ACO Provide Hygienically designed drainage system for IKEA

As part of its ongoing expansion programme in the UK, IKEA announced plans to open new stores in Reading, Exeter and Sheffield. Reading, the first of the three stores to be built, featured a new design and was to become the template for future store builds in the UK.

ACO Building Drainage was initially approached to provide a hygienically designed drainage system for use in the Reading store’s two commercial kitchens which cater for the employee and customer restaurants. IKEA wanted a hygienic, easy-to-clean, high performance solution which could deal with the volumes of visitors expected in the store’s restaurant area as well as the needs of their employees. A key factor in ACO’s appointment was the company’s ability to provide a high level of technical support.