The Road to Wembley is a well-trodden path for sports fans and concert goers alike – and keeping the landmark venue in the very best condition is crucial to maintain its position as one of the most famous stadiums in the world.
Crown Paints is working behind the scenes to ensure more than two million visitors who flock to the venue each year are left with a lasting impression of its iconic status.
The UK paint manufacturer’s Specification Services team is working with CBRE – who maintain the Stadium – to deliver outstanding aesthetics and safety on site.
The team is delivering a personal service which helps the CBRE facilities management unit to achieve outstanding results, with support including the delivery of technical specifications, colour matching and delivery co-ordination.
The CBRE maintenance department specifies a variety of high-quality products from the Crown Paints range, including both Crown Trade Timonox Acrylic Eggshell and Scrubbable Matt formulations. Clean Extreme Scrubbable Matt is also specified.
The products are provided in a palette of 12 core colours which have all been carefully matched to ensure the correct shade is provided in accordance with Wembley’s branding requirements.
All of the products also need to be non-oil based to reduce odours for the comfort of those who visit or work at the venue.
Jack Hopkins, CBRE Fabric Supervisor at Wembley Stadium, said: “We’ve been working with Crown Paints for three years.
“The paints are always here when we need them and we find no-one else offers the quality of products we require or the same level of service.
“The paint goes on to the surfaces really well and the products are geared-up for commercial use in terms of their durability.”
Crown Paints products are used across vast areas of the Stadium.
Pillars around hospitality areas and communal spaces are painted with flame-retardant Crown Trade Timonox. The CBRE team has chosen the Crown Trade Timonox system to enhance safety on site in this high traffic area.
And for the corridor areas and in the 161 hospitality boxes, Crown Trade Clean Extreme is used. The product’s high technology formulation provides a surface that is not only wipeable but has the real bonus of offering a truly scrubbable finish, enabling marks and stains to be easily removed to ensure an attractive look is in place for the long term. This allows a ‘just painted’ appearance to be maintained, with surfaces returned to their pristine condition time and time again.
Debbie Orr, Crown Paints Trade Marketing Manager, said: “Wembley Stadium is one of the most famous stadiums in the world and our heritage and expertise - which involves over 200 years of knowledge, experience and passion inside every tin - is providing the right blend of support to such an iconic venue.
“This is a hugely prestigious project which we are very proud of.
“It demonstrates the quality of our products and the scope and scale of support our Specification Services Team can provide.”
A video of the partnership between Crown Paints and CBRE at Wembley Stadium can be viewed at https://youtu.be/K7k5BAFqhB8