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Everton FC, Liverpool, England

AFL Architects were commissioned by Premier League soccer club, Everton FC, to design a new Academy Family Lounge at Finch Farm. The lounge would provide a dedicated space for the families of Academy and Pre-Academy players during their training sessions, and before and after matches. 

custom designed power units with LED lights, usb fast charging, blue power units

Family Lounge at Everton’s Finch Farm

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On surface power unit.  
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In surface power unit.  
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LED lights with power units, on surface power and LED lights, custom on surface power units, USB Charging on surface power unit

about this project

The design brief called for a welcoming space in which “families feel a sense of belonging”, acknowledging that families of Academy players will spend a significant amount of time at the facility. The space would provide a comfortable, homely area for the families, with an individualised and personable feel, all reflecting the club’s reputation as ‘The People’s Club’. 

This sense of belonging is echoed throughout the design. The rich history of the club is clear through the branding and colors used, from the furniture and the wall graphics, down to the power and USB outlets, which are all Everton blue. 

“[The] USB sockets and power supplies are a great way for parents to catch up with work and power devices to keep young siblings entertained during the long evenings spent here.”

Staff Feedback

Access to power sockets was an integral part of the brief, as adults would be using the space to work on laptops, and parents with children could keep their kids entertained with smartphones and tablets. 

OE’s PLUTO and PIXEL units were chosen to provide convenient, reliable power and USB charging for the space. To add to the aesthetic, blue LED lighting was used in the PLUTO units, which have become a focal point of the design. 

Everton Finch farm Lounge

“We now have a space that our families feel they belong in. People interact with each other more now, and the space has developed an ambience that was unachievable for the previous space.”

Louise Prowse, Academy Personal Development Coordinator