Lakes Catering Maintenance and Stellex Manufacturing have collaborated to create a fresh look for Flopsy, Mopsy, Cottontail and Peter.
The New Laundry Café is situated in The World of Beatrix Potter visitor attraction in Bowness, with the distributor tasked with giving the café a fresh new look through a full refurbishment and rebrand.
Lakes was approached by the management team at Beatrix Potter in November 2019 to re-design the front of house foodservice counter and kitchen area. The brief and key objectives were to create a new modern counter incorporating a refrigerated deli display and to upgrade the kitchen area works space, including a Sota Turbochef i1 high speed oven.
The counter design reflects the Peter Rabbit blue colours and includes a bespoke 25mm coloured glass countertop with LED downlighting which is aimed at creating a vibrant and contemporary feel that also compliments the traditional farmhouse feel of the café.
The cold multi-level deli and chilled merchandiser was supplied by CED and a Marco 48litre undercounter water boiler with Uber font installed on the back counter.
Lakes MD Leigh Howard commented: “It’s been great to been part of the refurb, with a small planning window we worked closely alongside Chris Robson, new business development manager of Stellex and Matt Chubb, operations manager at the Beatrix Potter attraction.
“We carefully re-designed the existing space to allow for the delivery and installation of the counter during the 4-week shutdown period in January.”
Robson detailed: “This was a great project to have worked on, from initial concept through to full design, manufacture and installation of a bespoke foodservice counter and fabrications throughout the back bar and kitchen areas.
“It was a pleasure to partner with Lakes Catering Maintenance to ensure that its client The Beatrix Potter Attraction received the bespoke quality look and feel that it expected from the equipment supplied. Collaboration on site was excellent and the project was delivered on time, on budget with a very happy end user.”
Following the handover, The New Laundry Café opened its doors for business on 3 February 2020.
The site’s catering manager Anita Henderson said: “To say we are thrilled with our newly-refurbished café is an understatement. The space has been completely transformed; within the design we wanted to update the café to create a bright open space and a dining experience that will appeal to both new and returning customers.
“The whole process with both Lakes and Stellex has been totally smooth – their attention to detail has been amazing in the short timeframe for the refurbishment.”
While Howard concluded: “This has been a satisfying project to be involved with, great to see the café transformation and looking so bright and airy space. I would like to commend our team again, with five other projects completing in January it was all hands-on deck to ensure the refurb deadline was completed on time and on budget for the 2020 season.”