The Manchester College

Over £500k

Vision Commercial Kitchens

This was a large, prestigious scheme which is local to Vision’s office. Due to the scale of the project there was a lot of coordination involved from both a design and project management perspective. From the initial quoting against a bill of quantities to the finished project there were many challenges, including external challenges with covid delaying the project. This extensive project was completed with all dates achieved at a successful handover, complete with an end product that exceeded the client’s expectations. So much so, that we are carrying out further work with the end-user and they have referred us to other colleges since who are looking at similar work – this is the greatest indication of customer satisfaction.


“The Manchester College have worked with Vision Commercial Kitchens over the past 3 years to deliver the refectory, café and training kitchens for our new City Centre campus together with a new café facility at our Openshaw campus. The design work for these facilities were developed in collaboration with our catering and curriculum teams and Vision were very adaptive and reactive to the teams requirements, including developing a number of options for layouts and equipment that could be considered by the teams prior to design sign off. The site installation works were completed to a very high standard and have been operational since September 2022 with great feedback from both staff and students.”

  • Niall Wright, Director of Estate Redevelopment, The Manchester College

“Vision Commercial Kitchens worked with us on our Openshaw Coffee Shop project and their ability to bring our brief to life was seamless. They worked with myself and the team to review the design at each stage and problem solve giving us alternative ideas and showing how the scheme would look for each idea. Nothing was too much trouble for them. The budget was adhered to and the installation was a trouble free experience, even during a pandemic. We are also working with them on some much larger projects and the experience and service they offer is the same irrelevant of the size of project. I look forward to working with this dedicated team on future projects.”

  • Cathy Gates, Head of Campus Redevelopment, The Manchester College 

“Working with Vision Commercial Kitchens on Manchester City Campus College was an enjoyable experience for ourselves and the wider design and customer team. Vision brought their knowledge and skill by collaboratively working with the whole team to develop the design, during installation until completion by problem solving, giving advice on buildability and bringing efficiencies to the design whilst delivering an amazing end product which the end users enjoy using.”

  • Latifah McIntosh, Design Manager, Willmott Dixon Construction Limited