Case Studies

  • 18 March 2019

    Style and innovation feature in Nizels health club upgrade

    Innovative design, eyecatching changing room provision and project delivery excellence have united in a major health club refurbishment for operator The Club Company. Nizels Golf & Country Club nestles in attractive Kent countryside near Hildenborough and is one of the operator’s key sites. In July 2018, changing room specialists Crown Sports Lockers manufactured and installed […]

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  • 19 February 2019

    Crown’s the ‘Psycle logical’ choice

    Psycle is a premium boutique fitness brand running four sites across London. Since launch in 2014, the operator has offered “a high-intensity low-impact head to toe workout on a bike” from its original Mortimer Street studios and more recently at Canary Wharf, Shoreditch and Clapham locations. Mortimer Street, opened in February that year and has […]

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  • 18 February 2019

    Crown sign off stunning Saunton Sands Source Spa

    One of Crown’s finest-ever fitouts has opened at Saunton Sands Hotel. The £2m Source Spa & Wellness expansion raises the period 4-star destination to a heightened level of provision for guests visiting the popular coastal location. Leaders in West Country hospitality for more than 50 years, owners Brend Hotel Group brought in the locker specialists […]

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  • 14 February 2019

    Changing with the times

    One of Crown Sports Lockers’ earliest projects stretches back to 1993, when managing director Richard Downing stepped across the threshold of Addington Palace Golf Club near Croydon, to size up the scope of their changing room requirements. Then secretary Lawrence Dennis-Smither specified wooden lockers to transform tired, tight provision into fresh, spacious changing that heralded […]

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  • 9 February 2019

    Style is ageless

    One of Crown Sports Lockers’ earliest golf changing room fitouts has stylishly stood the test of time, 25 years after the new facilities put West Kent Golf Club on a fresh footing. The pillars of ‘etiquette, courtesy and friendship’ form the foundations of this characerful club, its website proudly proclaims. Founded in 1916, this private […]

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  • 5 February 2019

    I spy fresh changing rooms

    When moles Guy Burgess and Donald Maclean sought to contact Russia under their zeal to give the world power British secrets during the Cold War, they chose a sparcely populated Kentish summit. The reason? At 700 feet above sea level, Biggin Hill provided a communication source clear to Soviet territory. Today, Cherry Lodge Golf Club […]

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  • 4 February 2019

    McCaulays ‘on-trend’ with contemporary wet and dry changing

    Health club operator McCaulays is planning long-term to develop its fitness, sport and leisure offering for a burgeoning member base. Integral to its mission is the quality of the clubs’ changing provision as the South-west provider tailors member demographic, lifestyle and budget in an intensely competitive sector. A 3,000 membership is spread across McCaulays’ Ivybridge […]

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  • 29 January 2019

    Quality key in Beyond Escapes launch destination

    Beyond Escapes Devon is the first of several new holiday and leisure experiences planned over the next five years. Boutique apartments and luxury lodges with exhilarating hot tubs are set in the grounds of a stately mansion overlooking the South Devon countryside near Totnes, commanding magnificent views down to the Torbay coastline. “We have started […]

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  • 5 December 2018

    St Michaels mounts destination drive

    Award-winning leisure destination St Michaels resort has completed a £10m expansion programme, redeveloping its spa and health club and enlarging its guest accommodation under a wider £50m construction programme. The four-star destination – said to be the only Elemis SkinLab in the region and winner of the Best Spa in Cornwall accolade, specified changing rooms […]

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  • 6 August 2018

    Steel `goes against the grain` as timber storage falls back in favour

    When Airdrie Golf Club celebrated its centenary in 1977, the committee chose to upgrade the men’s changing provision, fitting steel lockers as a modern alternative to old wooden ones. Run by volunteers, the club manages operational costs and capital expenditure extremely carefully. Although the lockers were starting to show their age as the years rolled […]

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  • 1 August 2018

    Persistence pays for Ogbourne ladies

    Pressure for new changing provision from lady members at Ogbourne Downs Golf Club has paid off handsomely. ”There was an ever-increasing need to upgrade the ladies locker room to modern standards,” recalls house committee member Mike Ford. “The men’s changing room had been upgraded some years ago, so the ladies felt that it was time […]

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  • 6 May 2018

    The Royle treatment

    Hard on the heels of refreshing health club changing provision at Castle Royle Golf & Country Club, bespoke furniture manufacturer and installer Crown Sports Lockers has just refitted their golf men’s locker room. The members-only championship 18-hole course near Maidenhead, Berkshire, sits in 180 acres of scenic rolling parkland with reportedly some of the best […]

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  • 22 April 2018

    Royle refreshment

    An award-winning sport and leisure club has just refreshed its health club changing facilities to keep it on trend in the fast-moving fitness market. Currently club of year in UK Active’s annual Flame Awards, Castle Royle Golf & Country Club, near Maidenhead, includes a members-only championship 18-hole course sited in 180 acres of scenic rolling […]

