Commercial Kitchen Designs


Target Catering Equipment's commercial kitchen design services offer comprehensive design guidelines, detailed layouts and specifications for the planning of; Commercial Kitchens, Front of House Service Areas and Commercial Kitchen Ventilation Systems.

Target commercial kitchen designers create commercial kitchen layouts that are tailored to suit your menu, cooking style and business operation. Our catering consultants can suggest innovative, creative ideas to help you plan your restaurant or hotel kitchen to be ergonomic, efficient and help towards improve profitability for your business. 

With over 30 year’s experience, we specialise in designing sustainable commercial kitchens and can advise on energy efficient commercial catering equipment which is recognised and supported by organisations such as the Carbon Trust.

All commercial kitchen layout and kitchen ventilation system designs prepared by our designers meet current UK legislations, ensuring you have a safe working environment that not only satifies health and safety requirements but also avoids any possible environmental health issues.

Whether you're a start-up company, planning a new build, refurbishing an existing area or expanding your cooking facility, Target provides a range of design and installation services for all project types and sizes.

Want to know more about the services we offer and discuss your project requirements in more detail? Request your FREE initial consultation with a design professional today!


  • Commercial Kitchen Designs

  • Service Counter / Bar Layouts

  • Detailed Equipment Specifications

  • Walls, Floors and Ceiling Specifications

  • Detailed Commercial Kitchen Ventilation System Designs and Specifications

  • Mechanical and Electrical Service Drawings

  • Acting Agent Services - Planning Permissions and Discharge of Conditions, Listed Building Consents and Licenses

Submit your design brief below and one of our commercial kitchen designers will contact you to discuss your project and our design services in greater detail.  

commercial kitchen layout


Working with you, Target can assist with the development of your ideas ensuring you have the correct equipment, most suitable for delivering your concept.


Visit the Target Innovation Centre where you can trial a range of commercial kitchen equipment for yourself or have it demonstrated by a Chef Ambassadors.


Problematic sites require design inginuity to ensure space is optimised. Our bespoke manufacturing capabilities allow equipment to be tailored for you.


Specialists in commercial kitchen designs using efficient equipment that can reduce overhead costs by minimising wastage of energy, labour and materials.


Designed to comply with the latest environmental, health & safety regulations, Target commercial kitchens provide safe environments for staff & customers alike.


Change of use planning applications for restaurants and/or hot food take-aways. Kitchen and ventilation layouts and specification documents prepared and submitted by Target.


At Target we pride ourselves on implementing innovative commercial kitchens, specifiying the latest equipment that helps your staff to consistently produce great food.


Whether cost driven or looking to invest in your business, your dedicated catering design consultant will work with you and your budget to ensure you get a kitchen design which is affordable for you.

Gaining the Right Consents and Getting Through Planning

Catering Kitchen Planning - Technical Specifications

Setting up a foodservice business in a new premises can often require planning permission for ‘Change of Use’. Anyone can submit a planning application, however you may need specialist information to assist a successful application with minimal conditions for a foodservice business.

Target Catering Equipment can produce detailed technical specifications for submission to local authorities requesting information on ventilation systems, odour and noise control measures, as well as generating building floor plans, sections and external elevations showing the proposed technical details.

Planning Permissions and Licenses

Some questions you will need to ask prior to embarking on your new build kitchen design:

  • Do you need to apply for planning consent?

  • Is your development in a conservation area or listed building?

  • Do you need to apply for building regulations compliance for alterations?

  • Do planning conditions need to be discharged prior to installation of a kitchen ventilation system?

  • Do you need to apply for a license to operate or a change of use: ie from commercial property A1 Retail to A3 Restaurant or A5 Hot Food Takeaway?

Compliance with Planning and Environmental conditions can save you heartache and a lot of money should you choose not to follow specialist advice. Retrospective applications and non-compliance will be costly, so make sure you get it right first time to save time and money.

"I've had to see it in black and white, on the council's website, to believe that we have approval...hoorah!! Thank you so much for your fantastic intervention which really did save the day."

Helen Pearce - High Street, Chipping Norton, Gloucestershire