Downs View

Who we worked with:

The Amber Foundation


Ashford, Kent

Build Time

5 weeks

Services provided

  • CAD design
  • Bespoke stainless steel fabrications
  • Supply and installation of catering appliances
  • Extraction ventilation system
  • Electrical and plumbing works
  • Slip resistant flooring
  • Hygienic wall cladding

Key brands used

  • CED
  • Blue Seal
  • True
  • Maidaid
  • Bioclad
  • Altro

More about this project

The Downs View guest house is large property in Kennington Ashford recently purchased by The Amber Foundation for use as a residential hostel for upto 26 residents.
The foundation helps homeless and unemployed young people aged 16 to 30 get back on their feet, providing 24/7 support.

We were contracted to design and build a commercial kitchen suitable for small scale residential cooking for home style meals.
The existing domestic kitchen was not suitable and certainly not large enough so the decision to knock through into an adjacent extetion breakfast area was taken.

Floor levels were uneven between rooms so some leveling had to take place before laytexing and Altro stronghold slip resistant flooring vinyl was added.
Walls received Bioclad Upvc anti bacterial cladding and a suspended ceiling grid with flat panel LED lighting added to complete the structure of a bright and easy to keep clean kitchen.

As small number of catering appliances were needed so a Blue Seal oven, Maidaid dishwasher and True refrigeration were supplied and installed.

We also carried out all electrical and plumbing works within the kitchen area and extensive plumbing and central heating upgrades within the buildings, all works carried out by our own team using no subcontractors.

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Client's Testimonial

As newcomers to the Ashford area we were looking for a trustworthy and reputable firm and from the initial design of our commercial kitchen to completion we couldn’t be happier with the finished result from KCK. They were professional, communicative at all levels and stages of the project and their team were reliable, exceptional tradespeople who executed the project to the highest of standards. We’d be very happy to recommend them to anyone who could benefit from their expertise.

Sarah - Manager, The Amber Foundation