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Somerset Hub

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7 Wellington Square

Ayr

KA7 1EN

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Overview

We designed a new purpose-built facility for Ayr United Football Club with the intention of improving staff and visitor facilities at Somerset Park.

 

As the existing club shop and offices had reached the end of their life, our brief was to provide a fresh and modern design for their club shop, including prominent frontage, a reception area with 3 main offices, a small social club and a bar area that could serve food and host entertainment.

Location

Somerset Park, Ayr


Client

Ayr United FC


Budget

£150,000 - £200,000


Completion

Ongoing


Our client saw this project as an opportunity to energise the local area by enhancing the existing access to the ground and the surrounding public realm.

Significantly improving the public frontage and entrance environment was a key necessity from the beginning of the design process, and so our team spent time considering the local area and residents.

 

Our final design concept saw us putting those considerations to use to make sure we met our clients' needs and exceeded the expectations of the community of supporters. 

A photograph showing an external view of Somerset Hub.
Photograph showing the interior of Somerset Hub, including merchandise.

Materials and finishes

The material palette was inspired by the local context. Red facing brick was chosen to match the brick on the adjacent stadium entrance as well as the red sandstone of the surrounding area.

 

Replacing a derelict house, garage and office Portakabin situated in an unusual and constrained boundary, we had to be innovative and efficient with space planning for this project.

Close up render image of Somerset Hub during the day.
Render image of Somerset Hub during the day.
Axonometric drawing of Somerset Hub project.

Outcome

The new building aims to upgrade the public frontage to the stadium entrance and features a new club shop, reception area and social facility, all to benefit the local community. 

 

We're pleased that our client has reported plenty of positive feedback and support from club supporters and the local community.

Photograph showing the interior of the social area at Somerset Hub, including wall decals.
Photograph showing external view of Somerset Hub in the evening.
Render image showing an external view of Somerset Hub in the evening.

Project team

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Steven Denham

Founder and Managing Director

Staff member smiling mid conversation in Denham Youd offices.

Joanne Cowan

Part 2 Architectural Assistant

Staff member smiling during a client meeting in Denham Youd offices.

Andrew McCallum

Architectural Technologist


Project collaborators

Ashleigh Ltd

Contractor

Clancy

Structural & Civil

Aynam Energy Ltd

Energy

CDM Scotland

Principle Designer

David Barbour

Photography

David Smith

Managing Director, Ashleigh Scotland Ltd

Denham Youd are an excellent consultant with a team ethos and collaborative approach to all aspects of a project.

David Smith

Managing Director, Ashleigh Scotland Ltd

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