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Punchestown Racecourse

Punchestown Racecourse

Features

  • Raised letter signs – internal and external – finishes from matt colours to metallic gold
  • Folded powder-coated panels with silver metallic vinyl text and raised gold graphics
  • Cut wall vinyls for information and directions
  • Floor to ceiling full colour printed wall graphics
  • Etched effect prints fitted to glass panels
  • Projecting health and safety signs
  • Permanent manifestations (frosted vinyl) on all the glass panels to ensure compliance with the Building Regulations 2010 Part M
  • Event signs – corriboards, vinyls, Foamex prints
  • Di bond panels – full colour print and laminate with silver vinyl text
  • Etched brass memorial plaques

Client: Punchestown Racecourse

Punchestown, just outside Naas, Co Kildare is the home of Irish Jumps Racing. Every April it hosts the main horseracing festival of the Irish National Hunt Season. With millions of euro of prizemoney on offer, it attracts huge crowds and many of the best horses from Ireland and the UK. This year the festival drew a record crowd of 127,000 people through the turnstiles.

Punchestown also hosts many other large-scale events, including trade shows, concerts and in the recent past, Oxegen, the biggest music festival ever held in Ireland.

Works

CSS Signs have worked with Punchestown for well over a decade, providing event signage for many festivals. We always remain on call 24/7 for the duration of events for any last-minute changes.

Over the past year Punchestown has undergone a multimillion euro redevelopment. This involved redesigning and refurbishing the main Grand Stand, followed by a major new build, ‘The Hunt Stand’. The Hunt Stand is a superbly located building, overlooking the last fence. It houses a variety of facilities including The Bollinger Lounge, The Goffs Owners & Trainers Bar, The Corinthian (upmarket restaurant), The Vantage Room (corporate box for entertaining up to 40 guests), The Festival Bar and The Fox Den Café. We worked closely with the Punchestown marketing team to design signs and graphics for these facilities.

We also collaborated with other consultants. Dynamo, the branding agency, were responsible for the Goffs Owners and Trainers Lounge. We worked with them to help implement their client’s brief. We printed and fitted wall graphics and installed gold metallic raised letters and vinyls.

We also worked on an interesting and challenging job with Dynamo. Some of the most famous horses sold through Goffs down the years were the likes of Arkle, Hardy Eustace and Hurricane Fly. The client wanted images of these legends as etched effect impressions on glass panels within the Lounge. This called for several iterations to achieve the right effect. They were then printed using an ultra-clear vinyl and fitted directly to the toughened glass panels.     

Number 10 Design looked after interior design of facilities in the Grand Stand and The Hunt Stand, and in setting up the corporate hospitality arena. CSS Signs assisted them in branding these areas. 

Client Testimonial
The CSS Signs team have been an integral part of the recent Punchestown Racecourse capital redevelopment scheme. A project of this scale demanded extensive, professional and punctual service which CSS Signs delivered. The team are a pleasure to work with, always bring creativity and expertise to a project and very importantly offer good value. We look forward to working with them in the future and highly recommend CSS Signs. Shona Dreaper Marketing & Communications Manager Punchestown Racecourse, Naas, Co. Kildare, Ireland
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