GastroNorth Ltd have linked up with Sir Robert McAlpine on another education sector project to deliver a state of the art dining facility for the students at Thorp Academy in Gateshead.

The £14.5 million pound facility revamp is to be completed in 3 separate stages, starting out with the development, design and build of the STEM building (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) which will contain the academy dining area and associated catering facilities.

Thorp Academy, which has just under 1300 students and employs around 160 staff is one of many developments in the North East which GastroNorth Ltd are proud to have worked with recently.

Project Manager Paul Swift commented: “It’s always nice to be involved with a project which is on the doorstep, it means we can liaise face to face with the main contractor to ensure we are working together every step of the way. The kitchen layout flows well and the catering team are very happy with their working environment. It’s all about understanding the needs of the people that will be using the kitchen on a daily basis.”

The kitchen features, Blue Seal prime cooking equipment, Unox combination ovens, Williams Cold rooms, Hobart warewashing, Moffat counters and CED fabrication. GastroNorth Ltd are specialists in the supply and installation of education sector catering facilities and Thorp academy is another sterling example of our work.