In 2017 the famed Woodpecker Bar and Restaurant in Lanark’s town centre changed hands after 36 years. The new owners wanted a fresh look to mark the beginning of a new chapter in the Woodpecker’s history and our products played a key role in the transformation.

Client considerations

Woodpecker owners Ali and Claire Campbell, and Tim Lowe called on the expert services of celebrity interior designer and Selkie Brand Ambassador, John Amabile, to help with their venue’s revamp. They wanted to create an industrial and contemporary feel, while giving consideration to the many practical elements involved in running a bar and restaurant.

Our solutions

For the bar area, our Selkie wall panels were an obvious choice for John. Having worked with the product for several years, he is extremely confident in recommending and specifying Selkie to current work projects. As well as the aesthetic benefits, Selkie is extremely hard wearing, making it ideal for a commercial area such as a bar. With its easy clean, wipe down properties, Selkie also copes well with the inevitable spillages and sticky residue from alcoholic beverages. With 30 designs to choose from, the industrial style Textured Concrete was selected for the Woodpecker, with its interactive, textured surface giving an opulent edge.


Keeping with the luxury-industrial feel, John selected an Egger worktop in Stone Grey from our stocked range to compliment the wall panels. The surface ST9 Smoothtouch Matt creates a sense of warmth, with its almost velvety touch and natural character. A popular contemporary design, it teams perfectly with the smooth curvature of the Woodpecker bar. Its laminate surface also makes it highly practical, with resistance to grease and stains, easy clean surface and general longevity.

End result

The combined effect of the Selkie panels and Egger worktops played a central role in John’s industrial, grey palette inspired design. Modern, stylish and completely fit for purpose, John achieved an interior which is aesthetically pleasing, practical and easily capable of standing the test of time.

Technical Details:

2440 x 1220 Concrete Matt 903m Laminate Sheets

Product Details

  • Height- 2420mm
  • Width- 1200mm
  • Thickness- 11mm
  • Colour- Textured Concrete
  • Fire Rating- Class 2 Surface Spread of flame as standard BS476 Part 7. Can be tailored for Class 1 or Class 0.
  • Resistance to water- PUR Hotmelt adhesive conforms to D4 moisture resistance

Egger Stone Grey U727 ST9 Worktop

Worktops are available in a variety of 25mm / 38mm thicknesses and as 4100 x 650mm (edged on one long side) or 920mm (edged on two long sides) Collection EGGER Decorative Collection 2017-2019

Colour & decor worlds Warm Greys

Surface Texture ST9 Smoothtouch Matt

Decor group Uni

Colour level Medium

Colour Tone Grey

NCS S4005-Y50R

Ral -

Pantone 407C