Space worked closely with main project interior designers Lifeforms, led by designer Lee Pollock, and Oojam director Michael Beard, to take an empty kitchen space and make it work operationally and within Lifeform’s restaurant design.
Lifeforms wanted to transform the whole Indian dining experience by actually showing food being made in front of guests’ eyes. That required a show-piece kitchen with the right flows and high performance equipment to cope with constant heat from the extensive off-the-wok menu.
Space really focussed on the detail and used the latest technology to visualise the Restaurant Kitchen Design and layout, letting the team see what the end result would look like before work began.
Space specified two Charvet 900 ranges, one solely for wok cooking and one with an oven, making them the stars of the kitchen. Together they make a powerful and practical combination for the chefs to create their Indian dishes with a twist, whilst diners enjoy the thrilling spectacle of flame-powered cooking.
Space also helped create two state-of-the-art solutions for front of house displays. The team built the carcass and provided the refrigeration for a large chilled breakfast goods display. This gleaming white larder style unit is simply pulled out and stocked up when needed, gliding effortlessly away after use.
Under the counters meanwhile Space created and fitted six stylish wine and drinks coolers fronted in a warm raspberry coloured veneer, the perfect foil for the crisp white casing and walls.
“Space’s enthusiasm for the project was fitting given Oojam means just that in Hindi,” says Michael Beard, Director of Operations, Oojam. “This, combined with their great technical and design knowledge, were key reasons we worked with them. They delivered a scheme that met the design brief effectively, that looked the part and that really works, whilst supporting us brilliantly all the way through. It’s a great partnership and one we’re sure will continue.”