Buddies see light at end of the tunnel

NEWLY promoted St Mirren Football Club will start life back in the top flight of Scottish football with a refurbished tunnel area featuring wall cladding that documents some of the team’s greatest achievements.

Glasgow-based Rearo Laminates has completed supply work on the refurbishment project, which was a collaborative effort involving laminate suppliers Formica, Gate Creative and Rearo’s own manufacturing team.

The new wall cladding tells the story of the Paisley club and is designed to visually inspire the players before a game.

The panels feature historic victories and inspirational players. Designer Ken Doig said, “I wanted to combine the obvious pride in the club and town with a strong sense of St Mirren’s branding to create a powerful, emotive area for the team and visitors alike.

“The overall design is based simply on the black and white stripes, with a Paisley pattern background. I used the club slogan “our town, our team” to maximum effect, running it from floor to ceiling.”

Fabricated within Rearo’s manufacturing site, the design has been encapsulated in laminate using Formica’s Younique service digital printing techniques.

St Mirren chairman Gordon Scott added, “We’re absolutely delighted with the tunnel renovation. The design captures the spirit of the club perfectly and will serve us well in our return to the Premier League.”

The panel installation was completed by AMJ Joinery.