Darrick Wood Infants School, Kent

Who we worked with:

Nourish Contract Catering


Orpington, Kent

Build Time

3 weeks

More about this project

Darrick Wood Infant & Nursery School is an ‘Outstanding Academy’ accepting children between the ages of three and seven.
Working with the school and our principal client Nourish, we were briefed to refurbish the existing kitchen which had considerable workflow issues due to it also being used as an area to store the fold-up dining room chairs.

Our solution to this was to remove a row of sink units that were underused and create a walled-off dedicated chair storage area that was easily accessible from the dining room but quite separate from the kitchen.

We applied Bioclad hygienic Upvc wall cladding to all wall surfaces and Altro stronghold 30 slip-resistant vinyl to the flooring both creating safer and an easier to keep clean kitchen environment.
A second wall was created and then clad with stainless steel behind the cookline to bring the gas safety situation up to current standards then-new cooking appliances were supplied and installed.
Kent Commercial Kitchens completed all gas electrical and plumbing works within the kitchen, themselves a considerable amount of work.

We also removed the old wooden servery counter and replaced it with a new low-level wall up to which existing bain-marie and mobile servery counters were placed.
Three storerooms and a staff area also received Altro flooring.

The completed kitchen, even though it has ‘lost’ nearly 20sq m of floor space taken by the dedicated chair store feels more spacious and certainly offers a much-improved workflow.


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