MFC Styled Suite
MFC Styled Suite Commercial Project
WOODSmith Construction Group’s commercial team were tasked with creating a new hospitality space at Middlesbrough Football Club. WOODSmith’s team worked with Styled Interior Design to revamp the existing corporate suite and give it a modern feel.
The WOODSmith Commercial team’s starting point was to replace the floor; the dark carpet was removed and replaced with a much more durable, herringbone effect LVT throughout the main suite and accompanying boxes.
Booth seating was added to make the most of the large windows in the suite. All the furniture was made bespoke in order to maximise the space and had to be assembled at the venue.
The bar area was also in desperate need of modernizing. WOODSmith created a whole new bar featuring custom built brass shelving for drinks and glassware with a bronzed mirrored wall, marble worktops and a cladded front. Furthermore, pendant lighting was added above the bar ceiling area. The WOODSmith team added the cladding onto the large columns dotted throughout the space and added pendant lighting around alternate columns at varying heights.
From concept to completion the WOODSmith Commercial team had less than 8 weeks to complete this project, from the initial meeting with the client, to the finished product. As it was a commercial project, each piece of furniture had to be made bespoke to fit the space and meet set regulations. Getting the full design, FF&E and procurement completed within this time was already a tight turnaround, however finding suppliers who could actually create and deliver these items within the timeframe as well added another layer of complexity to the job.
We had to find new suppliers who not only supplied the chosen products but could also turn them around within the given timeframe. A lot of the joinery was made bespoke, rather than buying these off the shelf, this allowed us some element of control in terms of ensuring each detail was correct and completed on time, rather than relying on couriers and manufacturers.
The WOODSmith Commercial team created a space that is adaptable for a range of events including match days, baby showers and wedding receptions to allow the club to bring in new streams of revenue. Moving away from club-branded colours and instead creating a modern and welcoming space for guests.
It will help the club attract new sources of income from these external events which allows them to re-invest these additional revenue streams back into the club and create more spaces like this. One year on and The Styled Suite has increased occupancy 50% compared to last season!
Keep your eyes peeled in Summer 2023 for new WOODSmith projects with Middlesbrough Football Club…