In the summer of 2019, EFD were invited to Heacham Manor Hotel and Golf Club in North Norfolk, by owner Paul Searle, to discuss an exciting kitchen and interior design project.

The Grade II listed Manor House, surrounded by one of the UK’s most transcendent golf courses was going to expand and create a brand-new contemporary environment, appealing to both the current loyal golfing community, and a vast range of new customers.

After a series of consultation meetings, Paul offered EFD the opportunity to, not only, design and install the new 80sq2 commercial kitchen area, but also create the interior environments for the entire building, consisting of; three large bar areas, a flexible function and wedding room, a golf shop, changing rooms, up-market shower & toilet facilities, a glorious terrace area, and seven 1st floor bedrooms with en suites.

Kitchen Design & Installation

In order to provide a high-quality all-day traditional menu, EFD worked with industry leading manufacturers throughout the kitchen design.

Traditional grilling and powerful frying systems provided by Falcon Foodservice were used to create that rustic, authentic flavour, with Rational Combination Ovens providing a reliable backbone and consistency of quality cooking.

Due to their sublime array of fridge cabinets and counters, market leading, UK manufacturer Williams Refrigeration were chosen for the various preparation and storage units throughout the kitchen, including a remote walk-in coldstore chiller.

A bespoke and fast-turnaround wash up area was essential for this environment, and with clever fabrication design and a robust Meiko dishwasher we know that this set up will thrive under even the busiest of sittings. Remember, the site could potentially host a large wedding, on top of dinner service at two large bars and outside seating at the same time.

All kitchen, prep areas and food handling corridors were fitted out with the sturdy Altro ‘Whiterock’ Wall Cladding, interlocked into durable ‘Stronghold’ vinyl flooring. This creates the most hygienic and safe working environments for staff and visitors possible. Elite Interiors are approved Altro installers and our first call when undertaking safety conscious projects like this.

Interior Design & Fit Out

It was agreed that the purpose-built Pavilion, should be a lovely contemporary space with a fairly neutral palette in order to cater for its varying guests. EFD would create the environments, with both the site builder RobSons and our sister company Elite Interiors carrying out the fit out.

A vibrant and modern take on the traditional tartan-style carpet was incorporated throughout the building’s corridors and bar areas. Manufactured by Wilton Carpets, their durable woven British wool adds not only long-lasting durability but a smart fashionable foundation for the walls, features and furniture to stand out.

Along with the hard-wearing Wilton, we used the strong and stylish Karndean commercial wood-effect planks to create warm, but easy-to-maintain bar areas - using a slightly more modern style in the bars, and then a darker, more rustic, style in the conference/wedding rooms.

A series of bespoke half and full-height wall panels were created to add elegance around the corridors and bar areas, creating a modern-classic look.

At great consideration, recessed lighting features were formed into the ceilings to break up the plainness of the flat surfaces, and incorporate the necessary joists, ducting and air conditioning routes throughout the building.

Bespoke joinery furniture was necessary to accommodate the bespoke nature and expected durability of the environment. Elite Interiors undertook the manufacture of all bathroom sink units, bar counters, lockers, toilet cubicles & book shelves utilising strong reliable materials and exceptional craftmanship.

EFD worked closely with Boss Contract Furniture, who supplied their usual brand of exciting well-built furniture with the latest industry-standard upholstery options and finishes. Their coordination and diligence throughout the project was exceptional and highly recommended.

The project was designed throughout late 2019 and install works carried out during the extremely difficult UK lockdown period in 2020-2021. Clever and foresightful product procurement was essential to avoid any specification changes and disruptions, and EFD’s onsite project management ensured that the job was installed safely and efficiently in order to meet the challenging hand over dates.

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