Project: The Well Spa
Category: Spa Resort
Where: Oslo – Norway
Line: System 850
Partner: Metos AS

The Well is a spa and bathhouse resort in Kolbotn, a few kilometers outside Oslo. At 10,500 Sq M it is the largest Spa resort in the Nordic countries with 11 swimming pools (indoor and outdoor), 15 saunas and Turkish baths, more than 100 showers, a bath with Japanese Onsen hot springs, an oriental Hammam, several relaxation rooms, a restaurant and several bars.  This makes The Well a genuine paradise for mind and body.

The brief

  • The development was initially launched in 2015 as a day spa with the intention to expand the offer to include overnight accommodation as a wellness retreat.
  • From the early design stage it was evident that the existing kitchen would have to be modified to meet the needs of the restaurant, with its a la carte menu for lunch, dinner and breakfast service, preparation for conference and meeting buffets and room-service meals.
  • One of the most difficult challenges was therefore to increase the productivity of the kitchen whilst maintaining the original kitchen footprint, to streamline production and workflow and maximizing storage space.

The solution

  • Following detailed analysis of the foodservice areas,  opportunities for improvement were identified and solutions proposed.
  • Between the customer and consultant, a decision was made to proceed with a high-performance workstation that was capable of responding to the varied daily and seasonal menus. Flexibility was therefore critical in their final evaluation
  • The result was the inclusion of an Ambach cooking island from the System 850 line, almost 4.5 meters long, consisting of two induction ranges, two induction woks, a plancha and clever use of refrigerated counters and drawers.