Our Preston North End Associate Partners Signs Express Central Lancashire, are excited to share their latest project at Preston North End Football Club inside their changing rooms.

The Brief

Preston North End Football Club, contacted Signs Express Central Lancashire wanting a comprehensive transformation of their home team changing rooms, aiming to create an environment that would both inspire the players and showcase the club’s rich heritage and commitment to excellence.

The main aim of the re-fit was to modernise the overall look and feel of the changing rooms and to create a ‘Premier League’ aesthetic. At the same time, it was important to the client to reflect the history and prestige of the club in the design elements – and all need to be completed within a tight timeframe before the start of the season.

The Solution

Signs Express were responsible for all aspects of the project – from the initial concept and design to production and installation. To ensure the project was completed on time and fully satisfied the client’s brief, it was planned and carried out in two key phases.

Phase One – Modelling & Design

First, they precisely measured the changing rooms and recreated them to scale in SketchUp. This gave them the ability to present a comprehensive 3D visual to the client, encompassing all aspects of the proposed redesign.

Phase Two – Product & Installation

Player Pods – They crafted the individual player pods, using timber batons & plywood to form the base structure, which along with the existing structure they then wrapped in 3M DI-NOC blue architectural film, giving them a modern and cohesive look.

Pod Backdrops – They crafted the pod backdrops from high-gloss acrylic, offering a sharp contrast and premium look with a luxurious finish and enhanced aesthetic appeal.

Header Panels – By integrating magnetic Teslabase, Signs Express ensured a hidden magnet behind each of the header panels. This allows the kitman to easily swap out ferrous material printed player names for every match.

Floor Vinyl – They specifically chose to design and install a floor vinyl of the club badge on the changing room floor, adding a bold and prideful element to the space.

Tactics Board – Their team designed a bespoke magnetic drywipe tactics board with an adjustable bracket.

Furniture and Tyles Refurbishing – Both the existing furniture and the previously unsightly tiles were wrapped in 3M DI-NOC blue and Mactac WW-100, respectively, giving the room a modern and cohesive finish.

The Final Result

This project was a pleasure for the Signs Express team to take on and a massive achievement to complete. The outstanding features of the project were:

  • Complete Fit-Out
  • Innovative Use of Existing Structures
  • Tile Overhaul
  • Fast-Paced Solutions
  • Modernisation

Preston North End Ryan Lowe commented on the great work our Associate Partner achieved in this project, and the positive impact that it has.

“I’ve been in the world of football for many years and have seen a variety of changing rooms, but what Matt Rutlidge and his team have accomplished for Preston North End is nothing short of spectacular. Their transformation of our home team changing rooms based on the ideas we presented is a true testament to their unparalleled skills, creativity, and dedication.

Every corner of the room reveals the meticulous care and attention to detail that has gone into the project. The fully bespoke player pods and newly upholstered seats not only exemplify the depth of Signs Express Central Lancashire’s expertise but also make the space feel truly special and tailored for our players.

Moreover, the ability of the team to execute this project within the tight timeframe and without compromising an ounce of quality is commendable. This not only speaks of their team’s dedication and professionalism but also of the seamless collaboration with fellow Prestonian companies. It’s wonderful to see such synergy and local collaboration bringing out the best for our club.

In conclusion, I couldn’t be more pleased with the outcome and am extremely grateful to have had the opportunity to work with professionals of Signs Express Central Lancashire’s calibre. Preston North End and its players will undoubtedly benefit from this world-class environment you’ve created, and it will no doubt inspire and motivate us for the seasons ahead.”

If you are looking for a trusted signage partner, with an eye for creative and innovative solutions, visit: https://www.signsexpress.co.uk/