Restaurant Design Associates (RDA), in Hebburn, has worked with Miller Construction to create specialised cold stores at Central Station in Newcastle, costing £80,000.
RDA, has designed and installed Williams cold storage units to serve WHSmith, East Coast and other retailers based in the station, as part of Miller Construction’s makeover of the Grade One listed building – one of only six such railway stations in the UK.
The units contain a refrigeration plant and internal racking, and are located inside the western entrance to the station.
RDA’s Alex Bradley, quantity surveyor for the project, says: “It’s been a great experience for the team to work in such a historic building in the heart of Newcastle, and to be part of the major transformation taking place there.
“We know that external coldrooms have the potential to solve a lot of challenges, as kitchens and storage spaces are often too small to store a wide range of products at the correct temperatures.
“The Williams storage compartments at Central Station are among the largest external coldrooms we have installed, and we’re very pleased with the result. It’s a much needed area for the retailers, and makes good use of the space available in the revamped station.”
RDA was set up by directors Roy and Judith Addyman of South Tyneside in 2007.