Case study: Crystal Palace Football Club
South London’s Crystal Palace Football Club approached us to handle the renovation of their first team home and away dressing rooms.
After an initial meeting, Commercial Washrooms supplied a specification outlining the materials, layout and details of the project along with CAD drawings and 3D visuals of the proposed dressing rooms. We worked directly with the Club’s Operations team who were charged with detailing the project and emphasised a strong focus on player welfare.
After stripping out both the home and away team dressing rooms, Altro non-slip vinyl flooring was laid and covered up the perimeter of the walls. In the home team’s dressing room, this included the “South London And Proud” slogan being inlayed into the vinyl floor with a two-tone grey shade.
Custom Corian benches were fitted, all with a small storage space underneath for player’s football boots. Corian was used for this application due to its highly durable nature, but also because it can easily be polished and moulded to achieve a clean seamless finish through curves and angled joints.
Padded and upholstered cushion seating also lifted up to reveal a storage space underneath for sports bags and clothing while a hook for player’s shirts was placed above each individual changing space. The Crystal Palace colours were used throughout the home dressing rooms, while the away team space featured grey seating and Altro’s new stone effect wall designs.
LED lighting strips were used around the benches, along with a new LED lighting system in the ceiling and air conditioning throughout. While the away team changing space took a versatile, adaptive approach to the aesthetics, the home team dressing rooms were a space for specific custom touches such as a widescreen TV for half time playbacks, formation and strategy planning as well as a fridge for energy drinks and water.
This is also where we used Altro’s Whiterock Digiclad to print the iconic Crystal Palace crest as well as South London And Proud slogan around the top of the room. These designs are printed into the Whiterock panel itself resulting in a creative, highly durable, impressive finish.
The project was finished in July 2019 ahead of an early season and was received very well by the Crystal Palace team.