Service personnel at the Ministry of Defence’s Northwood HQ in Hertfordshire now have a brand new mess after Restaurant Design Associates (RDA) was called in to overhaul the site’s Café 450 and Junior, Senior and Officers dining and recreation areas.

The project for Aramark saw RDA transforming Café 450 to provide three new separate service areas offering a variety of eating experiences – Aroma by Nero coffee shop, a deli area and a new indoor grill featuring Big Green Egg BBQs, which involved the design and installation of a complex ventilation and filtration system for safe indoor cooking.

The brief also included the installation of a new commercial kitchen design in the beer cellar.

Having worked with Aramark for over five years, the Northwood HQ project is RDA’s first major scheme at a military base, and the first time the company has installed the Aroma by Nero brand and Big Green Egg BBQs.

Northwood is a military HQ of the British Armed Forces and is home to five military command and control functions including the Joint Forces Command, Multi National HQ, Commander Operations for the Royal Navy and the NATO Allied Maritime Command.

Ministry of Defence, Northwood HQ
Ministry of Defence, Northwood HQ
Ministry of Defence, Northwood HQ


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