Design + Construction of a new commercial kitchen
Total Special Projects delivered the Design and Construction of a new commercial kitchen and associated works.
The facility comprises a state of the art commercial kitchen with eight fully-equipped training stations to accommodate up to 15 students, a dedicated area of coffee machines for barista training, plus a spacious outdoor deck and landscaped gardens with vegetable beds to support the hospitality program’s emphasis on ‘paddock to plate’. It is hoped the facility can eventually be used to cater for internal and external functions and events, while the deck will provide a great gathering space.
The facility will be a major boost for the local tourism industry where operators have identified a skills gap in hospitality and related services. The Yarra Valley is the second major tourist destination in Victoria outside of Melbourne so the opportunities for students are tremendous and growing all the time.
The ‘remote’ location of the project was logistically challenging for waste disposal as our usual skip/bin providers did not extend their services this far out of the CBD.
Mobile phone coverage, or a lack thereof, meant out site team would take it in turns to drive into the town centre to get coverage and retrieve messages / make calls.
Guy has a wealth of experience within the construction industry. With roles as Design Manager, Project Manager, Construction Manager and General Manager, he has successfully completed many projects over the 22 years in the industry. His project portfolio includes sectors such as health, commercial, industrial and residential – new constructions, refurbishments and fit outs. Guy’s strength is his strong collaborative skills, and ability to bring the best out of people and a project.