Robin Park Leisure Centre and Arena in Wigan, Lancashire, offers a wide range of sport and fitness classes. This popular centre is located next to the Wigan Warriors rugby league team training ground and is open seven days a week.
To create a multifunctional space to accommodate a café, bar and business hub. Everyone from Wigan Warriors players to students and leisure centre members uses the space so it needed to be both functional and comfortable.
The large room features a red Kingfisher mural at one end so it was important to supply furniture that would complement this. There is also a large Wigan Warriors logo in grey and white near the cafe area.
The Warner Contract Furniture Solution:
Following an initial on-site consultation, Warner Contract Furniture recommended a mix of standard and bespoke commercial furniture. In total the order comprised 180 individual products to suit a dining area, a study / business area, and a soft seating lounge area.
Commercial Furniture suitable for eating and drinking areas must be able to withstand the knocks of heavy use yet stay looking good. So, chairs and tables made from durable materials that are easy to keep clean are essential.
We therefore recommended mixing and matching table bases to provide different social dining options for customers in the main part of the room. These were complemented by four poseur table bases located on the window side of the room where customers can sit in pairs for coffee or drinks.
All laminate table tops in various different sizes and shapes were manufactured by Warner Contract Furniture as bespoke items for the Robin Park site.
Final product specification for the Robin Park cafe area:
Imola Table Bases supporting two large rectangular table tops covered in bespoke graphitewood HPL laminate. (is this right?)
Featuring an industrial twin pedestal design, Imola Table Bases are both practical and stylish. They are made from contract quality steel with a clear lacquer finish and can support rectangular table tops to seat around eight people.
The graphitewood laminate is a hard-wearing surface comprising a black finish with a decorative white wood grain design.
Valencia XL Table Bases supporting two large round table tops also featuring a bespoke graphitewood HPL laminate finish. Due to their size these had to be manufactured in two semi circular pieces and then joined together on site usning connectors.
The Valencia XL Table Base is an ideal choice for leisure centre cafeterias. They are made from cast iron with a scratch-resistant grey powder-coated finish and feature three central columns. And they can easily seat eight people around a 1600mm diameter table top.
Featuring a contemporary brushed steel finish, the Danilo M Poseur Table Base has a cast iron core to give extra stability. Our Danilo table bases are not only strong they also offer superb style and quality.
Each of the four large rectangular and round dining tables at the Robin Park facility is matched with eight Paris Industrial Cafe Chairs. Our Paris chairs are a popular choice for leisure centres and cafes as they are strong, easy to keep clean and stackable. They’re also extremely stylish and made from steel with a grey powder coated finish. Other finishes available include gun metal grey and vintage copper.
The four Danilo Poseur tables each have two Paris Bar Stools that match the dining chairs with a durable grey powder coated finish.
We suggested that the business hub be located at the opposite end of the room from the lounge area and away from the dining area so that people can talk business and work or study in a calm environment.
The specification comprised:
Our Danilo Complete Round Tables comprise a standard Danilo base of brushed stainless steel with a sturdy cast iron core matched with a 2-seater laminate table top in one of six colours – wenge, walnut, oak, beech, black and white. For Robin Park we specified a bespoke 25mm white laminate top.
The Shoreditch range of commercial chairs are incredibly popular with leisure centres and it’s not hard to see why. They have a contemporary, Scandinavian design with a seat made from tough polypropylene. There is a choice of nine strong colours for the seat shell and different leg styles.
For Robin Park we chose the Shoreditch Chairs Frame K with a red seat shell supported by turned wooden legs in black which are held together by stylish black steel framework.
The red chairs help to provide a splash of strong colour to this end of the Robin Park Arena cafe which is mostly white. The red also echoes the red Kingfisher mural at the other end of the room.
Soft Seating / Lounge Area
To provide an area that members can relax in, Warner suggested a mix of comfortable sofas, armchairs, with matching stools and coffee tables. All in shades of grey, and black and to complement the large red Kingfisher mural.
The sofas, tub chairs and stools are all bespoke, manufactured from solid wood frames with high quality faux leather upholstery in grey. Can we say any more about these items? Are they listed on the website and just given different upholstery? Do they have names?
They are designed to be stylish, comfortable, hardwearing and easy to keep clean.
The final specification comprised:
Danilo Rectangular Coffee Table Base plus a 40mm rectangular graphitewood HPL laminate table top.
The Danilo bases have a solid cast iron core housed in a base and pedestal of high quality brushed stainless steel and match the Danilo poseur tables used in the dining area. The graphitewood HPL laminate tops match the other bespoke roudn and rectangular table tops in the dining area.
The on-site consultation took place on 12 September 2019 and the order was placed on 10 October. Warner Contract Furniture delivered and completed the fit-out on-site on 23 October. From order to delivery took just 2 weeks
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