CD UK has supplied DuPont™ Corian® at Southampton Football Club’s new training facilities in Marchwood. Named after the club’s former owner, Marcus Liebherr, the £40m football development and support centre is a top class training facility built by Bouygues UK and designed by AFL architects. The building houses the club’s sports science, scouting and recruitment, football administration and medical departments, as well as training, changing and dining facilities.
In keeping with the football theme, fabricator Ridon Joinery created centrepiece tables and desks in the training area, the first team dining room and the auditorium. The installation included a 6m long high level table with a goal post design finished in Corian® Glacier White in the dining room. Separately, the first team dining area was designed to be informal but high quality. In this area the tables are made from Corian® Lava rock solid surface material with a grey laminated circular base, achieving the maximum use of the available space.
For the auditorium, the Club wanted a contemporary, technical ambience that would support the needs of both the media and the Club itself. Ridon Joinery designed a desk using Corian® Lava Rock to give the appearance of a natural finish stone in keeping with the theme throughout the pavilion. The desk ends were made from Corian® Deep Grey.
The club is now following the finishes through into the stadium using DuPont™ Corian® to update the bar areas, dining rooms and the main reception desk.