Dawnvale goes to market in Manchester

Dawnvale outfitted all of the vendors’ kitchens at the renovated Mackie Mayor food market in Manchester.

Bar and restaurant design installation specialist Dawnvale has helped launch a vibrant new artisan food market in Manchester.

The firm completed an extensive fit-out project including kitchen design, bespoke ventilation systems and specialist odour control at Mackie Mayor, a luxurious new dining destination in a renovated space.

Mackie Mayor houses a host of independent vendors in a glass-roofed, restored grade II listed building.

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Dawnvale was commissioned by market operations director Nick Johnson as part of the multi-million pound refurbishment. It fitted-out seven of the artisanal food stalls with specialist kitchen equipment and general wash up, cold rooms and storage facilities, in addition to the venue-wide ventilation and odour control systems.

The distributor began work on the building, which dates back to 1858 and sits on the edge of Manchester’s Northern Quarter, in January 2017. The team worked initially on the complete ventilation system and odour control and extraction solutions before rolling out the kitchen fit-out as other work on the site progressed.

The huge space, which can now accommodate around 500 people, retained many of its original features through the renovation.

Dawnvale’s Craig Whitworth worked closely with the Altrincham Market and Mackie Mayor teams during the almost year-long project. “We started work in January and finished almost 10 months later, linking in with other trades as the development got underway.

“Given the size and scope of the refurbishment, and the fact that we were working on a listed building, this was a challenging, yet very rewarding project. As part of our commission, we fitted out individual operations kitchens and general areas such as wash and glass wash, cold room and dry goods across multiple food stalls.

“We also supplied and designed full extraction and odour control systems along with bespoke bullnose distressed counter tops. There were delays and challenges as you’d expert on a project of this nature but the final overall result is fantastic and a massive boost for Manchester.”

Equipment installed included Precision Refrigeration prep fridges, upright fridges and freezers; Convotherm and Rational combi ovens; Blue Seal cookline equipment including cookers, grills and griddles; Hoshizaki ice cubers and flaker; an Inotech rotisserie; a Hobart conveyor dishwasher; Winterhalter glasswashers; Pitco fryers; Magikitchen HD chargrills; and Ecovery products and Franke filters.




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