Shine gets energetic at Hinkley Point

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Shine completed the Hinkley Point staff dining kitchen within the 9 week installation timeframe.

Shine Catering Systems recently completed a full fit-out of the canteen area of the EDF Energy power station at Hinkley Point in Somerset.

As the UK’s largest producer of low-carbon electricity and the biggest electricity supplier to British businesses, EDF Energy required a quality canteen area which could serve its many staff.

Shine commenced the project in 2017 and was requested to produce all services drawings in Revit for what was to be a BIM installation. Full kitchen walkthroughs were produced by Shine’s in-house designers to enable the client to envisage the final installation.

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Laing O’Rourke, being the main contractor, targeted a 9 week installation period and Shine was tasked to meet this deadline within the agreed budget.

Matt Summers, project manager at Shine, oversaw the delivery of the £858,484 project, working closely with the client to ensure that all of its needs and requirements were met.

The kitchen design house’s team manufactured the foodservice counters within the canteen which were complete with stone finishes, and also installed the coldrooms and remote refrigeration, as well as complete design and fit-out of the kitchen areas.

Using equipment from major manufacturers, Shine installed Rational combi ovens, Ambach cooking suites, Fosters coldstores and cabinets, Meiko dishwashers, Halton canopies and EAIS shelving.

Summers said: “This was a great project for both myself and the Shine team to work on. We did hit a few manufacturing issues with turnaround times being so tight, but to overcome this we targeted room handovers to other areas in order to release some pressure from our supply chain and to keep the project on time.

“By implementing this strategy, we were pleased to deliver the back of house kitchens weeks before the handover date, which was a real achievement, and finished the entire project on time.”

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