“No Regrets” for PVFC when they chose 3r Projects to create RW Executive Suite

The Robbie Williams Executive Suite at Port Vale FC is a high-profile job that 3r Projects are enthusiastic to share with you.

The initial commission was back in 2022, when PVFC’s commercial team presented 3r Projects with a brief to create a multifunctional space for up to 200 people, catering for matchdays, as well as public and private event hire. Working from a blank canvas in the Lorne Street stand, the space offered up fantastic views of the pitch, but was essentially just an open space room on a concrete base, with awkward ceiling heights ranging from 1.5m on one side to 3.5m on the other.

The challenging height restrictions enabled 3r Projects to present a very personalised and bespoke approach to the project creating a unique and functional space with a light and airy industrial theme. Presenting a schematic that utilised space efficiently, detailing positioning of partition walls to house the ergonomic commercial kitchen, toilet facilities for male, female and disabled and the centre piece showstopper of the bespoke bar. Further diagrams detailed fixed and loose furniture, decoration and lighting. Supplemented with a mood board of ideas for the look and “feel” of the suite with an urban interior of exposed architecture, neutral colour palette and led coloured lighting.

Going beyond, paper and samples 3r Projects brought the design to life by presenting a 1m prototype of the proposed bar, to demonstrate the inventive use of contrasting concrete and glass tiles. Further bespoke working was applied to the toilet space and lounge areas.

Industrial elements included the commissioning of a local fabricator who built the dark steelwork for the tables and chairs. Rustic, reclaimed and repurposed were 3r Projects key elements, and included the use of scaffold planks for the tabletops which were burnt and treated with a gloss finish. The fixed seating was built in-situ, with covering applied and underlit with LED lighting, and layout flexibility was created by easily moveable seating at various heights, aiding visibility and maximising the use of functional space on busy matchdays.

Not only does the executive space look incredible but it performs practically too, with new ventilation and air conditioning installed, insulated ceiling, utilities installed for the commercial kitchen, bar and toilets. Energy saving LED ambient lighting was designed and installed with a central control panel to light designated areas dependent on the function of the room.

Ritchie Bates Head of Commercial at Port Vale Football Club states

“Here at Port Vale Football Club we are immensely pleased with the projects 3r have worked on with us over the past few years. They have undertaken some transformative concepts we have requested, putting their work at the forefront of our mission to revitalise the stadium since we purchased in in 2019.

They have been involved with updating our boardroom and main office into welcoming corporate spaces, ideal for staff and guests to the club alike. As well as more creative work such as their remodel of our “Autonet Lounge”.

Their work on Robbie Williams lounge “Robbie’s” is worth a special mention, as something we are especially proud of. The space was completely unused loft space when they began and has been transformed into a truly unique multifunctional theme with an open, industrial theme. The final suite includes a commercial kitchen, built in lounge as well as moveable seating areas and an eye-catching turquoise ceramic brick bar. This space truly makes us stand out from the crowd both locally and terms of national football club event spaces.

In addition to the fantastic outcomes 3r Projects have supplied, it is also worth noting the mutually beneficial collaborative relationship we have grown over this time.”

In conclusion 3r Projects have helped to elevate the experience for executive enjoyment on matchdays, provided a further commercial space for hospitality and hire opportunities at the club and proudly completed the wide scope of this considerable project, using the skills and materials of local tradespeople and businesses. 

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