Case Study: Royal Wimbledon Golf Club
Royal Wimbledon Golf Club moved to its current location in the 1900s, and it has been widely considered as one of the finest courses in the country. It has an overwhelming sense of history being one of the three oldest clubs in England and despite its close proximity to the centre of London, the course is set in calm surroundings.
A £1.25 million investment is was made, focussing on refurbishing the golf club's kitchen and staff facilities. Upon completion in Autumn 2008, the improvements have made the clubhouse even more welcoming for members who are already rightly proud of their club. During this time of refurbishment, full catering was required to be continuously operating during the ongoing building works. Dawsongroup were asked to supply appropriate temporary facilities and equipment to enable this, over an initial six-month period.
Dawsongroup worked closely with the Royal Wimbledon Golf Club to ensure the facility proposed matched the needs and standards of their current kitchens. A linked facility comprising of a 25ft Commander kitchen and a 16ft Companion kitchen was proposed after consultations and a site survey. The larger kitchen was fitted out as the prime cooking area with equipment including a six burner range, double basket fryer and salamander grill alongside chilled and frozen storage units, while the Companion unit was designed for dishwashing. Both units were linked to the club house by an 8.1m corridor link which enabled the operations not to be interrupted by inclement weather, and also allowed the high service and productivity levels to be maintained throughout.
Dawsongroup's focus was on providing a first rate service from initial contact through to collection, ensuring every obstacle was dealt with in advance. This was particularly important in this case, where narrow roads leading up to the club and the need to position the kitchen units with a crane over existing buildings were issues dealt with faultlessly. It is due to this attention to detail coupled with a modern flexible product that Dawsongroup are able to take on projects of any size or duration.