Tate Modern kitchen overhaul to begin within weeks

Extensive new catering facilities planned for the iconic Tate Modern on London’s South Bank are to be fitted by Chester kitchen house C&C Catering Equipment.

The results of an exhaustive tender process were revealed this week almost a year after the initial qualification round kicked off.

C&C’s project director, Paul Parry, described it as the “most rigorous” tender framework he has been involved in during 30 years in the industry.

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The process involved six separate meetings to discuss the tender prior to shortlisting, followed by a final set of interviews attended by the entire project team.

Work will commence in the next few weeks, with C&C’s team expected to be on site until mid-2015.

The job involves equipping and installing two restaurants, cafe, coffee shop, bar area and private members dining facilities on six separate floors of the building.

C&C will be working together with main contractors MACE and foodservice design consultants SeftonHornWinch.

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