Refurbishment of a campsite services facility at a popular country park provided an unusual testing ground for part of a new stainless steel kitchen furniture range developed for the professional catering sector. But after a full seasonā€™s camping at Emberton Country Park, the double bowl sinktop from GEC Andersonā€™s new DecimetricĀ® range has met all expectations and is set for a long service life.

Emberton Country Park, near Milton Keynes, was developed from disused gravel workings and is today an attractive parkland setting of 200 acres. It caters for a variety of uses and includes 58 pitches for tents and touring caravans, rally fields, lake and river fishing, a conservation area, childrenā€™s play areas, a shop and washroom/toilet facilities.

As part of a major refurbishment of the services block for campers in the touring field, Milton Keynes Councilā€™s Construction Services Department refitted the washroom where campers wash their crockery and cooking utensils. After another supplier was unable to deliver a suitable sinktop within the councilā€™s timeframe, Robert Gritton, Project Manager for Milton Keynes Council, shopped around for a cost effective alternative ā€“ and became one of the first customers to order from the DecimetricĀ® range.

ā€œGEC Anderson was able to custom make the sinktop in a very short time, and everyone has been very pleased with it. Iā€™m very glad that the other make was not available,ā€ he says. ā€œThe other big advantage of the DecimetricĀ® product is that its 100mm modular size increments permit specification of the largest possible unit to fit a space, without the premium of a true bespoke installation.ā€

The DecimetricĀ® sinktop is extremely durable, but requires minimal maintenance. Park Manager David MacCarter says: ā€œItā€™s really solid, well made and it will never wear out. The cleaners just give it a wipe over every day: itā€™s easy to keep clean and it looks great.ā€

The 1,700 x 600mm sinktop of commercial grade stainless steel has a water-retaining 40mm lipped edge at the front and sides, and an 85mm sloping upstand at the back. The bowls are 400 x 400 x 250mm and positioned 100mm apart, centrally along the length of the sinktop. Both have 38mm outlets and two 30mm diameter tapholes at 200mm centres behind each bowl. The sinktop stands on square section stainless steel legs with adjustable feet. A solid stainless steel shelf is fitted under the sinktop.

The new DecimetricĀ® range from GEC Anderson offers a flexible and comprehensive selection of sinks, surfaces, support frames, cabinets and shelving. The range was developed mainly for the professional catering market, but its versatility, good looks and

low maintenance requirements make it an excellent choice for applications requiring hard-wearing and hygienic surfaces. DecimetricĀ® units are easy to specify and are offered in sizes from 500-3,000mm, with 100mm sizing increments (100mm = 1 decimetre). The modular approach makes for economy and short delivery times.

Founded in England in 1962, GEC Anderson has pioneered the development of made-to-measure stainless steel products. Today, the companyā€™s range includes bowls, worktops, cabinets, shelving and sanitaryware for use in domestic, commercial and specialist environments. All products are manufactured to ISO 9001 and backed by a comprehensive support service from planning and product specification to installation and maintenance.