Bespoke commercial refrigeration

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M&E contractor, Synecore has built custom made walk-in cold room suites, blast chilling and freezing facilities, and central production units for some of the busiest commercial kitchens and food retailers in London and across the wider UK. With immense experience in providing commercial refrigeration for restaurants of all sizes, Synecore has developed partnerships with leading brands within the hospitality sector. Five Guys, Malmaison Hotels, Madison, Millennium Foods, Wasabi and Paul Bakery are just a few of the brands to benefit from Synecore’s design and manufacturing expertise.

Favoured by restaurants and commercial kitchen contractors, Synecore creates bespoke facilities that are not only functional and practical, but also aesthetically pleasing. There are no perimeters to Synecore’s design and construction capabilities. The team work hard to develop the refrigeration systems that consistently perform well and can be replicated in multiple outlets.

“When fulfilling the refrigeration requirements of a commercial kitchens or front of house display units we always inspect the premises first to attain if there is suitable space and if it’s possible to install an external plant,” explains Synecore’s Managing Director, Paul Thomas. “We have a very skilled team of engineers and designers, who solve very complex technical issues every day, so there a few limitations when it comes to building cold rooms and central production facilities.

“With any commercial refrigeration it is crucial it’s well maintained and meets strict Fgas regulations. For our maintenance (PPM) clients, we attend each site to educate the staff on how to avoid needless call outs, such as over stocking, leaving the cold room door open and avoiding incidents where the power supply to a refrigeration cabinet is turned off.”

One of Synecore’s most challenging projects was for a meat curing room at SMOAK Restaurant in Manchester, owned by Malmaison Hotels. The curing room was to become a centre piece to the front of house restaurant. It needed to be lit perfectly in order to display the hung meats in an artistic manor, while providing the ideal ambient temperature for curing meat.

“Every walk-in cold room we design is bespoke and this project was testament to our ability to follow a very strict design brief,” explains Thomas. “The angles were very tight, however this suited our insulated panel system, which meant we could cut them very accurately and use every inch of space. For display purposes we used heated glass panels that meant there would be no condensation that could potentially reduce the visual effect.”

Synecore worked closely with the interior designers to ensure the design brief was met and the end result was a beautifully crafted glass and zinc-plated cold room. The jaw-dropping focal point has since proven a resounding success among the restaurant staff and its customers.

Cold room construction must be completely safe and efficient and a product that Synecore consistently champions is the PIR fire rated panels by KINGSPAN. These LPCB approved panels have exceptional fire ratings and eco credentials, making them a firm favourite among architects and designers. Coupled with an efficient plant, they are ideal for maintaining a consistent temperature in all single and dual compartment cold rooms.

Synecore’s all-encompassing mechanical and electrical services are favoured among leading brands within the hospitality sector. Its turnkey solutions for complex central production facilities and display refrigeration units have been commended by clients, who return time and time again.

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