GEC Anderson’s stainless steel worktops, sinktops, doors and splashbacks have been chosen for the modern Café Bar at The Hepworth Wakefield art gallery in West Yorkshire, for their contemporary and accurate appearance as well as their hygienic qualities associated with food service.
The stunning building is formed of ten different sized trapezoidal blocks constructed using pigmented, self-compacting concrete and was recently listed in The Times ‘Top 50 Galleries in the World’.
The continuous stainless steel worktop installed behind the main serving counter of the Café Bar incorporates sinks, plinth, cupboards doors and splashbacks, all in brushed satin stainless steel. With no joins at the sink or upstands, it provides the perfect solution for areas of food preparation because stainless steel is inherently hygienic and easy to clean.
The worktop area needed to be hard wearing as it is in constant use. Estates Manager for The Hepworth Wakefield, Roy Taylor said: “GEC Anderson stainless steel worktops sit well in this contemporary environment. They have been in-situ for over two years now and are still as good as the day they were installed.”
The stainless steel worktop not only provides staff with a durable preparation surface, but also a place to house coffee machines and display cold drinks. As these items are on permanent view to visitors, David Chipperfield Architects were particularly keen to ensure the correct overall impression and detailing associated with the back bar components.