Newcastle University “en-countered” success when it awarded CHR Equipment Ltd the contract to design, produce and fit the service counter in its new Bistro Café.
This new and modern café space, located on the Newcastle University campus, is a redevelopment of an old document store. The Bistro Café is open to students and visitors to the campus between 8am-5pm daily and offers seating for more than 120. The catering team, headed by Margaret Hunter, Director of Accommodation and Hospitality Services, wanted to create a modern, inviting environment where people would gravitate to and enjoy relaxing in.
“The service counter has a big job to do,” said Margaret. “We offer an extensive menu with hot and cold meals, salad bars, snacks and a wide selection of drinks all of which need to be well presented, easily accessible and stored at the correct temperature. At the same time the service counter is a key part of the Bistro design and really needed to look the part.
“CHR tendered for the job and offered a competitive solution. They really listened to our requirements as well as making some insightful suggestions. The design was just what we were looking for and the project went without a hitch from design to completion. I’ve worked with CHR in the past and knew they were up to the job, I wasn’t disappointed.”