Manchester University, Henry Royce Institute Cafe

A selection of bespoke made Stainless Steel products

Pland Stainless has just completed the supply of stainless steel freestanding worktop tables, catering sink, wall cabinets and a wash hand basin for the Henry Royce Institute building, part of the University of Manchester. Providing a robust product solution for this self service catering area for students and staff.


The Henry Royce Institute is the UK’s national institute for advanced materials research and innovation. It was set up to accelerate the invention and take-up of new materials systems that will meet global challenges and enhance industrial productivity.  The Royce Hub Building is at the University of Manchester and is a Partnership of nine leading institutions – the universities of Cambridge, Imperial College London, Liverpool, Leeds, Oxford, Sheffield, the National Nuclear Laboratory, and UKAEA, and two Associate Partners, Cranfield University and the University of Strathclyde.


The student and staff kitchen area sits alongside a central social area designed for both collaborative meetings and rest space for breaks from work.


The stainless steel sinks and kitchen in the cafe at Manchester Royce University
Sherwood Pines Campsite

Three 900mm wide Lafitte Wall Tables and three 900mm wide lockable wall units.

Sherwood Pines Campsite Dog Wash Unit

Corner Hand Wash Basin with Hand Towel Dispenser

Sherwood Pines Campsite Dog Wash Unit

Stainless Steel workstops make a perfect hardwearing surface for this staff kitchen.

Sherwood Pines Campsite Dog Wash Unit

A free standing catering sink unit in stainless steel, a durable solution for this busy kitchen area.

Pland supplied 3 x 900mm wide Lafitte wall tables to the project which were specially made to house under counter appliances, plus a freestanding catering sink unit. Three 900mm wide double, lockable wall units were also included in stainless steel plus a corner hand wash basin too with hand towel dispenser.


“We were looking for a robust solution as a staff and student kitchen area and stainless steel as a material is perfect as it gives us a hygienic surface that’s easy to clean with longevity. We are very happy with the quality of the Pland units.” Julia Lawson, Operations Manager Henry Royce Institute.


“We were delighted to be asked to provide a solution for this prestigious hub in the centre of Manchester. We hope that the students and staff enjoy many trouble-free years using our Leeds made stainless steel products.” Said Pland Stainless MD, Steve Duree.

Key Products

Burgundy Catering Sink 600mm Wide and Stand-0


Freestanding Sink Units

Laffite Island Table 600mm Projection-0


Freestanding Lafitte tables

Laffite Wall Table 650mm Projection-0


Freestanding Lafitte tables


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