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  • 10 April 2018

    Classy upgrade fits the bill for Crossfit clientele

    A West-London gym has blitzed its building inside, dramatically upscaling the quality of its fitness and changing room environment and furnishings. Blitz Crossfit is a member of the 300-strong Crossfit UK affiliation, a network numbering tens of thousands worldwide. “The beauty of the affiliation is that each gym is different, approaching fitness in its own […]

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  • 12 March 2018

    Park Inn, Heathrow

    Gym change uplift “a breath of fresh air” Upgrade of the busy Pace Gym is the latest phase of a rolling redevelopment programme at the vast 895-room Park Inn, Heathrow. Project architects Satellite have worked with the hotel for the last seven years, redesigning several key areas, including the bar and restaurant. This time round, […]

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  • 9 March 2018

    Woodbury Park deepens destination status with new spa, crèche and changing provision

    The emergence of Woodbury Park as a major sport and leisure destination from functional golf club has accelerated with the unveiling of new and refurbished facilities across the picturesque rural site. Under its strategy of extending the family offering at the Devon estate, owner and operator The Club Company has opened a spa and crèche […]

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  • 7 March 2018

    Airdrie Golf Club – Ice and easy

    Crown Sports Lockers delivered one of its largest ever self-install golf changing room consignments recently, in the teeth of some of the harshest weather the UK has witnessed in nearly ten years. Battling through blizzard conditions and deep snow, the HGV load made it through to Airdrie Golf Club as the `Beast from the East` […]

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  • 6 March 2018

    Changing Times

    Designing and fitting out changing and locker rooms is a specialised business, requiring knowledge and expertise across several disciplines for the whole to work out greater than the sum of the parts. Partnering the process When it’s time for a change and a refit, or starting from scratch, best to specify a supplier/installer that can […]

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  • 15 February 2018

    Lockers spell a change for the better at Bawburgh

    Lockers spell a change for the better at Bawburgh A 1990s golf destination is reaping the rewards of bolstering its under-equipped locker rooms with a bespoke fitout by furniture manufacturer and installer Crown Sports Lockers. Bawburgh Golf Club was founded by local resident Alan Barnard in 1979, when a 9-hole course with driving range was […]

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  • 1 December 2017

    Crowning Glory as Rickerby Retreat Returns After the Flood

    The floods that devastated Carlisle and neighbouring parts in 2015 could have spelt the end for Rickerby Retreat Spa but they have transformed their prospects to return more committed than ever to deliver their vision of leisure luxury. The Retreat offers a full range of ESPA treatments and claims to be the only such spa […]

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  • 23 November 2017

    Luxury furniture finish makes PerfectSense

    A fresh finish from bespoke timber furniture manufacturers and installers Crown Sports Lockers is set to make its mark on the quality of hotel provision without guests making theirs on it. PerfectSense Matt from Egger delivers a high-quality precision lacquered finish on a robust board finish, prepared with an anti-fingerprint property to prevent unsightly imprints […]

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  • 3 November 2017

    A touch of Elan

    Elan Spa at Mallory Court Hotel is the first standalone facility of its kind in the eight-strong Eden Hotel Collection – and its flagship property. Erected next to the charming country hotel destination in 12 acres of rolling Warwickshire countryside, the £7m Orchard House project has surely fashioned one of the finest leisure retreats in […]

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  • 15 October 2017

    Changing times at Helston, as club boosts indoor provision

    Helston Athletic FC is a club that is going places. Founded in 1896, the club attracted five-figure Football Stadia Improvement Fund money three years ago to enable it to install a new 100-seater grandstand, floodlights, dugouts and erect full ground perimeter fencing. More developments are in the wings at Kellaway Park as England’s most southerly […]

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  • 7 October 2017

    Lime among the Lakes

    Proprietors Mike and Angela Dunbobbin chose Crown Sports Lockers to fit out changing rooms at the new £ 1m+ Garden Spa expansion to their period Appleby Manor Hotel, which enjoys glorious Lake District National Park panoramas. Crown installed the Spa male and female changing rooms with full-size and holdall lockers, complete with vanity units, regaled […]

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  • 1 October 2017

    Skiers’ dry run for Italian dream trip

    Olympic disabled skiers took to the slopes recently to prepare for a trip of a lifetime to the Italian pistes and raise funds to make it come true. Exeter Adaptive Ski Club is planning to run the journey next year for its members, whose special needs mean it won’t be cheap. “Their costs are far […]

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  • 13 September 2017

    Once Sene, never forgotten

    Half a century has elapsed since golfing maestro Henry Cotton redesigned the 18-hole scenic downland course at Sene Valley Golf Club, in Hythe, Kent. Since then a rolling programme of reinvestment has created some of the finest putting surfaces in the region, amid glorious views over the English Channel to the French coast. This thriving […]

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  • 1 September 2017

    Game changing days at Brightlife

    With a vision to “encompass the breadth of personal beliefs”, Brightlife Centre, Isle of Man attracts visitors from across the UK, mainland Europe and the Far East, such is its appeal. Offering everything from yoga and pilates to personal and corporate development workshops, the Centre closed in 2015 for an extensive refurbishment that has elevated […]

