Alongside the design team at Space, Holmes created a winning design for a servery at Frensham Heights School in Farnham, Surrey with the contract caterer Holroyd Howe. The previous servery was an unattractive and congested space with old style counters that didn’t make the most of the food service room.
The brief was for a new servery that would be suitable for younger pupils, from 3 years old, up to the older six-formers at the school. The counter had to serve the whole school community for break, lunch and supper, as well as providing a welcoming space at the weekend for the whole boarding community of 60 mixed-age pupils.
The counters were designed with drop sections to be accessible to the younger pupils to self- serve. A dual flow layout allowed half of the servery to be closed down when not required, to make it a more inviting, smaller space for the boarders.
The design included a hot snack bar offering jacket potatoes, soup, sandwiches and stews and an enormous island counter for fresh and healthy salad and fruit options. The finishes
The finished counters needed to provide a homely feel, so were finished with a light and rustic looking coloured wood planking. The end result was an attractive and multi-functional servery area that would be a good feature to present to new parents to the school.
Timings to complete the whole project were extremely tight, Holmes were allowed a 3-day installation window finishing on Christmas Eve, and the whole job was delivered on time, on budget and with no snagging issues.