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The 1869 Function Suite Kilmarnock Football Club

The project at Kilmarnock Football Club’s stadium consisted of a full strip-out of the Club’s very popular Park Suite. The suite is situated in the main stand of the stadium, and was to be renovated as a brand-new function suite – The 1869 Suite – to facilitate corporate hospitality on match days. As part of the renovation brief, it was clear that Kilmarnock F.C were eager to use the new suite for more than just hosting corporate guests on match days. The new state-of-the-art function suite will also open to the public and can be used for family occasions, entertainment and special events for the local community.

The job involved the addition of a modern catering kitchen fitted to cater to the needs of players, staff and guests. The nutrition of the players is paramount to ensuring success on the pitch, and the new catering facilities will help to promote that. The new facility will also benefit from variety of modern lighting, audiovisual and communications systems.

The time and budget constraints associated with working at a football club were no different here and provided us with a real challenge. Despite this pressure, the Worksmart Teams completed everything on time and on budget before the beginning of the new 2019/20 season. This is the latest in a number of projects delivered for Kilmarnock Football Club, each of which has been a huge success. Alongside Thomson Hunter Architects, Worksmart Contracts was able to deliver another successful project for the Club.

Client Testimonial

"Worksmart Contracts are great partners of the Club and we were delighted to kick things off for Phase 2 after the great success of Phase 1. Phase 2 seen us refurbish the Sports bar, Park Suite and install and fit a new Gym facility on site for our playing squads. The renovation allowed the club to re-brand the Park Suite as the 1869 Suite, which is now the perfect, contemporary space for functions, events and matchday hospitality. With a new kitchen fit, this enabled the club to increase operational capabilities and offer more to fans and customers.

"The Club’s sports bar has been re-branded as the Killie Club, a sort of reincarnation of the original Killie Club. We want this to be the perfect space for fans on a matchday and offer this for hire for events that any true Killie fan would be delighted to enjoy. The team at Worksmart operated to the brief given and presented cost effective measures throughout. Their team worked diligently on site and integrated well with our staff to ensure minimum disruption whilst they were on site."

Gregg McEwan - Head of Marketing & Commercial Operations on behalf of the Board Kilmarnock Football Club

Kilmarnock Football Club

Project Type:Fit-Out & Refurbishment
Architect:Thomson Hunter Architects
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