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Fortnum & Mason

London, United Kingdom (2019)

Within the iconic building of The Royal Exchange in Piccadilly, Fortnum & Mason opened their newest store.

Fortnum & Mason has chosen Halton Solutions for the ventilation of their kitchen.

When aesthetic and safety matter, in a place where a kitchen’s setting up was meant unfeasible… Halton in the heart of the City!

The Fortnum’s Bar & Restaurant at The Royal Exchange

Within the iconic building of the Royal Exchange in Piccadilly… Fortnum & Mason opened their newest store within the historic centre of trade, along with Fortnum’s Bar & Restaurant in the Royal Exchange courtyard.

The Fortnum’s Bar & Restaurant sits in the al fresco-style surroundings of the Royal Exchange’s spectacular central courtyard. Their newest, very impressive and aesthetically-pleasing courtyard eaterie is the place to be, offering a personal shopping service to diners

Established since 1707 at their current HQ at 181 Piccadilly in London, Fortnum & Mason developed from a simple grocery shop into an upmarket, world renowned department store…. a favourite with the British Royal Family.

The Royal Exchange, London

With its trapezoidal in shape and in the heart of the City, the Royal Exchange in London was founded in the 16th century by the merchant Sir Thomas Gresham.
The building’s original design was inspired by a bourse Gresham had seen in Antwerp, the Antwerp bourse, and was Britain’s first specialist commercial building.

It has twice been destroyed by fire and subsequently rebuilt. The present building was designed by Sir William Tite in the 1840s. The site was notably occupied by the Lloyd’s insurance market for nearly 150 years.

Today, the location has become a mecca for luxury brands and restaurants, housing Cafés and bars, stores and restaurants.
Fortnum & Mason unveiled an art deco-inspired bar and restaurant in the central courtyard.


  • The actual premises, previously a foodservice facility, within the Royal Exchange had an existing extract duct riser, too small for the new requirements. Also, the kitchen exhaust was terminating onto a busy pavement directly outside one of the entrances into the building.
  • From a planning standpoint, there was absolutely no chance of increasing the size of this duct nor for providing an additional duct.
  • Sensitive area where neighbourhood and safety are also a main concern.
  • Extension of the cooking capacity with, at the end, a mix of electric, gas appliances and solid fuel oven.In that context, would recirculation represent a relevant solution to deal with the existing extract duct riser thus enabling Fortnum & Mason to take the best advantage of their new restaurant?


Halton works with you are your team for the best possible kitchen ventilation solutions
From early stage, Halton is prepared to meet you to review the solutions, their design requirements and their capabilities.

The Place
Fortnum & Mason

M&E Consultant: E+M Tecnica

Foodservice design & Foodservice contractor: Vision Commercial Kitchens