Project: Mama Shelter
Category: Hotel
Where: Shoreditch – London – UK
Line: System 850
Partner: Humble Arnold Associates – Foodservice consultant – Shine Foodservice – Kitchen contractor

Mama Shelter, London can be defined as a real ‘urban retreat’ in the heart of East London. Featuring avant-garde design, the hotel houses 194 bedrooms, two Japanese-style karaoke rooms, a gym, an indoor/outdoor courtyard as well as a bar and a restaurant with 100 seats that offers an informal menu based on local and traditional dishes.

The brief

  • For the restaurant kitchen, it was necessary to consider structural restrictions whilst retaining the conceptual design detail that also featured a supporting column in the middle of the space.
  • The suite included both gas and electrical appliances, connected by a pre-installed electrical MCB, gas rail and water connections. A discreet service panel was incorporated into the bottom of the suite, so the main connection points and electrical panel had to be perfectly aligned to facilitate installation and maintenance.
  • From the restaurant, the kitchen is visible on two sides and is a key focal point, so needed to work hard, look good and be easy to keep clean.

The solution

  • Ambach proved to be the best choice to offer a custom solution that took into account the structural and logistical constraints of the project.  System 850 offered the flexibility and performance that met the challenging brief.
  • Access to the room that formed the kitchen was difficult. For this reason, prior to delivery, Ambach incorporated a frame and customized protection solution onto the cooking-suite to facilitate delivery and positioning into the kitchen.
  • The stainless steel plinth, base modules and one-piece top forming the upper part of the System 850 suite, all surround the supporting column, designed and executed with continuity and precision.
  • Keith Elkington Transport undertook the delicate handling and delivery, whilst Shine Foodservice carried out the final positioning and installation under the guidance of senior project manager Mike Coxford.
  • The overall result was a great success for Mama Shelter thanks to the teamwork throughout the project, designed by Humble Arnold and installed by Shine Foodservice.