Crown Sports Lockers celebrate 25 years

Twenty five years ago, Crown Sports Lockers’ founder, Richard Downing, walked into Addington Palace Golf Club to talk changing rooms with its then secretary Lawrence Dennis-Smither.

The changing facilities Crown installed at the prestigious venue are still going strong a generation later. “I visit there every year for a golf event,” says Lawrence, “and the lockers barely show their age. They are in excellent condition.”

Since then, Crown has evolved into arguably the UK’s leading bespoke timber changing room furniture manufacturer and installer.
Its purpose-built factory and dedicated spray line can make and deliver tailored solutions for operators not only in golf but also across the leisure, hospitality, fitness, office and industrial sectors.

Crown’s extensive list of longstanding customers testifies to the product quality, install know-how and dedicated project management it brings to every project.

Gidi Matlin, Head of FF & E for Village Hotels, states: “Quality of finish, fitout reliability and a single point of contact during projects are key advantages of specifying Crown Sports Lockers.“

Lawrence has chosen Crown at each of the three golf clubs he has managed. Now secretary at Seaford, he had also specified Crown when at Highwoods Golf Club. “They deliver a quality product you can trust, so why look elsewhere,“ is his verdict.
Award-winning sport and leisure operator The Club Company’s latest call on Crown was for upgrading changing provision and installing a crèche at their flagship Woodbury Park golf and leisure destination.

“Crown’s capability in providing a turnkey job saves me a fair deal of money and I know they will deliver top-end quality and finishes throughout, with little, if any, snagging,” states Project Manager Mark Warne.

Whatever the size of project, from hundreds of lockers supplied and fitted in educational establishments such as Cheltenham Ladies College to bijou fitness sites like CYC:D boutique fitness studio, Crown’s project management process ensures delivery on time and on budget.
The leading edge lacquering plant applies durable, fire retardant lacquers to Class 0 rating – a rising requirement in the wake of recent tragedies.

Meanwhile, bespoke surfaces such as PerfectSense help prevent finger marks and smearing on changing room surfaces – reducing maintenance demands.