QCM ploughs way through farm shop job

Bristol distributor QCM Equipment has completed the handover of Priory Farm Shop near Westbury in Wiltshire following a major catering project it undertook at the venue.

The new farm shop and production kitchen has been created over two floors and is unique for the fact that it is operated by Adrian and Jackie Jenkins who are the managers of the successful Three Daggers country pub and boutique hotel next door.

QCM Equipment has been working closely with the pair, as well as the client’s project manager Dave Sheridan, to develop the fit-out for both the kitchen and retail areas.

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Equipment installed includes two Rational SCC White Efficiency combination ovens, a Foster 52kg blast chiller, a large Foster walk-in chiller and freezer suite, a Hobart hood dishwasher and a bespoke kitchen ventilation and gas interlock system. Vollrath induction hobs, an IMC potato peeler and chipper and Robot Coupe vegetable preparation equipment were also supplied to the site.

Within the retail shop area, meanwhile, QCM has supplied Foster multi-deck displays, refrigerated counter, undercounter wine chillers and a bespoke XL Refrigeration display counter for both meat and home-cooked ready meals.

QCM director, Gerry Oakley, said the firm has worked on every stage of the project from initial design and costing, detailed services design, on-site project management, installation, commissioning and staff training on completion.

“This job has been a rare treat to work on – where we have been able to liaise closely with the client from day one and develop a project together,” he said. “They bring their ideas and vision and we match that with our design and equipment expertise. We are all delighted with the outcome and I am sure the Farm Shop will be the same success at The Three Daggers has been for them.”

The main contractor for the job was Gaiger Bros of Devizes.

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