MARENO @ Borrowdale Gates Hotel

Lakes, teams up with Grande Cuisine to deliver a centre island and kitchen redesign in record time.

January 2020 has got off to a flying start for Lakes with 5 kitchen upgrades to complete before February, one of the more challenging projects was at the Borrowdale Gates Hotel.

Borrowdale Gates a 4-star country house hotel which is set in the beautiful Borrowdale valley close to the shores of Derwent Water which Wainwright described as the ‘loveliest square mile in Lakeland’.

Lakes had a two-week window to rip out the existing kitchen, dig up the floor, lay new drains and then install new Altro non slip safety floor, extract ventilation system, along with the install and commission a new centre Island cooking suite which consisted primarily of a MARENO Star 90 gas suite, Rational Combi oven and Adande refrigerated drawers.

Leigh Howard commented- We worked closely with Grande Cuisine and the head chef, Chris Standhaven to achieve his ideal layout and configuration for the modules that made up the final suite, with the Christmas shut down period all the loose ends had to be tied up well in advance, so we could hit the ground running for the shutdown window.

The project was a tight schedule given the flooring preparation works required before we could commence the main installation of the upgrade to the gas pipe work and main equipment, but we are pleased to have been able to hand over 3 days ahead of plan.

Following a joint site hand over with Steve Hobbs from Grande Cuisine the hotel will open for guest from the 24th January 2020.