C&C Catering Equipment has completed a supply and installation project for cosmetics brand Estee Lauder.
The beauty brand relocated its UK and Ireland headquarters to the new 1 Fitzroy Place building in the Fitzrovia district of central London. Catering facilities spanning three floors were required to accommodate all of the firm’s London employees, as well as their education facilities.
The scheme included a lower ground level servery and kitchen, a pantry on level one and a coffee bar and pantry on level eight.
Equipment partners including Britannia, EAIS, Essex, Gram, Lainox and Winterhalter, all featured across the various catering stations in the building.
Working with Stuart Timms and Caroline Marten of Tricon on the fit-out and refurbishment, C&C’s team, headed-up by installation director Mark Roxburgh, faced a big challenge whilst on site concerning part of the building’s drainage system.
When the team arrived at the install stage on the lower ground floor, they found there was no gravity drainage in position due to a lack space under the slab.
The client didn’t want to use any pumped waste so a work-around had to be found. Therefore C&C worked with Tricon, under an extremely tight timescale, to re-design the drainage system to meet the wishes of the client whilst minimising drainage locations.
The project was completed and handed over in the specified timescale and the building opened for business at the end of November 2015. C&C’s project director Paul Parry said: “It was a very challenging project to work on but the end results make it all worth it.”