Specifier Review

Amica’s Platinum collection joins the set of Hollyoaks

Amica’s Platinum collection has been installed as part of a major refurbishment on the set of 1 Stockton Lane, better known as the accommodation above The Dog in the Pond, the public house in Channel 4’s award-winning youth drama, Hollyoaks.


The brand new kitchen, refitted by producers Lime Pictures and currently used by the Costello family, contains two ovens and a microwave from Amica’s Platinum built-in collection as well as Amica’s beautiful 77cm Inari induction hob, which sits in a central island unit.

The Dog in the Pond has been at the centre of the show’s setting since it began almost 16 years ago and has witnessed plenty of disasters including an explosion in 2006, which destroyed it and killed five regular characters. Having changed hands several times, the current owners – Carl Costello (played by Paul Opacic), a self-assured former footballer and his wife, former glamour model Heidi (played by Kim Tiddy); along with their eldest son and aspiring footballer Riley, over-protected daughter Jasmine (now known as Jason) and Jasmine’s twin brother Seth – first came to our screens just before Christmas 2010.

Simon Freear, country manager for Amica in the UK, said: “We are delighted that the producers of Hollyoaks decided to install Amica appliances in the Costello’s kitchen set. Our Platinum built-in collection and Inari hob exactly fitted the brief for a fully integrated, co-ordinated and sophisticated finish to match the well-polished family. We supplied a 1143.4TfYX multifunction fan oven with 12 heating functions, 24 pre-set recipes and an LCD touch control programmer as well as a 1143.4TsYDX multifunction fan oven with eight heating functions, LCD programmer and retractable knobs; each featuring our unique Aqualytic self-cleaning system; along with an AMM25BI 25l microwave with five power levels and 95 minute timer, and a gorgeous 77cm Inari ‘open zone’ induction hob.”

Hollyoaks is known as the ‘fourth British soap opera’ after Coronation Street, Eastenders and Emmerdale, and is broadcast at 6:30pm weekdays on Channel 4 with an omnibus edition on Sunday mornings.

For further information on Amica’s Platinum collection or other appliances, visit www.amica-international.co.uk or call 01425 461600