KFC UK Time-Lapse Video Documents Restaurant Construction From The Ground Up

January 2, 2014

Thursday, January 2, 2014

In the north of England, near the city of Manchester, stands a 60-foot-tall tower known to locals as “Denton Rock.” This commanding landmark, which can be seen for miles around, served as inspiration for a unique time-lapse video that documents construction of a KFC restaurant from the ground up.

Graham Brindle, project manager, KFC UKI, climbed the tower each week to photograph the construction process. “The video was created to show the journey of a KFC restaurant from the initial acquisition, through the development and construction process to the final handover to operations,” said Ian Hagg, Head of Communications and CSR, KFC UKI.

The video project not only shows how a KFC goes from blueprint to completion of construction but also how the brand is incorporating eco-friendly features into each new restaurant it builds.

Since 2010, the brand has worked to construct new locations in a manner that incorporates standards set out by LEED and BREEAM, two councils that certify sustainability standards. Additional green features found in the Denton KFC, as well as other new locations include:

  • Solar panels for water heating
  • LED lighting, including signage
  • Low water bathroom fixtures
  • Front entrance door automatic closure
  • Heat recovery system from HVAC units
  • Thaw cabinets for chicken
  • FSC timbers
  • Membership of the Considerate Contractors Scheme and generation of less that 5 percent waste during construction

View the KFC Denton construction process from start to finish.