MPL Interiors were invited to pitch for a prestigious project that crossed the commercial fit out and leisure sectors. Top flight rugby union team Harlequins were in need of a new training centre within the Surrey Sports Park at the University of Surrey, Guildford. The tender process was nothing short of competitive but MPL was awarded the contract on the quality of our designs and ability to answer the brief. We started
the project from scratch, with numerous visits on site to meet players and coaches to discuss and assess requirements. Our open dialogue and the involvement of players in key decisions resulted in a player development centre that incorporated a player zone for rest and relaxation (with pool tables and games consoles), shower and changing facilities, physio areas, treatment rooms, a team meeting room, and a video
conferencing and analysis room. We also created an office area for all coaching and management staff. We supplied furniture throughout, along with inspirational prints on the walls and wall art using imagery supplied by Harlequins. The project was a great success and we still work with Harlequins today, supplying furniture for its corporate boxes.