National Supermarket Chain Headquarters


Design, Manufacture, Supply and Install​ / 4.6-meter x 2.8-meter stainless steel island extract canopy / Bespoke low velocity air input plenum / CK ReCirc™ Unit / Materials Type / 304 stainless steel baffle filters


CK Direct were recently involved in the refurbishment at the headquarters of a national supermarket chain, the refurbishment involved changing existing office space into a food demonstration and teaching area. CK Direct were appointed to design, manufacture, supply and install a kitchen ventilation system to serve the new front and back of house cook lines. This was going to be a challenging design as the landlords existing ventilation systems were working at full capacity and the full glass structure of the building meant there was no way to get mechanical extract or supply systems to atmosphere.

The only option CK Direct had was to offer a CK ReCirc™ unit to the client to serve the island canopy, along with all the associated ductwork. The CK ReCirc™ unit provided extract to the island canopy and put the extracted air through the CK ReCirc™ extensive filtration system which allowed the filtered air to be recovered and utilise to provide make-up air to the back and front of house areas.

CK Direct had to fully design a bespoke double bank extract island canopy as the front of house had two opposing cook lines. The client had within their brief that they wanted large monitors to be placed on the front of the island canopy so CK Direct also had to design a bespoke low velocity air entry plenum chamber which would disperse the as a downward air curtain without causing cross breeze or discomfort to staff or visitors.

After extensive research and testing, CK Direct proved the CK ReCirc™ Unit was up to the job and has received ecstatic reviews from the directors and management, as without this piece of equipment the project was unable to achieve the kitchen ventilation system.

The ReCirc unit was an important part of this project, as were the rest of the works including the extract hoods, and ductwork all fabricated in our Peterborough factory.

CK Direct Ltd can provide design advice and will gladly visit your site to help you understand and design your ventilation system. Whether standard or bespoke, simple or challenging; we can deliver.

Testimonials for CK Direct
Even though the Canopy was not a regular size, that didn’t seem to faze the estimator at CK Direct Ltd. Turnaround time and price were extremely competitive compared to the other extraction companies...
David Martin

Contracts Manager, Opera Grill Chester

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