WESTMINSTER ABBEY CELLARIUM CAFE OPENED BY HRH DUKE OF EDINBURGH – Fulcrum’s kitchen and serveries in full-swing!

On October 23rd, 2012, posted in: All by david

David Burnett attended the official opening of the Cellarium Cafe at Westminster Abbey on 17 October where Prince Phillip unveiled a plaque to commemorate the occasion. Fulcrum designed, supplied and installed the Main Kitchen, Cold Room, extract canopy, fire suppression system and gas interlock system.
A highly complex build with many cutting-edge technologies, the construction also faced a highly pressured programme which clearly presented a unique set of challenges. Offering help and flexibility throughout to Main Contractors, Noble & Taylor, we were rewarded with a prestigious scheme to add to our portfolio, despite the higher than average stress levels! Calm man-management & contractor liaison being key to keeping everything on track……

Caterers, Benugo, fully suited for the presentation!

Compact Wash-up in area in full flow

Part of the contract was the fit-out of the Basement and First Floor servery areas with a mix of high-end countering including American oak, white marble and Corian finishes around stainless steel frames and sinks. Equipment included premium bottle cooling, espresso coffee stations, waiters stations and meet’n’greet pedestals. 

Architects, Panter Hudspith, were in close liaison with Fulcrum throughout co-ordinating technical issues back of house as well as the design front-of-house where impact was of utmost importance. The final result sat comfortably within the setting of the Cellarium’s ancient walls

High-end front-of-house countering by Fulcrum


First Floor Servery Area


Caterers Benugo provided a spectacular array of delicious canapés for the well-attended function and early reports are that Head Chef, Earl and Managers, Jo and Harry are very happy indeed with the layout of the kitchen and it’s capability to serve both daily cafe service but also busy events such as the Royal opening.
FULCRUM – Design & Project Management
Be sure to ask about our wide experience in catering design and project management if you have a scheme requiring this invaluable assistance.
Call David Burnett directly on: 01672 515990
DJB 23.10.12

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