Mill Hill & Seymour Schools




Seymour & Mill Hill School – United Learning


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Introduction / Scope:

We were fortunate to be appointed in spring 2022 to undertake the replacement, reconfiguration and installation of two commercial kitchens for the student’s lunches at Mill Hill and Seymour Schools in Crawley. Both schools had to have asbestos removed in varying quantities prior to the works starting. Each school also had to have structural alterations, newly dug underground services and manholes, adaptations and new strengthening to existing roof spaces to accommodate new commercial kitchen extract plant.

Both projects were undertaken within interface with the schools' incumbent contractors, nominated Airdale kitchen suppliers, and our domestic supply chain. Each project was fitted out with new hygienic wall and floor finishes to a commercial standard.



The tender only had a preliminary drainage design within it and it was down to us during the enabling works to survey, condition review with sight of existing invert levels to produce a workable design with the existing constraints. The kitchen contractor Airdale also required a plug and play installation to allow to meet the programme.



Through the process of validation, investigation, and surveying, we worked with the structural engineer and civil consultant to produce a design that worked for the project and within the confines of the site boundaries. With up front design meeting all the feeds, builders works and supplies to the kitchen were coordinated with Airdale to ensure minimal disruption to the programme.


Materials and components:

  1. Removal of asbestos to all affected areas
  2. Structural alterations to existing building
  3. Roof strengthening
  4. Form roof apertures for extraction and supply system
  5. New civils drainage design with inspection chambers
  6. New external grade doors to existing fabric walls
  7. Block up existing windows and create end door openings
  8. Installation of DDA gradient ramp
  9. Internal alterations to building structures and wall layout
  10. Demolition of all existing finishes
  11. Introduction of new partition layout
  12. Installation of new lockable fire rated serving hatch
  13. New commercial grade kitchen hood extractions system
  14. New roof lights
  15. White rock wall finishes
  16. Vinyl floor finishes
  17. New hygienic ceilings
  18. New surface mounted power
  19. New modular lighting
  20. Fire alarm alterations
  21. Commercial grade Airdale kitchen and extraction hood