Meiko builds energy efficiency into Co-op HQ

Meiko dishwashers are contributing to making the Co-operative Group’s new head office in Manchester the most efficient building of its size in Europe.

Prime Design is overseeing the design of the office’s foodservice facilities, which will feature a Meiko K200VAP rack transport dishwasher with heat pump, four x FV40.2GiO dishwashers, a DV200.2PW double basket dish and utensil washer with AktivAir, plus waste disposal equipment.

Meiko’s AirBox AktivAir reduces condensation in kitchens by absorbing steam into the hood that would otherwise be released when the hood is opened.

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The built-in GiO reverse osmosis module removes up to 98% of mineral particles from water to improve the final finish of each load.

“This project has aspirations of great design and innovative thinking. By understanding how warewash systems not only work efficiently as a standalone system, but also how they sit within a building, we were able to mark ourselves out as team that goes beyond the obvious warewashing solution,” said Prime Design designer John Vann.

“It was our joint ability to engage not only the caterers, but also all parties involved in this project, that set us apart, and would not have been possible without the knowledge and design appreciation afforded by Meiko’s regional sales manager Lee Hackett and his team at Meiko,” he added.

The Co-operative building will open early next year, with a full kitchen fitted by Bradford-based Airedale Group. “We are now on the final stages of completion and are happy to work together with Meiko, to ensure that the dishwashing equipment is installed and commissioned correctly and, most importantly that the kitchen staff are correctly trained in how to use it,” said sales director Ian Sisson.

 

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