Sandycroft County Primary School
nr Queensferry, North Wales
- Design and installation of large primary school’s commercial kitchen.
- All fabrication including bespoke canopy and extraction system manufactured at our factory.
- Latest in on-going projects for local council and their contract catering division.
” The work that Airedale undertook from planning to completion was professional throughout. We are extremely pleased with the finished kitchen and the work that was completed. (Our Account Manager) advised, planned and updated us throughout and we found the process ‘stress free’. The catering team at Sandycroft are delighted with their new kitchen and really pleased that they were able to have input into the design and needs of their service provision. We have already engaged with Airedale for future planned projects following this investment and look forward to continuing our partnership.”
Business Operations Manager Newydd Catering & Cleaning
Sandycroft Community Primary School is a popular 380 pupil (from 2 to 11 years of age) school located near to Queensferry, Flintshire, close to the border with England. Sandycroft is the first project we have completed with the local council’s contract catering division so was a showcase of our capabilities that have cemented on-going work across the county.
In common with many schools of all sizes and for all age groups, lunchtimes at Sandycroft prior to the refurbishment were often fraught, with lengthy queues and catering staff working tirelessly in a kitchen no longer fit for purpose for producing the number of fresh, nutritious food on site modern trends and legislation now require. With a fully supportive council and contract caterers on board, our team at Airedale worked closely with all parties, including crucially Sandycroft’s own catering staff, to overcome these challenges, all whilst working within the tight constraints of the original kitchen’s footprint.
With a combination of specifying the most appropriate equipment, built around two Rational 10 grid CombiMaster ovens, a British built Falcon 6 Burner and Fryer, producing this freshly prepared food for the required numbers is now a lot easier and quicker. The rest of the kitchen has clearly defined areas for food prep’ and warewashing, significantly improving the working conditions for the catering team. The canopy and all of the bespoke fabrication was all manufactured by our Airedale Manufacturing divisions.
To mitigate the queues, the servery counters we installed are all flexible and mobile rather than permanent. Again, the priority was speed and ease of service, with the result that there has been a significant upturn in pupils and staff having school lunches.
If you are a school that has similar challenges to the ones at Sandycroft, please contact us for assistance.