A day ahead of the Calcutta Cup rugby match between Scotland and England, the home changing room at Twickenham Stadium has re-opened for events. The space has been refurbished as part of Twickenham's £75m 'modernisation and improvement project' as England prepares to host the 2015 Rugby World Cup.
Improvements to the space focus on the heritage of England Rugby and include a wall of honour displaying the names of every player to be capped for England. It will offer dining facilities for up to 50 and breakout facilities for up to 100 delegates. The dining experience can be further enhanced with rugby memorabilia and the inclusion of ex-international rugby players as guest speakers.
Chris Morris, managing director of Twickenham Experience, which recruited The Barbican's Samme Allen in January, said: "The England changing room is one of our most unique dining and meeting spaces within the stadium and is immensely popular with corporate clients. The newly refurbished facilities have been designed to create the optimum motivational environment for the England rugby team to prepare for a match. It is an inspirational space at the heart of Twickenham Stadium and we are delighted to be able to offer access to clients to create truly memorable events."
When asked if she would consider the Twickenham space for an event Alex Taylor, events & exhibitions manager EMEA at Cushman & Wakefield, said: "We are always looking for new & different venues. We have used the Long Room at Lord's and the Pitch View Room at Wembley Stadium and rugby is extremely popular within our industry."