Somerset County Council commissioned Futures for Somerset to deliver a number of finishing kitchen facilities to help provide Universal Free School Meals to primary schools across the county. Futures for Somerset worked with RG Spiller to deliver a range of remodelling and refurbishment projects. The kitchen facilities were successfully completed in late 2014 and now service a large number of primary schools in Somerset.
Futures for Somerset provided Feasibility, Project Management and Employer’s Agent services to this project. Our early engagement with the project helped to identify a suitable site and assist the Council in find a way to deliver on an accelerated timescale to ensure that their statutory responsibilities could be met as soon as possible.
Futures for Somerset also assisted Somerset County Council in procuring a catering contract with BAM FM to cover the provision of meals into Somerset schools from a number of finishing kitchens.
The project cost in the region of £300,000 and was delivered over a 12 week period across a number of sites. This project is a good example of the benefits that partnering can bring, enabling challenging targets to be achieved through the strength of existing relationships and contracts.