Headingley Stadium hospitality revamp completes

A refurbishment of the hospitality areas at Leeds’ Headingley Stadium has completed.

Principal contractor Caddick, wich has been working on the £44m Emerald stadium redevelopment which opened to the public last week, brought in uilt environment specialist Extentia Group to deliver the refit of 13 boxes.

They have also finished work on the banqueting suite, director’s suite, executive boxes, Emerald suite and the corporate reception.

Styles&Wood, Extentia Group’s project management and delivery business, delivered internal finishes, including flooring, bespoke joinery and ironmongery over 20 weeks, including a full Mechanical & Electrical (M&E) fit out. It also refurbished the bridge connecting the suite to the North Stand.

Extentia Group’s interior design specialist SpaceInvader andfurniture supplier Ralph Capper also worked on the project.

Interiors specialist Nanu Soda helped design the suites with all espoke internal fittings and furnishings.

Chris Slinger, operations director at Styles&Wood, said: “Headingley is one of Leeds’ most iconic venues, with this extensive redevelopment setting a benchmark for luxury hospitality facilities in the sporting world.

“This project showcases Extentia Group’s expertise in coordinating and delivering a full suite of built environment services, from M&E and interior design right through to bespoke joinery, decoration and furniture. We’re pleased to have played a role in creating an environment that supporters will be able to enjoy for years to come.”

Leeds Rhinos commercial director Rob Oates said: “This is the most significant refurbishment of the stadium since it very first opened in 1890, and we’re delighted with the results so far.

“Our partnership with Extentia Group has helped us to deliver new facilities of the highest quality, with the scale of our investment testament to the ongoing support of our fans.

“We’re excited to have created a world class sporting venue, as we prepare to welcome the ICC cricket world cup and the Ashes to Headingley later this year and the Rugby League World Cup in 2021.

“The redevelopment has also boosted the city’s conference facilities and produced an iconic venue for every occasion.”