Follow us on Linkedin

Ascot delivers VIP structure for BBC Proms In The Park

Posted by MT_ascot

Ascot Structures was asked by Festival Republic to deliver a VIP structure for BBC Proms In The Park & Radio 2 Live In Hyde Park. The brief was to deliver a bespoke, very smart looking structure, with a cutting edge design that was in-keeping within the surroundings of Hyde Park. The structure was used to entertain corporate guests who enjoyed a champagne reception, luxury 3 course dinner and drinks.

Festival Republic has been running the event for a number of years and were looking for a new hospitality structure for their VIP area, Working in conjunction with Ascot’s sales and project manager and utilising the BBC’s and Festival Republic’s prior knowledge and experience of both the site and the event they designed a structure that matched their requirements.

The structure provided included an entrance area complete with ramp, cloakroom and reception desk; a main dining room complete with an integrated covered viewing platform; a tent to house their luxury integral WC’s; kitchen facilities including an external fridge and loading platform, designed specifically for the event and a staff changing room.

It was erected using Ascot Structures’ unique Layher system scaffolding, to deliver premium viewing for guests. This started at a height of 2m and was raised to 3m, taking into account the contours and undulations within Hyde Park as it approaches the Serpentine. The scaffold base was used in conjunction with decking steps and ramps to ensure that the facility was fully compliant with Health & Safety and DDA legislation.  This included linking the reception tent and main dining tent with a bespoke 30m (l) x 2m (w) decking ramp that was finished with Ascot’s luxury glass safety hand rail. It featured several sloping sections, returns and flat decking platforms.

The main dining room was finished using Ascot’s new flat white stretch linings for roofs, walls and gables, in addition a false apex gave the appearance of a central apex, despite it being slightly off centre due to the recessed viewing platform. The reception tent was finished with tack off linings and bespoke stretch recessed roof linings, designed by Ascot especially for the event, delivering a seamless overall finish.

Both Festival Republic and the BBC were delighted with the end result, it was a stunning structure that completely met their objectives for the event.

This entry was posted in . Bookmark the permalink.