community A Cambridge church building its multi-million-pound facility approached Kitchensmiths for all of its kitchen and café requirements. It’s not just homes which have beautiful Kitchensmiths kitchens – a Cambridge church now has a great new facility. The C3 Centre in Coldhams Lane aims to reach the community around the church, as well as provide refreshments for its 700-plus congregation, so it turned to Kitchensmiths for help. Kitchensmiths recommended using the Unitec door style from Bax Kitchens, which offers the most robust finish suitable for multi-use spaces. Project director Chris Webster said: “The original brief for this new-build project had only a tea point, but the church needed kitchen facilities to support its current and future catering needs, such as lunch clubs, training events, plus day-to-day church activities and functions.” In addition to the new kitchen facilities, the church now has a chic café, designed by Kitchensmiths, which has a complex, stepped Corian worksurface with matching worktop and wall panelling. “For example, one such activity is the Friday Make Lunch. We can have upwards of 60 people in need attending a free two-course lunch. “There is also Men’s Breakfast and Wednesday Lunch Club, plus other users and bookings from outside the church. “C3 can now offer a kitchen that can meet the many and varied demands for catering facilities.” Chris continued: “I decided on the maximum space we should have without 24 | Kitchensmiths
detriment to overall functions of the building, and Kitchensmiths designer Clare Chapman had a good grasp of the C3 requirements and interpreted them clearly, resulting in a scheme that met the needs of the brief. “The kitchen is a significant asset to the life of the church. In an ideal world, we would have an even bigger kitchen. “C3 is a church, but its goal is to reach the community around it.”
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