SpaceInvader unveils Headingley Stadium’s new 500 capacity hospitality suite

SpaceInvader is proud to unveil the new banqueting and corporate facilities at Headingley Stadium, home to Leeds Rhinos Rugby League, Yorkshire Carnegie Rugby Union clubs and Yorkshire County Cricket Club.

SpaceInvader who were successful in a competitive bid provided the interior design of the stadium's new corporate hospitality spaces within the North Stand development, working as part of a wider design team led by Caddick Construction and in collaboration with DLA architects.

With high traffic bustling spaces, the key objectives were to ensure the design blended functionality, flexibility and aspiration, including robust materials throughout and with the ability to reconfigure the space for conferences and events.

The interior design scheme included high-quality materials with clever detailing, through a reoccurring use of simple & considered bold forms, including polished concrete flooring, oak parquet herringbone, textured broadloom carpets, solid oak joinery panelling layers against large format porcelain wall panels, concrete renders, textured wallpapers, along with textured furnishings and feature lighting.

The 500 plus seater Emerald suite which boasts panoramic views across each pitch included a bespoke ceiling intervention combining fabric acoustic slats with over 250 individually hung pendant lights at staggered heights, providing a warm and rich aesthetic element.

The owners of each Private box had the opportunity to select an FF&E package that best suited their needs. A carefully curated family of products was selected by SpaceInvader to ensure continuity of style and quality throughout. The mix of furniture styles across the 13 Boxes include formal dining, high benches with stools and soft informal sofas and coffee tables.

The fit-out works were led by Extentia Group’s Styles&Wood’s Yorkshire division, bespoke joinery by JCareyDesign and FF&E supplied by Ralph Capper, were amongst many others of the supply chain based within the Yorkshire region.

Paul Caddick, Caddick Construction comments:

“Spaceinvader has designed and managed the interior design of the redevelopment of the Headingley Stadium delivering an outstanding facility on time and within budget.
As a client, we had the benefit of seeing the completed project through computer-generated imagery which helped the decision-making process immensely on this complex multi-purpose facility."

"Pre-contract sketches and detailed specifications gave tradesmen a detailed brief of what was required which left no ambiguity in relation to the exacting standards that were needed. On behalf of the club, I am pleased to congratulate both Sarah and her organisation Spaceinvader for the outstanding job they have done."