Shine Catering Systems has won a huge contract on its doorstep in Newport to outfit the catering facilities at the new ICC Wales convention centre.
ICC Wales announced a tranche of contract awards worth more than £22m to businesses in the South Wales area, which included the kitchen equipment deal for Shine.
MD Julian Shine told the South Wales Argus: “The building of ICC Wales represents an enormous boost to the region and Shine Catering Systems is proud to be part of a large team dedicated to the success of this project.
“We will devote in excess of 500 person-days, and we estimate that five additional people will be employed specifically for this project.
“This facility will be of international importance upon completion, with the ICC Wales catering team able to deliver their renowned catering standards, upscaled to challenge the world’s greatest venues.”
The construction is a fully coordinated BIM package, which is due to open in summer 2019. The venue has already secured its first event with the Hospitality & Catering Expo in July 2019.
ICC Wales is an £83.7m joint venture between Celtic Manor and the Welsh Government and will accommodate 5,000 delegates. The 26,000 metre2 building will include a separate 2,500metre2 exhibition hall which will provide the largest pillar-free ballroom in Europe, capable of hosting a gala dinner for 2,400 people, a 1,500-seat auditorium, 12 meeting rooms, a double-height glass atrium and a 2,500metre2 outdoor plaza.
The catering provision will be headed up by culinary director Peter Fuchs, who has held senior positions in five-star hotels on three continents during his 22 years of international experience, including posts in South Africa, Mauritius, Dubai, Saudi Arabia and Crete, as well as at Harrods in London. ICC Wales’ foodservice outlets will feature locally sourced, seasonal produce.