Nobel keeps Heston’s Fat Duck safe

The Fat Duck’s new kitchen features a Nobel fire suppression system.The Fat Duck’s new kitchen features a Nobel fire suppression system.

Dartford-headquartered MJB Commercial Kitchen Projects has overseen a project to refurbish Heston Blumenthal’s three Michelin starred restaurant, The Fat Duck in Bray, Berkshire.

Working from an SHW design, the new look features a state of the art kitchen.

As part of the overall kitchen design and installation process, great care was taken to ensure an efficient and safe working environment for staff and customers. To this end, Halton Foodservice, which provided the kitchen’s new ventilation system, commissioned Nobel Fire Systems to design and install a fire suppression system that would meet the critical fire safety demands while also maintaining the character and aesthetics provided by all other aspects of this high quality kitchen refurbishment.

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Following discussions with all parties, Nobel designed and installed a K-15 system to protect all appliances in The Fat Duck main kitchen together with an NFS 4 suppression release control panel.

Nobel has also installed a K-5 system fire suppression system and NFS 4 control panel to protect the Salamander rise and fall grill located on an island canopy which is also situated in the main kitchen.

As part of its overall service, Nobel carried out necessary interfacing work between the fire system control panel and gas interlock panel in order to shut off the supply to the appliances in the event of the system actuating.

Ben Parker, commercial director at Nobel Fire Systems commented: “On this incredibly prestigious project we’ve employed proven, totally efficient and sophisticated high tech products while also being able to provide the cutting edge aesthetics demanded by the design team ensuring that the kitchen concept is not compromised in any way.”

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