akp to revamp Hampden executive boxes
Hampden Park Ltd. has appointed akp to refurbish the Executive Boxes and North Stand Lounges at Hampden Park into new skybox and skylounge corporate hospitality and conferencing facilities.
Akp has started on site with completion due early next year. The £1.4m project will improve the spectator experience and accessibility within each of the 26 boxes, and enhance the overall feel within the North Stand Lounges with a complete upgrade and refurbishment to be undertaken.
The main focus of the project comprises of the strip out, refurbishment and fit out of each of the 26 Executive Boxes thereafter the complete refurbishment of the North Stand Lounges and associated facilities. New Mechanical & Engineering services will also be installed and connected to the stadium’s existing services.
Akp will be delivering a number of specially designed joinery items to be installed throughout the boxes along with a number of unique furniture pieces to further enhance the new look.
During the project Hampden will continue to operate as normal with private events and functions continuing to take place. The akp team are liaising regularly with the Hampden Events Co-ordinators to eliminate any disruption.
Peter Dallas, Managing Director at Hampden Park Ltd. said: “Once complete, this project will provide spectators with modern and flexible skyboxes and skylounges to enjoy the variety of events that Hampden host and in addition provide a dramatic new look and feel to the North Stand Lounges.”
Martin Rowley, Joint Managing Director of akp, commented: “We look forward to working with Holmes Miller, Doig & Smith, Mott MacDonald and Hulley & Kirkwood in completing this project for Hampden Park Ltd.
Having recently commenced the fit out of the new smart working infrastructure platform at St Vincent Plaza, in Glasgow for client Registers of Scotland, the akp team has majored in the fit out sector specifically delivering high specification projects. We feel our strong portfolio in the area will prove invaluable to the delivery of the Hampden Park project.”
Akp’s contract with Hampden Park Ltd. follows a series of recent projects. These include the fit out of Registers of Scotland Glasgow office within St Vincent Plaza, the Scotch Whisky Association’s relocation to a modern city centre development at the Quartermile, in Edinburgh, as well as an office expansion for the Green Investment Bank.