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Commercial Kitchen Cold Rooms & Refrigeration

Commercial kitchen cold rooms and walk-in refrigeration rooms can provide fully optimised cold storage space for commercial kitchens across many sectors. Providing maximum storage space for chilled goods with easy access for staff saves the need for multiple stand-alone fridges, making for a better work environment and saving money on energy bills.

Midlands Projects can offer completely bespoke cold rooms with rack and shaving options designed to suit your specific requirements.

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Commercial Cold Rooms Planning

For each commercial cold room project we approach, a thorough site survey and consultation is carried out as a first step. Taking time to get to know our clients and their specific business needs is crucial for us to understand their daily operations, what’s important to them, and what refrigeration equipment is needed.

During this consultation we will assess the space available, taking note of details such as:

  • Is there room for the ventilation needed for the cold room?
  • Will the height of the building’s ceiling be 200mm or more above the height of the cold room to adhere to regulations?
  • What kind of electric supply does the building have to support the cold room?
  • Is there adequate space to allow for the cold room doors to open?
  • Will our team be able to access the areas needed for installation?

The above points and many others will be assessed by our commercial cold room experts before continuing on to create your bespoke cold room design. Your dedicated project manager can advise you at each stage of your project on how best to proceed, offering advice on equipment and cold room regulations.

A Trusted Service

Why choose Midlands?

Our expert design team will work with your assigned account manager to design a bespoke commercial kitchen around your needs and operations, keeping you informed every step of the way, whilst ensuring your project is on budget and delivered within your timescales.

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Kitchen layout

Planning your kitchen layout is the very first stage of your new commercial kitchen project. We thoroughly assess every aspect of your space and take detailed measurements to allow us to create a bespoke kitchen layout design.

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Kitchen flow

Considering the flow of your working kitchen is vital to workflow and a happy workforce. When designing your kitchen we consider all the factors that contribute to a kitchen’s traffic flow; goods in, storage, prep areas, cooking areas, and more.

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Carefully planning storage is crucial to a commercial kitchen design. Space is often at a premium in commercial kitchens, so smart storage is essential to a safe and productive working kitchen.

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Undoubtedly one of the most important aspects of any kitchen design, the equipment in your kitchen needs to be of the highest quality, and perform tirelessly to meet your requirements. Before choosing equipment we need to consider the type of business you have, the size of your budget, and the space you have to work with during your site survey.

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A critical element to make sure your kitchen is safe and that your staff are comfortable; ventilation needs to be carefully planned and you need to ensure that you adhere to extraction regulations. Our design experts can plan your ventilation, ensuring that you adhere to legal requirements.

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Using extensive information gathered from the initial consultation, our design team will create a comprehensive pipework plan, taking regulations and legal requirements into consideration at each step.

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Hygiene must be front of mind whilst creating commercial kitchen designs. Nothing must compromise hygiene standards and food premises must adhere to high levels of cleanliness, which must be considered during each phase of a project design.

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Waste Management

Commercial kitchens produce high levels of waste, and the safe and efficient disposal of this waste must be considered when creating a comprehensive kitchen design. Waste can include food waste, oil, general rubbish, and recyclables, all of which have to be thought about when planning a commercial kitchen layout.

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Effective lighting is essential in any commercial kitchen and has to be planned out carefully. During the design process, we consider natural light levels, artificial lighting, surface reflections, and emergency lighting into our concepts.

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The walls in your commercial kitchen play a big part in overall hygiene. Wall finishes must be resistant to grease, food particles, and water. Wall surfaces must be smooth with no exposed fixings, allowing them to be wiped down.

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Taking into consideration that floors need to be non-slip and easy to clean, we will discuss the best options available to you for flooring. We will help you choose the flooring that best aligns with your interior choices, whilst also providing the safest floor to work on.

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Safety is at the core of our commercial kitchen designs. Crucial to keep your workforce safe, health and safety aspects need to be carefully designed and integrated into your project. We consider fire safety and exits, access points, and first aid requirements into your workspace.

Your Trusted Partner

Why choose Midlands?

  • Free in-depth consultation and full site survey
  • 40 years of combined experience in the industry
  • Vast knowledge of cold room and refrigeration regulations
  • 2D and 3D CAD visualisations of your chosen design
  • Experienced and qualified in-house installation team
  • Accredited and DBS checked engineers
  • Dedicated assigned project manager for every project
  • Handpicked, industry recognised refrigeration equipment

Our Sectors

Excellent knowledge across all sectors

We specialise in comprehensive commercial kitchen design and installs for the educational sector.

The highest quality equipment & fully optimised design is key to commercial kitchen functionality.

We are experts in the design, supply, install of hotel kitchens from the ground up.

We design and install cafe kitchens with traffic flow, and functionality front of mind.

Schools Case Studies

Putteridge High School canteen couldn’t cope with the demand

Our client asked us to provide a catering pod in their external playground area to help ease the strain on the queue in the main cafeteria.

Restaurants Case Studies

Kitchen and ventilation design for Cambridge Country Club

Midlands Projects are leaders in commercial kitchen design, with a wealth of experience in creating restaurant kitchens that function to the highest ability.

Hotels Case Studies

Le Manoir’s existing canteen was very dated and run down

Midlands Projects are experts in designing and installing commercial kitchens for the hotel and hospitality sector.

Cafes Case Studies

Collaborating with the interior fit-out company to design and fit counters and equipment

Creating efficient designs for cafe kitchens can often seem challenging. Varying vastly in size and often with very limited space available.


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