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  • 1 September 2017

    The finishing touch that fights fire

    Fire awareness has become a consuming issue for those in the building supply chain. Measures to slow spread of fire are vital and retardant finishes are likely to be specified far more now. Intumescent paint lacquers are available for wood, providing a clear finish that also preserves the appearance of the grain. Specialist autospray machines […]

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  • 1 September 2017

    Hunstanton blends modern and traditional

    Hunstanton Golf Club is in the throes of major change indoors and out on the course. The north west Norfolk club, overlooking The Wash, has completed a 5-year development programme of its Top 100 championship links course under the guidance of leading golf architects Martin Hawtree. It also harbours expansive plans for its coastal clubhouse […]

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  • 1 August 2017

    Boutique spa ‘jewel in Genting resort crown’

    Genting Casinos first hotel and resort in the UK opened this spring, resplendent with luxury boutique hotel housing an inspirational spa conceived and designed by Spa Creators, with treatment rooms and changing areas installed by Crown Sports Lockers. The Malaysian operator commissioned the spa designers and consultancy to conceive dry and wet leisure provision for […]

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  • 1 August 2017

    Ladies on par with men at Seaford

    Seaford Golf Club had already upgraded its men’s changing rooms, courtesy of Crown, when its lady members knew the time was right to upgrade theirs. Overlooking a delightful stretch of the East Sussex coastline commanding easterly views of the Seven Sisters and English Channel, Seaford offers one of the south’s finest downland courses. Founded in […]

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  • 1 July 2017

    Changing fortunes for power generating team

    A 40-strong team runs Britain’s newest electricity generator – Carrington Power Station in Greater Manchester. The 880MW combined cycle gas turbine, officially opened by Minister for Energy Jesse Norman MP in March 2017, is said to be one of the most efficient thermal plants in the UK, creating clean energy to power a million homes […]

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  • 1 May 2017

    Crown lockers add degree of difference at UWE Centre for Sport

    When the University of the West of England’s (UWE) Centre for Sport decided to upgrade its changing areas it wanted the same style of provision – only different. The existing lockers were fitted when the Centre opened a decade ago and were showing their age. Doors were missing and sharp edges were starting to cause […]

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  • 1 April 2017

    ‘Fit as a fiddle’ lockers strike right chord for new bursar

    A new broom sweeps clean they say but bursar Stephen White isn’t planning to brush away the lockers he’s inherited at Ibstock Place School, Roehampton, any time soon. “The quality and condition of the lockers was one of things I first noticed when I came here,” recalls Stephen, who moved into post at the independent […]

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  • 1 April 2017

    Nottingham High School

    Most of us can recall the chore of carrying bags, books, clothes and other paraphernalia around with us when locker doors were broken or hanging loose. Whatever’s inside them, lockers present a pupil’s safe haven for all that stuff they would otherwise have to lug around with them through the day. Some schools and academies […]

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  • 1 March 2017

    Fit for the future as Crown change the game for Lenzie Golf Club

    Commanding views across the Campsie Fells, Lenzie Golf Club offers a round of delightfully rural golf in the North East quarter of Glasgow. Bustling for business amid a bevy of other golf venues clustered locally makes the drive for members an imperative for a private members club moving up to the next level of provision. […]

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  • 1 February 2017

    Crown ‘SPArring partner’ in leisure revolution

    As the Government moots modular building to tackle Britain’s housing shortfall, the concept is already powering into the boutique hotel sector. Leading locker manufacturer Crown Sports Lockers has helped create Britain’s first modular spa facility in what is a transformational development in spa design for the leisure and hospitality market. SPAshell is the brainchild of […]

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  • 1 February 2017

    Crown kit out a class act

    When London-based commercial litigation lawyer Faye Walton was seeking a fresh challenge away from city strife, the mother of four spotted a gap for a fresh approach to fitness in her Surrey home town. “Haslemere has a couple of gyms and a leisure centre but my vision was to fill a niche for an aspirational […]

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  • 1 January 2017

    Crown help create fitness hotspot

    Shifting leisure trends have sparked a rethink at a leading fitness site as it targets more sport specific members. Burn Fitness is the rebranded facility that realised its twin-floor provision no longer catered for an evolving customer base demanding a more gym-oriented service. In an extensive process of downsizing to purely first-floor facilities, Managing Director […]

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  • 1 September 2016

    Hotel Leisure Upgrade – Great for Business

    Family-owned Ilsington Country House Hotel in Newton Abbot lies within Dartmoor National Park and commands stunning views across historic landscapes. The 25-bed destination wanted to upgrade its outdated 1980s swimming pool, sauna and whirlpool spa, housed in a separate building, to cater for today’s demands. After conducting an extensive feasibility study into developing an integrated […]

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  • 1 September 2016

    Crown Sports Lockers unveil Axis locking system especially rated for damp environments

    Bespoke timber furniture manufacturers Crown Sports Lockers are expanding their presence at Independent Hotel Show with an uprated range of locking systems for their hotel installations. Reflecting the still-strong growth in the independent hotel sector, Crown’s larger walkthrough-style stand within Destination Spa will carry examples of the latest Digilock Axis IP55 rated locking system designed […]

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