Surrey County Cricket Club was formed in 1845 and their iconic stadium, the Kia Oval, has hosted some of the most historic moments of English cricket. In 2019 Surrey CCC set out to expand the Micky Stewart Pavilion and create the new Galadari stand, adding 2,500 seats to raise the capacity to 28,000. This expansion was not just for seats however, but involved conference and events areas, two large commercial kitchens and four further bars.
Zak Halliday was the Senior Project Manager for Artelia UK at the KIA Oval, providing project management and quantity surveying services for Surrey CCC. Zak worked with HCE in the capacity of delivering the commercial kitchen spaces, from the procurement process, installation and commissioning manuals and deliveries saying: “The key things in the kitchen were having a system that worked efficiently, one that was simple and straightforward. As it’s a flexible space, it needed to be very user friendly, follow some simple principles and design philosophies.”