Leeds City College: The Printworks
- 20,000 sq ft of brand new catering facilities installed over a 2 year period
- Winner of Large Project of the Year at the Ceda Grand Prix Awards
- Facility has helped the College attract fresh commercial investment
“Airedale have designed and delivered a facility that will help secure the future of Leeds College as one of the leading institutions in the UK for delivering vocational training. The Food Academy will help us to ensure we give our students the best possible opportunity to develop successful careers within the hospitality industry, both now and in the future.”
Head of Hospitality-Leeds City College
Grade II Listed The Printworks is one of Leeds’ most iconic buildings and in taking 24 months to complete over multiple phases, is one of the most challenging but ultimately rewarding projects we have ever completed. Part of a wider £25m project, our project was to introduce several commercial catering facilities ranging from training, demonstration, production, bakery and front of house areas to name but a few. The College’s aim was to introduce a The Food Academy, now rebranded as Printworks Kitchen & Bar, in doing so turning the College into one of the leading Hospitality and Catering Colleges nationwide.
Crucial to the success of this project was our integration within the College’s own team. We lived and breathed the project as if we were the client, not a distant third party supplier. We were all naturally proud to secure the year’s Large Project of the Year award at our industry’s Ceda Grand Prix Awards, continuing our company’s fine reputation of delivering exceptional, cost-effective commercial catering environments that benefits staff, students and College alike.
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