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Greenfield site transformed for Royal Opening

 
When East Ayrshire Council learned that HRH Prince Charles was to officially open a monument on the site of a former Ayrshire colliery, they turned to outdoor event specialists, Alan Hillary Events, to transform the remote location into a VIP Reception fit for well, a Prince!
 
Site Manager, Adam Hillary explained some of the challenges the team were set. “When we arrived on site for a recce we were very impressed by the restoration work which had taken place on and around the A Frame itself, however it was immediately clear that any temporary venue would need to be located on land adjacent to the steel structure, which did present us with some unique challenges as the land was uneven and difficult to access”
 
“We took detailed measurements of the area and discussed the various possibilities with our client. The best way forward, on this particular occasion was to level the ground and lay a hardcore surface to enable a clearspan marquee to be installed.” 
 
And on the importance of planning, Adam continues “Our detailed approach to planning means we think very carefully about presenting the client with the best solution. We reconfigured the layout of the marquees several times in order to work within the restrictions of the location and to minimise the work required to prepare the site for our arrival.”
 
With the logistical solution agreed, the team turned their attention to the creative presentation of the venue which of course started with the plans for the marquee, however close attention was then paid to a colour theme, star-lit roof, silk dupion dressings to the walls, lighting effects and sound amplification throughout the marquee.
 
The biggest challenge of all however was the short time frame the team were given to make the transformation. Adam concluded “A day after taking the call, we were on site looking at the logistics and five days later we arrived on site to start the build. On reflection it was quite an achievement”.
 
To view images of how our team turned a blank canvas into a work of art, click here www.ahevents.co.uk/photocategory.php
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