CRS supplied a number of different refrigerated displays to Farndon Fields as well as the required shopfitting works and over all project management, styling and other retail related fixtures and fittings. The specifics of this project were:
- New and refinished multi decks to accommodate butchery, cheese and deli items
- “U” shaped refrigerated Deli and cheese counter run
- Glass fronted refrigerated cheese back wall display behind cheese counter
- Pegboard wall behind deli counter
- Ambient Deli counter, with till area
- Butchers serve over counters with front panel graphics and movable cutting boards
- Bespoke cutting block with a front display shelf
- Criocabin EPV 20 show unit with glass doors and hanging rail
- Glass fronted back wall fresh meat display chiller – part day store, part dry ager
- Bespoke, shaped fish counter for wet fish on a bed of flaked ice
- Butchery back bar counter, prep station and hand wash
- Back bar for fish with catering sink and hand wash
- Back of house chilled and frozen fish storage
- Undercounter refrigeration units
- Remote refrigeration engineering
- Aesthetic finishes such as a pegboard wall, cladding, decorating, flooring and ticket holders
- Shop fitting labour such as dry lining, drainage and plumbing, flooring and lighting
CRS are proud to have recently completed an extensive refit at Farndon Fields farm shop in Market Harborough. Farndon Fields is an award-winning farm shop situated on the edge of the beautiful historic town of Market Harborough. It has developed since 1983 and today the farm shop showcases the produce grown on the farm, quality meat from local farmers and a large selection of fantastic local and British food that has been hand selected by Kevin, Milly and the team. They strive to provide the community with an environment in which to enjoy the food on offer, be excited by the seasons and experience food that has been grown on the doorstep in Leicestershire, Northampton and Kettering.
CRS were employed to help the team at Farndon create new and enticing delicatessen, cheese and butchery areas, as well as introducing a new fish counter to the Farndon range.
When discussing the aesthetics for the new environment, Milly had a clear vision of what she wanted to achieve and, being a creative person, was very hands on and involved in bringing her ideas to fruition. We supported and guided her in what products and lay out could best represent her ideas, within budget, whilst Milly worked on using authentic farm materials to create finishes unique to her own style.
As with any large project, it is vital to have a clear plan from the outset to be able to build in the relevant services from the beginning to support the anticipated equipment and retail activity. Electrics, plumbing and drainage, refrigeration and lighting are all fundamental in ensuring the creative ideas are actually realistic and achievable. With Farndon Fields, we were working within an existing space, but with a relatively blank canvas for the fresh food areas, and were involved from the start which is always an advantage. However, not all projects are this straight forwards as refits in existing or listed buildings have their own individual set of challenges to over come, as well as certain services which are already present but may require updating, replacing, or fixing before they are serviceable.