Southwood Centre, Deal

Who we worked with Southwood Centre & Enterprise Learning
Completion date June 2019
Project duration 2 weeks
Services provided

- CAD design
- Bespoke stainless steel fabrications
- Supply and installation of catering appliances
- Installation of hygienic wall surfaces
- Electrical and plumbing works

Key brands used

- D&D
- Altro
- Bioclad
- Howdens


The Enterprise Learning Alliance is a KCC organisation that works with young people and other schools in South East Kent as a referral unit.
With its focus being on core academic skills and some more vocational subjects, the requirement was to create a food technology classroom that was semi-commercial in its design so that students could be introduced to the hospitality industry with a view to giving them some basic cookery and food-handling skills.
These may just be useful life skills or could lead students towards a career in catering and hospitality.

With a semi-commercial brief we felt it important to create a safe hygienic working space that would be practical and easy to keep clean.
We provided Altro slip resistant safety flooring and Bioclad Upvc wall cladding, both commonly found in commercial kitchens.

Next, we needed to design bespoke six stainless steel work stations and a teaching station each with a sink unit, a convection oven and an induction hob.
Rather than offering commercial appliances with their high electrical demand and high cost, we offered domestic units from Howdens as their operation will be more familiar to students.

The building was awkward for both electrical and plumbing services so reasonable re-wiring and plumbing works were carried out by us, including providing a wastewater pump and a hot water cylinder.

The project is now complete and handed over to the customer ready for the Autumn term.