Sporting Events, Marquee Hire Yorkshire

 

 

 

Newcastle Racecourse

The John Smith’s Northumberland Plate and Beeswing Ladies Day are Newcastle Racecourse’s largest race fixtures and indeed two of our largest events. We have worked with Newcastle Racecourse for 5 years now and are looking forward to continuing our contract.

Obstacles:

  • Excessive crowd numbers compared to normal race meetings
  • Requirements for marquee village  
  • Demand for flexible hospitality options on key race days
  • Demand for toilet provision where there are no permanent facilities

Solutions:

  • Provide temporary hospitality structures including marquees with large shared restaurants, marquees with private chalets and completely private stand alone marquees
  • We provide wet weather cover to the Champagne Lawn, Sponsors Lawn and also provide cover for entrances and ticket sales
  • Provide operational support throughout the build and pack down, as well as during both the John Smith’s Northumberland Plate and Ladies Day
  • Design, plan and implement infrastructure and resources to create  marquee village, incorporating 3 hospitality marquees, entrances, a bar, a band stand, boundary fencing and laying 3000m2 of astro grass, amongst providing all furniture, generators and distribution
  • Provide temporary toilet facilities throughout site, working alongside another toilet provider to supply around 30 toilet units
  • Facilitate and provide all furniture requirements, utilising our sister company Yorkshire Furniture Events 

York Racecourse, Yorkshire

Throughout their racing season, we are proud to work closely with York Racecourse to provide them with a wide range of services and solutions including marquee hire, luxury toilet hire, furniture hire, generator hire and wet weather cover hire. 

Obstacles:

  • Demand for hospitality on key race days outweighs the permanent facilities
  • Limited on site toilet facilities
  • Erection and care of their own temporary structures 
  • Race days have varying demands for bar and catering units 
  • Unreliable British weather!! 

 Solutions:

  • Erect temporary hospitality structures with options for large shared restaurant marquees and private individual hospitality chalets 
  • We provide wet weather cover to high traffic areas to enhance customer experience and increase profitability 
  • Carry out proactive, preventative maintenance and upkeep of York Racecourse' own temporary facilities
  • Incorporate standby cover to increase operational support on key race days throughout the year 
  • Create bespoke solutions to ad hoc facilities, e.g. designed and fitted a temporary structure on the third floor balcony as a wind shield

  

Bishop Burton College, Yorkshire

For many years we have worked closely with Bishop Burton College to provide various structures and facilities, including marquee hire, luxury toilet hire, furniture hire. 

Obstacles:

  • Needing an extension to the Conference Centre for various functions 
  • Provide cover for competition scoreboards
  • Create temporary structures for exhibitions, retailers, judges, dining facilities 
  • Transform current facilities into something different 

Solutions:

  • Erect a structure which joined to the permanent building, allowing access from one to the other with ease. This creates an additional space for which to extend the current event space, or utilise different sections in different ways
  • Utilise wet weather cover to ensure the scoreboard is visible, yet protected from the elements
  • Combining traditional pegging and weighting to marquee hire structures to work with numerous locations and ground type for structures with a varying size
  • Working with sponsors and the equine department, it is often necessary to dress or disguise permanent facilities, for which we create individual solutions to create a bespoke appearance 

Ice Factor, York Designer Outlet 

New for 2012, we worked with Acorn Scaffolding and Lunchbox Productions to build York Designer Outlets ice skating rink and facilities, as part of their spectacular winter wonderland. 

Obstacles:

  • Create a decked floor, on uneven ground, resulting in a perfectly level platform on which to build an ice rink
  • Provide a marquee hire structure on top of this platform to allow skaters access to and from the ice rink
  • Provide an additional marquee which provides a viewing facility
  • Equipment for the Winter Wonderland is located off site at a storage facility 

Solutions

  • Working in partnership with Acorn Scaffolding and their unrivalled, innovative system, a level platform was constructed on which to build the ice rink and anchor our marquee hire structures
  • Marquees were constructed at either edge of the ice rink; one served as a skate marquee from which to hire skates and provide changing facilities and also housed doorways to allow access straight onto the ice. The other marquee was a cafe/bar with a solid glass wall to allow skate viewing, part of our Ultimate Small Marquee Series enhancements
  • To ensure equipment arrived with minimum cost and maximum efficiency, we facilitated transport requirements