C&C Catering Equipment are pleased to announce their involvement on another scheme at the University of Cambridge.
Having previously worked on an installation at Gonville & Cauis College on the prestigious education site with main contractor Cocksedge Building Contractors, C&C were recommended by them for this project at The Master’s Lodge Buttery at Trinity College.
The outline designs were provided by Ian Reinhardt, The Head of Catering Services at Trinity College Cambridge.
The Master’s Lodge is Grade I listed, located in the Great Court and originally built in 1554. The area worked on by C&C is known as the “Buttery” or “Butler’s Kitchen”. This is used predominantly as a finishing kitchen for the “Masters” official banquets and functions.
From the design stage there were challenges to overcome on this project. The fabric of the building could not be modified and so the overall designs by C&C had to work in harmony with the building’s Grade I listed status. The installation itself was straightforward, however access to and then in and around the site was challenging for various reasons. Access to the Master’s Lodge within the College grounds was difficult as large delivery vehicles are not allowed to traverse the 17th Century bridge over the River Cam. With the help of the main contractor, sizeable deliveries were off-loaded at a safe distance from the bridge and fork-lifted to the site. Once at the site, compound access again proved a challenge, this time to the actual building. This was due to restrictive door widths and entrance staircases.
Whilst the main installation took place in July 2022 with testing, commissioning, completion, and handover of the new facility taking place in December 2022, C&C worked on the initial designs for over a year. Brands used on the project included AEG, Foster Refrigeration, Hobart, Promart Fabrication and Smeg.
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