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CLIENT: South Downs Nurseries

PROJECT LOCATION: Hassocks | South East

South Downs is a busy garden centre based in Hassocks, Sussex who expanded their catering facilities. Vision worked South Downs to provide the kitchen and servery counter within their new coffee shop.

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The newly built coffee shop facility is set within a large spacious barn structure which spans 50 metres high and provides space for 175 diners. The building will contain the new Heritage and Craft Centre which is due for completion in 2016. The stunning building has feature wooden beams and so Vision's innovative design had to be built around these structures. 

Vision worked with South Downs to design a state of the art kitchen capable of producing their exciting new wide-ranging menu which includes the use of fresh, seasonal fruit, vegetables and herbs from their on-site gardens. 

Vision worked alongside JQ Contracts in order to provide a servery counter with natural oak hardwood detailing which compliments the rustic feel of the interiors and offers customers a welcoming and homely environment.



'We are delighted with the kitchen design solution and subsequent equipment and installation service we have received from Vision. Our new Coffee Shop and Restaurant in the South Downs is a quantum leap forward from the old one and has included more than a doubling in capacity. 

We have great plans for it and the layout and efficiency of the kitchen is absolutely key to us. We have only been open in our new green oak barn building for one month, but we can already see that the kitchen is more than fit for purpose and the layout and machinery both work well for us and, critically are scalable. Perhaps the most striking aspect of the project was that, through a close working relationship with Vision, we were able to close our old Coffee Shop at the end of business on a Sunday as normal and then open for business the next morning in the new Coffee Shop, all without a hitch. 

We are very pleased to have done business with Vision and for our (grand!) designs to have been fully realised by them.'

- Paul Mead, Coffee Shop Manager, South Downs Nurseries

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