The year started with a completely new challenge from Graham Law chief engineer at the national space centre, one that would not only test the creative ability of our manufacturing team but would ultimately solve the long-term problem of rain water leaks between the panels of the geodesic dome that houses the UKs largest 360 degree planetarium.
With limited access onto the roof top structure itself and with no means of ground fastening we were more than up for the challenge.
The solution was a complete dome cover made in heavy weight FR PVC in our fabric workshop
75 individual triangular panels were made into 5 large linking PVC geometric segments.
The sections were then joined together on site by means of traditional Dutch lacing with the end result being a glove like fit.
To hold everything down a bespoke ballast racking system was built to encircle the structure, once positioned the galvanised steel work was bolted together and filled with ballast.
Ratchet assembles were spaced around the racking so that tension could be applied evenly around the perimeter of the dome, the tensioning bars can then be easily adjusted over time if required.
Completely reliable watertight joints between the segments were achieved by using our Fiab 800 high frequency track welding machine.
Kingsmead Marquees Appointed Sole Tentage Contractor for Herts Country Show
The team at Kingsmead were delighted to learn that we had been appointed sole tentage contractors for
The Hertfordshire Country Show
The 58 marquees erected at the two day May bank holiday event were all designed and manufactured in our Frolesworth workshops, they included aluminium frame structures from our Eurospan range along with superwide semi-tensile marquees.
Covering an area equivalent to 2 ½ football pitches
Kingsmead had supplied the show since 2003 along with numerous other contractors. However, ultimately our reliability and proven standard of service and equipment was a key factor in the committees decision
Showroom Marquee for Farndon Marina
Marquees were delighted to be asked to supply a Showroom Marquee for Farndon Marina near Newark
marina has now been awarded a prestigious
dealership for Bayliner luxury motor
cruisers & sports boats
The New Eurospan Structure was erected
with extended height walls and provides
year round space for customers to view up
to five new Bayliners under cover
The structure features panoramic window
walls, fixed doors and lighting
Permanent Wedding Marquee for The National Trust
delighted to be awarded the tender from
The National Trust for a self - contained
permanent wedding venue marquee in the
beautiful grounds of historic Ormesby
Hall in North Yorkshire.
structure was manufactured at our Frolesworth
workshops and features a purpose designed
floor system to avoid damage to the site.
separate service kitchen, full interior linings,
dance floor, furnishings, heating & lighting systems,
were all supplied
Permanent Events Marquee for Leicester's Historic Abbey
New Permanent Events Marquee for Abbey
fascinating venue alongside The Space Centre
is now able to offer a truly unique venue for
up to 200 seated guests in a fully furnished
lined marquee with all services at any time
of the year
All types of events can be accommodated from
wedding receptions to corporate events Kingsmead
Marquees manufactured and installed the structure
the second venue marquee we have built for Leicester
Awaiting images of completed structure - Photos taken
during construction March 2017
Mirror Bar 'under construction'
new mirror bar is now close to completion
will be available to hire from June 2017
in house, the modular system allows the perfect size
option for events from 50 to 500 guests
British Birdwatching Fair
Water makes a superb venue for the British Bird Watching
Fair - The worlds largest Bird Watching Event
as it has come to be known is a fascinating
event to visit even if you have never even thought
of birdwatching, and if you are an enthusiast
you simply have to be there" says Andrew
Breward, Kingsmead's MD. "I spend about
a month there each year building & dismantling
and have done so for about 27 years so I guess
I've spent about 2 years of my life there! but
I still enjoy this lovely place'.
British Bird Watching Fair is held every August
at Egleton Nature Reserve.
Norfolk & Suffolk Yacht Club - Awning
Marquees were delighted to be awarded the contract to
design and produce a new awning for the RNSYC in Lowestoft,
Founded in 1859 the club is housed in a wonderful grade
2 listed building prominently over looking the harbour
design had to complement this lovely building
but at the same time be able to cope with its
Andrew Breward, Kingsmead's MD, worked closely
with the club's Commodore Mr. Knights to agree
the details and the structure was made in our
"The large curving frontage of the dinning
room windows that open into the awning and the
angles of the side walls gave the installation
team much to ponder" said Andrew "but
I am so pleased that the club are delighted
with the final results".
