff and students.