Bannolds Supplies is one of the UK’s largest independent family run suppliers of natural hard landscaping materials.
Located in the Fens, the Bannold premises are a showcase of gardens displaying creative use of their wares. In these picturesque surroundings the owners were able to transplant an entire railway station complete with carriages, a waiting room and signal box, to provide a truly unique catering venue.
Involved from the outset, Gratte Brothers developed the internal fit out of the designated commercial kitchen located in a refurbished Goods Wagon. Working closely with the client, Gratte Brothers installed a Rationale combi-steamer, under counter refrigeration, a Lincat range cooker and fryer. Classic Stainless Steel was specified for the counters, sinks, worktops and ducting.
The project was a labour of love for the client that required exacting standards of installation. Through design and craftsmanship the services were machined to fit rather than box out the functional areas of the train or shift catering to a purpose built facility. Bespoke canopy and ductwork shaped to fit flush with the curved carriage roof were specified, the space was configured and reconfigured to allow best access and exhausts were sensitively designed to match the 1920s Pullman carriage lines.