ACO Building Drainage specified its ‘HygieneFirst’ range of drainage solutions for a new IKEA store in Reading. ACO Building Drainage was initially approached to provide a hygienically designed drainage system for use in the Reading store’s two commercial kitchens which cater for the employee and customer restaurants.
IKEA wanted a hygienic, easy-to-clean, high performance solution which could deal with the volumes of visitors expected in the store’s restaurant area as well as the needs of their employees. A key factor in ACO’s appointment was the company’s ability to provide a high level of technical support.
ACO Building Drainage specified its ‘HygieneFirst’ range of drainage solutions – a range of products which is designed in accordance with the best practice principles of hygienic engineering and design to optimise hygiene, minimise the risk of bacteria contamination and ensure easy cleaning.
Key products supplied include ACO’s hygienically designed kitchen tray channels and gullies, and a range of specially designed and manufactured tundish tops for use in specific kitchen areas. ACO also supplied its Modular Channel System to prevent water ingress into the lift shafts and its newly launched range of cast iron TotalFlow gullies for the plant and cleaning rooms. The drainage system designed for the Reading store was subsequently adopted as IKEA’s standard specification for new UK store builds and is now being installed at Exeter and Sheffield.