Hampshire-based HCE is getting used to outfitting iconic London venues. Following its scheme last year at the All England Lawn Tennis Club, which hosts The Championships, Wimbledon, it has now completed another project at the Tate Modern art gallery on London’s south bank.
The distributor was one of only four specially-selected UK companies nominated to tender for the outfit of the gallery’s massive 1,500m2 central production kitchen, which serves the venue’s main restaurant overlooking the Thames, as well as Tate Café, onsite kiosks and members room.
The facility comprised a number of dedicated areas; cold preparation; temperature controlled pastry preparation section; meat preparation; vegetable preparation; fish preparation section; hot kitchen section and catering store.
In addition there was a separate ‘events’ kitchen and dedicated sandwich preparation facility on the floor below.
The project was a SeftonHornWinch design and specification, and HCE had previously worked with the consultants on a number of projects, including the Stonehenge Visitors Centre and most recently the prestigious new Beaumont luxury five-star boutique hotel in Mayfair.
“We believe we were selected not just for our ability to deliver on-time and to budget, but because we are recognised as having one of the UK’s most efficient and proactive project management teams, having been shortlisted in Catering Insight’s Project Management award category,” commented HCE’s MD, Jon Greep.
The dealer reported that fabrication for the Tate scheme was ‘to the usual high-specification SHW design’ – in the main mounted onto bespoke island plinths along with neat integral stainless steel walls/spine risers, fully integrally serviced by HCE.