Commercial kitchen ventilation experts Mansfield Pollard were appointed by Western Blueprint to design and install a bespoke extraction system in the new kitchen at the iconic Somerset House in central London.
The Bradford based air management experts were approached by Western Blueprint to work on the project thanks to their industry-leading reputation for developing best in class bespoke solutions for the most complex and challenging kitchen ventilation applications.
Due to the restricted size of the kitchen, the project required an innovative design as there was a substantial amount of air to move through a limited amount of space. Working together with Western Blueprint, Mansfield Pollard’s experts overcame the logistical challenges and designed and installed four kitchen canopies, the largest of which was a 10 metre L shaped wall mounted unit.
Fire rated ductwork systems were also installed to serve each of the canopies: in total handling an air volume of 5.60m³/s. The company then completed the project with a bespoke sound attenuation system and high level grease / odour reduction technology ensuring that the stringent planning conditions were met.
David Canham at Western Blueprint said: “We were delighted to be appointed as the contractor for the Somerset House project. We have an outstanding track record of completing projects on time and it was of up most importance that our suppliers share the same ethos.”
Scott Donoghue, Kitchen Ventilation Manager at Mansfield Pollard said: “The brief for Somerset House was incredibly challenging and enabled us to demonstrate our ability to provide a complete packaged solution.
“Our reputation has been built on the successful delivery of complex projects and we are delighted that Western Blueprint were impressed with our team.”
Western Blueprint Limited is one of the UK’s leading restaurant design and build companies. Operating throughout the UK, the firm offers a full design and build service to contract caterers, architects and private clients.
Mansfield Pollard produces an innovative range of high-quality products including air handling units, kitchen canopies, air conditioning systems and both vibration and acoustic management systems all of which deliver best in class performance and efficiency.