Lakes rescues local yacht club from fire damage

LCM’s finished kitchen for Windermere Yacht Club.LCM’s finished kitchen for Windermere Yacht Club.

Lakes Catering Maintenance (LCM) has helped to put the wind back into the sails of Royal Windermere Yacht Club’s kitchen following a fire.

Last June the club suffered a major fire which needed to be extinguished by the local fire service. This caused extensive damage to the kitchen.

As part of the fire recovery plan the general committee contacted LCM to design, plan and project manage the kitchen refit.

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While the club was waiting for advice from the insurers and other professional advisers, Lakes worked with the committee members and the club stewardess Zoe Molson to provide a design for the kitchen that was future proof and easy to clean.

Once the insurance details were finalised LCM started work on the kitchen refurbishment.

Fire damage at Windermere Yacht Club.

Fire damage at Windermere Yacht Club.

In April 2017, LCM reported that the kitchen was completed on time and on budget. The new cookline consists of a Rational 10 grid combi with reversed door and a Blue Seal cookline sited under a new ventilation system complete with an integrated air input plenum on the front face of the extraction hood.

LCM MD Leigh Howard commented: “The kitchen design was quite challenging as the space was limited and the stewardess didn’t want to comprise on the equipment that she wanted. The kitchen is a long galley shape and not much room in width so it was important to get it right. We provided a 3D CAD plan for the club so they could really get a good insight into how the final plan would look.”

Howard added: “I really enjoyed working on this project; it was very satisfying to see the end result after seeing the kitchen in such a mess when I first attended site to measure up in October ’16. The location and the views from the dining room are something else.”

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