When Michelin-starred Italian restaurant, Locanda Locatelli, wanted to completely revamp its kitchen, it turned to Sutton-based distributor, Berkeley Projects, working in partnership with consultant, Humble Arnold.

The London restaurant was founded by renowned Italian chef Georgio Locatelli, with a menu that emphasises fresh, quality produce that is brought to life by his creative touch.

Berkeley Projects and Humble Arnold had to balance this requirement out within the confines of a small kitchen space. The kitchen area was long and narrow, leaving little room for the chef team.

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As the restaurant began to receive larger table orders (upwards of seven or eight people) it became apparent that a larger cookline and pass was required to improve efficiency.

As part of the complete kitchen refurbishment a new suite was to be fitted.

The installation of new walls, flooring and ceiling meant that coordination between the various suppliers and consultants was particularly important on the project.

Phil Denne, director, Berkeley Projects said: “This was a really fast, turnkey project. Given the length and dimensions of both the space and the kit, access to the kitchen was the main thing that we had to consider.

“As always, we had to approach the fit out in a way the client was happy with, ensuring everything was safely handled and avoiding any damage to the suite.”