Extentia group completes hospitality refurb at Emerald Headingley

by Rob

Built environment specialist Extentia Group has completed the refurbishment of the Directors’ Suite, and fit-out of the Executive Boxes and Emerald Suite within the North Stand at Emerald Headingley Stadium.

Its work on the North Stand via Principal Contractor Caddick Construction has seen the delivery of a full refit of 13 boxes, a banqueting suite, eight toilets blocks, corridors and the corporate reception. Styles&Wood, Extentia Group’s project management and delivery business, delivered internal finishes, including flooring, bespoke joinery and ironmongery.

Extentia Group’s interior design specialist SpaceInvader and design led furniture supplier Ralph Capper also worked on the project. The firms produced the interior design of the Emerald Suite and executive boxes within the new stand and supplied furniture to the executive boxes and communal areas. The new areas provide panoramic views across both the cricket and rugby grounds, with the ability to reconfigure the space for conferences and events.

In the Directors’ Suite, Styles&Wood acted as Principal Contractor to an extensive programme of works over 20 weeks, refitting the suite’s main lounge, new toilet facilities, and back of house areas including two kitchens and private dining facilities. This included a full M&E strip-out and new installation including air handling units, fire systems, lighting controls, and walkway gantry above the suite’s ceilings for maintenance purposes. It also refurbished the bridge connecting the suite to the North Stand.

The concept design for the suite was undertaken by interiors specialist Nanu Soda, with all elements chosen to deliver a high-quality, luxury finish. All internal fittings and furnishings were bespoke, with carpets, wallpaper, joinery, flooring, trims and bulkheads all individually commissioned and hand-made.

The works form part of the £45 million redevelopment of the stadium, which is home to the Leeds Rhinos rugby league club, Yorkshire Carnegie rugby union club and Yorkshire County Cricket Club.

Chris Slinger, operations director at Styles&Wood, said: “Headingley is one of Leeds’ most iconic venues, with this extensive redevelopment setting a benchmark for luxury hospitality facilities in the sporting world.

“This project showcases Extentia Group’s expertise in coordinating and delivering a full suite of built environment services, from M&E and interior design right through to bespoke joinery, decoration and furniture. We’re pleased to have played a role in creating an environment that supporters will be able to enjoy for years to come.”

Leeds Rhinos Commercial Director Rob Oates said: “This is the most significant refurbishment of the stadium since it very first opened in 1890, and we’re delighted with the results so far. Our partnership with Extentia Group has helped us to deliver new facilities of the highest quality, with the scale of our investment testament to the ongoing support of our fans.

“We’re excited to have created a world class sporting venue, as we prepare to welcome the ICC cricket world cup and the Ashes to Headingley later this year and the Rugby League World Cup in 2021. The redevelopment has also boosted the city’s conference facilities and produced an iconic venue for every occasion.”

Styles&Wood, Ralph Capper and SpaceInvader are part of Extentia Group, comprised of 11 specialist businesses offering services across the full lifecycle of real estate assets from design, project management and delivery, to optimisation, FF&E solutions and facilities management.

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