Housed in the former BBC Radio 1 HQ in the heart of central London, with a secret record room hidden downstairs, Caravan Fitzrovia offers signature all day dining and ‘well travelled’ flavours from morning to night. The main dining rooms are lined by a bustling cocktail and coffee bar and defined by blush brick screens.
The Caravan Fitzrovia project presented the Advance team with a number of access challenges. This included the careful positioning of a 1.5 tonnes pizza oven into the basement, via pavement access hatch. In addition the low ceiling heights meant that the installation of the kitchen equipment had to take on a coordinated approach with the ventilation supplier, which serviced the ICON Angelo Po linear suite.
Advance supported on this extensive project (the second with this client), by designing and installing the main kitchen in the basement, the bar on the ground floor, as well as creating and installing the first take out area for the brand. The design of Caravan ‘GPS’ was meticulously considered to deliver the clients requirement of multiple on site operations throughout the day, with varying peaks of trading. The central gantry in the kitchen enabled clear sections to be managed, and with good communication links between the chefs. The site has a bar that spans the length of the premises, and houses Caravan’s notorious coffee set up, which winds its way to the take out area. This is again a busy area, especially in the morning, but this is supported with a 700CT Thermodyne to manage the holding of hold product at peak times, without any deterioration or yield loss.
Thermodyne, Angelo Po, Osborne Classeq, Winterhalter, Advance Fabrication, Advance Coldrooms, Fosters, Hubbard, Mechline, Williams, Rational, EAIS, Clayoven, Hoshizaki