Sprint touches down at Gatwick for Jamie Oliver

Kitchen house Sprint is flying high after completing a three-pronged installation for Jamie Oliver’s new dining venture in Gatwick Airport’s North Terminal.

The Worcestershire-based distributor designed and fitted a bespoke commercial kitchen with preparation areas and walk-in cold rooms for the TV chef’s ground-breaking concept, which includes a Jamie’s Italian restaurant, a ‘grab and go’ express bakery/delicatessen and Union Jacks bar.

Stand-out features of the lay-out include a baking oven for bread and pizzas and a large deli counter to display sandwiches, salads and tray bakes.

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Sprint’s chef and business development manager, Matt Goodman, said the project had been one of its most challenging to date, largely due to the constraints of working at an airport.

“It was a major planning operation. Deliveries could only be made after the last flight at 9pm and every piece of equipment was checked by security staff making it a time-consuming project,” he explained.

Sprint’s project team took three weeks to complete the project, handing the site over on time and on budget. “The concept is phenomenal and takes airport dining to a whole new level,” added Goodman, who has also worked on other Jamie Oliver sites.

Justin Hardy, head of design and development for Jamie Oliver Restaurants, said that getting such a high quality installation delivered on time was “something rarely achieved air side”.

You can see pictures of the Jamie Oliver outlets at Gatwick in our online picture gallery here.

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