Case study, Scotstoun Stadium, Glasgow
Refurbishment of hospitality area for leading rugby stadium and vital community facility
Hospitality suite at Scotstoun Stadium, Glasgow transformed by QED
Scotstoun Stadium in Glasgow is run by charitable organization Glasgow Live and catering/facilities contractor Cordia. It is a vital sport and leisure resource for the whole community as well as being the home ground of Guinness Pro14 rugby union club Glasgow Warriors.
The stadium recently unveiled a newly refurbished hospitality area to be used by members, the public and matchday sponsors. It consists of a large, open-plan bar, café and seating concourse with panoramic views of the stadium and surrounding areas and facilities for hot meals, cold snacks, drinks and general relaxation.
To oversee the entire project, Glasgow Live and Cordia engaged Glasgow-based retail and catering specialist Quality Equipment Distributors (QED) as the main contractor. The decision was based on QED submitting a competitive quote and having previously carried out several successful projects for Cordia and Glasgow City Council.
New servery counters and bars
QED and its sub-contractors designed and built the new hospitality area, which includes a new servery counter and new front and rear bars complete with an ice chest, sinks, drainers and glass and bottle storage areas.
An enclosure with roller shutter doors was created to isolate the back bar on non-match days. The area also includes a food regeneration enclosure to house two storage refrigerators and two Altosham regeneration and holding ovens.
All the modular counters and ‘poseur bar’ seating areas have hard-wearing Silestone worktops and wood effect cladding, finished off with attractive coloured branding to reflect the stadium’s distinctive corporate image.
Over 250 items of furniture
An integral part of the project was the sourcing and supply of over 250 items of furniture for the general seating and dining areas. QED also supplied all necessary wiring, sockets and plumbing for the entire scheme.
Commenting on the project, Neil Henry, the Cordia manager for Scotstoun Stadium, said:
‘QED and its partners took on a very challenging task and delivered a high-quality result that came in on time and on budget. Since the completion of the new hospitality area, many more people are visiting and using Scotstoun Stadium for their daily leisure activities, so it is certainly a good investment for the stadium owners and the whole community.’