How a nuclear power station became a local business powerhouse.
The new Hinkley Point C power station has a challenge. Built to export energy to the entire country; creating 25,000 jobs during construction, and employing skilled workers from across the UK, and some even from all around the world; how could they Make It Local?
The answer – in terms of food service – is Somerset Larder, a caterer, set up to make sure that Hinkley Point staff enjoy the best locally-sourced produce, using fresh ingredients from Somerset and the wider West Country.
Now, MYA Consulting have been awarded the contract to work with Somerset Larder, giving a whole new look and feel to the existing restaurant facilities, and designing new retail shops and coffee shops for the entire site.
According to Steve Braithwaite, Managing Director of Somerset Larder:
“We chose MYA because they offered thought leadership in design, took time to understand the culture of our customers, and demonstrated a unique design flair for the project.”
Carla McKenzie, Managing Director of MYA, comments:
“The credit goes to our Head of Studio, Catherine Francis, who will be leading the project: she has a strong retail approach, and we’re planning to create a High Street experience inside this massive complex. Somerset Larder are on a mission to deliver the best food on a construction site in Europe. And because they ‘think local’, they will create an economic legacy for the region, which will live on long past the building stage. We’re delighted to be on board with this important project!”