Six J & E Hall commercial condensing units are helping to keep running costs down at a newly-built farm shop and cafeteria in Yorkshire. The units have been installed at the business at Manor Farm, Cranswick, near Driffield, in the East Riding.
The family-run shop on the A164 between Driffield and Beverley showcases some of the best local food and drink from the region and beyond. There is a top-quality range of meat and dairy products from local farmers as well as fruit and vegetables. The new 80-seater cafeteria and bakery on site serves sandwiches, cakes, pies and other delicacies.
The installer was Cold Temp Refrigeration of Skirlaugh, near Hull. All the units come complete with all components fitted during manufacture to save the installer time and money. Low noise Fusion and Fusion Scroll condensing units are available for medium and low temperature applications. The units serve a meat cold room operating at -1 to 0°C, a dairy cold room at 3°C, a cold room at -20°C, two multi-deck dairy chiller cabinets and a serve-over counter area spanning eight metres.
Farm shop director Helen Stones, who runs the long-established family business with her father and mother, Adrian and Christine Fry, said: 'The investment we put in was to try and future-proof our business. We are very aware of trying to keep our bills low because one of our major costs apart from staff is electricity.
“We are all electric here – we have no gas. We are confident that cost savings will be made on a regular basis. We used the other building for 26 years, it had very low ceilings and was small and intimate. It meant that when it was warm it was a vicious circle as the refrigeration equipment had to work harder. The new building has very high ceilings, is all very open and has better air circulation, modern equipment and is so much better.'
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