The University of Hull – Staff House (Phase 2)

Contract Length – 6 Months
Contract Value – £110,000.00 + VAT
Contract Scope – 1400 Covers per day

Marshall Catering Equipment were appointed as catering consultants to work alongside a project team comprising of Cushman & Wakefield (project managers), Fuse Studios (architects), McWilliam Associates (M&E consultants) and The University of Hull (client) to design the catering facilities within the “UoH, Staff House Kitchen”, the job was to be split on to two phases (Phase 1 – Production Kitchen, Phase 2 – Food Service Counter & Bar Areas) to the following design briefs;

Phase 2 – To design a fit for purpose food service area to serve a wide and varied menu of products. The area must be well thought out to offer a workable customer flow, while splitting the queues between different service stations offering different products. It is the aim of the client to increase throughput of the area and offer the customer an improved and exciting experience. The facility must be capable of serving up to and including 600 lunch covers in the “Myton” Refectory and serve as a “overflow” make up area for up to and including 500 banquet covers in the “Lindsey” Banquet Hall. The facility was to include the following areas of service;

  • Bakery Area (with theatre cooking solution)
  • Street Food Area (with theatre cooking solution)
  • All Day Breakfast Area (with theatre cooking solution)
  • Traditional Offering
  • Dessert offering
  • Salad Bar
  • Protein / Baked Potato Station
  • Chilled Beverage / Sandwich Area (grab and go style).

As part of our consultancy package we were tasked with preparing two comprehensive Tender documents to be issued within the main contractor package in order to ensure that the client gets the best possible value for money and transparency in terms of the equipment and service that will be received. The main Tender document was submitted to six main contractors to price, with a list of approved catering contractors included by the client. We were lucky enough to be successful with both phase 1 and 2 bids and entered in to a contract to provide the works with Sewell Construction Group & Geo. Houlton Construction respectively. The Commercial Catering Package was completed over 10% under the initial budget figures.