Solus helps championship clubhouse to scoop first place in the style stakes

Nestled in the picturesque grounds of one of the UK’s finest Championship golf courses, the once dated Fairhaven clubhouse has been given a new lease of life, providing the perfect blend of historic charm and contemporary style.

Preston-based architect Frank Whittle Partnership Ltd teamed up with Solus, one of the UK’s leading suppliers of commercial floor and wall tiles, to carry out the impressive internal refurbishment, creating a relaxing retreat for golfers and visitors alike.

The companies’ flair for design and vast experience in the hospitality sector proved the key to success, with the clubhouse now exuding a fresh and modern ambiance preferred by 21st Century guests.

The major refurbishment and renovation programme took nine months to complete and involved reconfiguring the ground-floor to encourage entry into the bright and airy function room via the scenic 18-hole golf course.

A stylish bar has been added to the space, which is capable of catering for more than 100 guests at events such as weddings and parties, and the setting has been given a stunning makeover.

In the greatly extended male and female locker rooms, also located on the ground-floor, soft spotlights offer a gentle illumination and enhance the environment’s Scandinavian-influenced design.

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Adding to the effect are Solus’ wood-inspired Houston tiles from the Nordica range which have been laid throughout, creating a sense of calm cohesion. A fortuitous balance between aesthetic appeal and the requirement to meet safety standards, the range’s R11 grip finish makes it an ideal option for wet areas.

Concrete-style Howell tiles from Solus’ popular Format range and travertine-inspired Compression tiles from the Moorwalk collection grace the walls, complementing the floor’s subtle shades. Wood-effect lockers in rich chocolate and smooth sand hues complete the design, along with glazed shower cubicles which proudly bare the club’s famous pheasant emblem.

Upstairs, the expansive first-floor bar offers a multi-functional space, which can either be opened up to provide one large room or sectioned off into a trio of distinct areas. A vibrant palette featuring tones of indigo, teal, aquamarine, lime, periwinkle, lavender, and gold add a frisson of excitement to the furnishings and décor, creating an undeniable wow factor against a backdrop of soft fawn, gentle cream, and smoky grey hues.

Drawing revellers to the stylish bar, the understated Devout tiles from Solus’ Divine range create a pewter chevron pattern on the wall, complementing the cerulean wood panelling, while a subtle encaustic apron has been laid around the base of the counter using Bigga tiles from the Shetland range.

Claire Elvin, Solus’ Area Sales Manager for North-West England and North Wales, said: “The refurbishment and renovation of Fairhaven clubhouse was a major project that has completely transformed the building’s interior. It was great to be part of a chapter in the golf club’s prestigious history and I’m delighted that a wide range of Solus’ stunning tiles have been used to enhance the venue’s new fresh and modern feel.”

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