Ivy Gate Lodge

IDL were pleased to supply new commercial kitchen equipment for Ivy Gate Lodge, Southport. This enabled staff to prepare high quality meals in a clean and functional environment

Ivy Gate Lodge is located in the seaside town of Southport, just a short walk from the coast. It is a modern care home which provides a secure and comfortable environment for older people who are living with dementia.

Central to the care offered by Ivy Gate Lodge, are the meals offered to the residents. Individual dietary requirements are catered for by the chef and catering team with a range of nutritious and freshly prepared meals.

It is important that the kitchen is well equipped to cope with demanding mealtimes. With this in mind, the new build residential home had to feature high spec equipment in a well-designed kitchen.

Amy Parry, Sales Director of IDL, commented,

“We really enjoyed creating high spec kitchen facilities at Ivy Gate Lodge. It was a challenging project, but equally as rewarding.

By the time we had been instructed to proceed with the above, the building works had progressed significantly and therefore lead times were tight.

This was further compounded with the fact that at the time the catering equipment industry, like many other industries, was struggling to source materials and components. Not only that, but logistics and deliveries were also massively affected with a shortage of drivers.

It wasn’t uncommon for lead times of certain parts to have quadrupled!

However, even with the external challenges posed by the industry, we delivered the project successfully and handed the kitchen over on time and within the agreed budget.”

Ivy Gate Lodge Commercial Kitchen

Since the new commercial kitchen has been installed, the catering team at Ivy Gate Lodge have benefitted from the new equipment and setup. The food storage and preparation surfaces have been designed in a way to allow most of the food preparation to take place before being moved to the cooking area.

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