A commercial cold room is a designated, purpose-built modular structure to keep given stock refrigerated at a cold temperature. In commercial settings, cold rooms are often designed to be large walk-in spaces to accommodate a big amount of stock on-site.
Commercial cold rooms are commonly installed in labs, pharmacies, and restaurants, where a temperature-controlled product is critical.
Considerations for Commercial Cold Rooms
Location – Where your commercial cold room is installed is a very important factor. It needs to be functional for your day-to-day business. If the cold room is used daily, having it in an area easy to access will help your business run more efficiently. It needs to be balanced between not taking away from any space already used or being too far away from the main building. It is common for freezer rooms to be located at the back of the building near the delivery bays which also helps transfer stock straight to the freezer once delivered.
Size – Before investing in a commercial cold room purchase you need to be clear about your requirements and needs. Consider important questions such as; how much stock do you plan on keeping on-site daily, how often do you rotate stock or get deliveries? What is your overall budget? The answers to these questions are key to giving all the information to your chosen Cold Room supplier to offer the best choice to fit your requirements.
Rental or Purchase – There are two main options to consider when getting a commercial cold room. You can purchase a cold room outright, so you own it and are responsible for ongoing maintenance. If you are not 100% sure about this, a short-term option would be to lease or rent one for a few months stress-free.