With its history dating back to 1951, Austin Friars St Monica’s School is a co-educational day school situated in Carlisle which caters for pre-school through to sixth form learners.
Following storm damage to the roofs of the school refectories in December 2013, PKL was identified as a partner who could immediately provide an interim portable kitchen for one week while repairs to the existing facilities took place.
Says Matt Harris, Headmaster at Austin Friars St Monica’s School: “We are delighted with the service we’ve received from PKL. PKL staff came to the school to undertake a site survey on a Friday and by the Monday we were promptly supplied with a fully functional portable kitchen.”
“I greatly appreciated the attention given to the matter and the first rate service provided. We were extremely well looked after by all staff we encountered and found the delivery staff member to be particularly helpful, and a great ambassador for PKL.”
“As a result of installing the portable kitchen during one of our busiest times of the year, Christmas lunches went ahead as planned and parents were able to enjoy refreshments after the Senior School Carol Service.”
“We were extremely lucky to have such an amazing level of help and cooperation in dealing with the immediate aftermath of the incident and are hugely grateful for PKL’s help in what is becoming a rather uplifting experience.”
PKL Group is the UK’s leading supplier of temporary kitchens and commercial catering equipment for hire. The company has over 900 portable kitchen units, available for short or long-term rental, to provide catering facilities during refurbishments, events and emergencies. PKL also supplies permanent kitchen solutions, through both the contract rental of catering equipment and modular kitchen buildings.
Austin Friars School
Emergency temporary kitchen facility for school