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Colin Hill specialise in commercial kitchen design

 We are highly experienced commercial kitchen designers and we pride ourselves on providing our clients with high quality kitchen environments that will make the most of any catering operation.

The first stage of any kitchen refurbishment or modification is determining the DESIGN.


Our industry proven design system

1.Planning Permission

If you are embarking on a new adventure of opening a new catering kitchen you will require planning permission for a change of use application.


2. Kitchen Type

Fine dining, bistro, banquet, regeneration etc? Whether your commercial kitchen will be intended for a large, busy restaurant environment or a small school or care home, we at Colin Hill will match your kitchen design plans to best suit the purpose of your kitchen project.


3. Kitchen Area

With the space in your allocated area for the commercial kitchen, important things to plan around are the service points within the area (gas, electric and water). Also looking at storage and preparation spaces to create a good flow of works.


4. Services

This point is a vital part of the planning stage within your design we look at what energy sources are currently available and if need be can be brought in.


5. Capitol Distribution

As like many things we buy, a commercial kitchen has a wide range of options which can significantly increase the cost.  Our team can offer expert advice on which product solution is best suited to your specific requirement and space.


6. Equipment Requirements

gas, electric, duty, brand, budget, green?

  • What energy source have we got available for running your catering equipment?
  • Has the kitchen got 3 phase available or are you tied to gas?
  • What equipment pieces do you require to complete your menu?


7. Ventilation/ Fire Suppression Requirements

All of the points above are taken into account to specify the most cost effective system, whether you are in need of a wall, island or condense canopy. Fire suppression can be a consideration when designing your extraction system. A variety of systems can be beneficial to your set up.


8. Flow Plan 

We follow a process to make sure service in your kitchen will run as smoothly as it possibly can. The space shall be designed so that there is a continuous progression of food from delivery to storage, through to preparation and the finished product, avoiding cross contamination.


9. Compliance with Legislation

Working to meet all health and safety legislation and law, you can be reassured that your workforce is also safeguarded from risks and hazards; after all, your business needs them to function in a safe environment.


10. CAD Drawings Production 

Using all of the above to create a CAD drawing for installation purposes. This will include all new service locations and equipment specifications.

If you are thinking of having a commercial kitchen designed and installed, modified or upgraded or you are wanting to take advantage of our other services, please feel free to talk to us and we will see how we can help to make the most of your budget.


Colin Hill have provided the Bar & Catering Industry with quality, dependable products and services for nearly 40 years.

As one of the UK’s leading independent operators, we are able to provide a complete solution to meet all of your individual requirements giving unrivalled value for money and choice.



Colin Hill are the UK’s leading independent operator, We have provided the Bar & Catering Industry with quality, dependable products and services for nearly 40 years. We provide complete solutions to meet all of your individual requirements giving unrivalled value for money and choice.  



colin hill online catering superstore

Looking for great offers on Bar and Catering equipment, then look no further. Colin Hill Online is our Catering Equipment Superstore where you can find anything from large industrial appliances like ovens and glass washers to knives, chefs clothing and pots & pans.