Commercial Kitchen Designs


Target Catering Equipment's commercial kitchen design services offer comprehensive design guidelines for planning commercial kitchen layouts, front of house service areas and commercial kitchen ventilation systems.

Creating commercial kitchens that are tailored to suit your menu, your cooking style and your food service business. Target's catering consultants can suggest innovative creative ideas to help you plan your restaurant or hotel kitchen to be ergonomic, efficient and help towards improving profitability for your business.  As a Carbon Trust accredited supplier, Target specialise in energy efficient and sustainable catering equipment.

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 services for all project types and sizes.


  • 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
  • Planning Permission - Acting Agent Services

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 one of our Chef Ambassadors.


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


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


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


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 company, sharing your budget with your catering design consultant will ensure you get a kitchen design which is affordable for you.

Catering Kitchen Planning - Technical Specifications

Setting up a business in a new premises operating a catering kitchen can often require planning permission for a change of use. Anyone can submit a planning application, but you will 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 building floor plans and elevations showing the proposed details on architects drawings.

Planning Permissions

Target Catering Equipment can help to get the correct paperwork and permissions in place with full plans prepared along with detailed specifications for equipment.

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 dis-charging 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 Shop to A3 Restaurant/Bar?

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