of art enthusiasts made the annual pilgrimage to the
brilliant Patching Arts Festival held at Calverton
large 25m wide Semi -Tensile marquees and a 15m wide
Eurospan Structure provided the main display area
with sales, cafe, and blacked out lecture marquees
accommodated in other Eurospan Structures at this
& Cube Seating
our new range of contempory reception furniture,
manufactured in house and designed to compliment
each other comprises of :-
Banquette units with comfortable white upholstery
and featuring a built in colour changing LED
lighting pack with remote control.
upholstered White Cube Seating and square
White Coffee Tables are all the same
height and look great when used together.
with our leather look White Sofas for
a co-ordinated contemporary look
When the world got its first glimpse of Richard
III’s oak coffin emerging from the doors of
the University of Leicester on Sunday March
22 to be placed into a hearse, it was seen through
a specially commissioned transparent, Eurospan
had already proved its worth much earlier on
in the king’s story. When the royal bones were
first uncovered beneath Grey Friars car park,
it was a Kingsmead Marquee that was erected over
the dig site to protect the historic remains
in situ , the company that was
founded in the 1970s by the Breward family from
Barwell saw its work at the Centre of an international
Marquees senior event manager Martyn Davies
said: “The marquee was requested by the
University to provide a clear cover so
the world’s media plus distinguished guests
and dignitaries would have a perfect view
of the coffin when it made its first public
appearance. “It was quite a few months
in the planing”.
addition to the 15m wide royal viewing
structure, the company also supplied regular
marquees for media use and receptions
and arranged media staging, temporary
walkways, and 100's of metres of crowd
control barrier throughout the reinterment
was the solution to an unusual request
to provide a covered walkway allowing all
weather access to ships visiting The London
Thousands of passengers used the walkway during
the busy Christmas holiday schedule.
The challenging installation on a exposed
1080ft floating dock required special fixings
that were made in our workshop to securely
anchor the structure to the dock.
Due to the schedule the carpeted and illuminated
installation had to be completed in just one
Structures Ltd are the manufacturing division of
Kingsmead Marquees Ltd
short notice request to provide four awning
canopies for a prestigious company event
was successfully completed at Centre
had to be installed in just a
few hours on a second floor balcony with
Our neat ballast system provided the necessary
stability in a potentially exposed location.
recent reopening of the historic 1930s floating
dock at Tilbury to allow cruise ships to moor
close to London provided an unusual venue for
a Eurospan Structure.
structure was erected inside the old railway
terminal recently featured in Michael Portillo's
X-ray machines needed to be protected during
refurbishment of this fascinating facility.
30 Years Supplying the worlds largest Birdfair
For 30 years Kingsmead Marquees have supplied
all the marquees, furniture, and flooring
for the annual British Bird Watching Fair
held each year at the Egleton nature reserve
near Oakham in Rutland.
event has now become the largest of its type,
it attracts visitors and exhibitors from all
around the world with profits from the fair
used to support global conservation projects.
the years the event has grown, starting
with just a few small marquees in a meadow.
its growth, Kingsmead Director Andrew
Breward who has personally managed the
installation and removal over the years
says, 'the unique layout of the site makes
the event like no other, with marquees
positioned amongst the trees and hedgerows
the scale of the event never becomes overbearing,
armed with a site map, visitors delight
as they discover the 12 main areas that
make up the showground'.
House - Richmond London
Saturday 21st June, the Baron & Baroness van Dedem
hosted a black tie charity fundraising event called
'A Licence to Thrill' at their home, Trumpeter's House
in Richmond London
attendance were celebrity guests who appeared in some
of the best-loved Bond films
ball was in aid of the charity React.
House is the former Richmond Palace and was
transformed to transport guests to the daring
and dynamic world of James Bond.
Event Venue - Belgrave Hall Leicester
lovely part of Leicester's historic Belgrave Hall
gardens have recently been re-landscaped to accommodate
an extension to their own Eurospan Structure.
original unit purchased from Kingsmead Marquees some
years ago by Leicester City Council has now been enlarged
to fit in the splendid new location.
exclusive location is available for events - please
contact Belgrave Hall for details.
Centre Permanent Installation
year round weather protection has been achieved with
the creation of a new permanent plant display area
at the Four Winds Nursery-
Eurospan Structure was especially designed
to accommodate the sloping site levels.
Clear and translucent roof sails provide an optimum
environment for plants and flowers. Wall
sections can also be fitted for use in the winter
Stratford Racecourse Permanent Hospitality Structure
the installation of a self contained Eurospan
hospitality structure at Leicester Racecourse
last year we were delighted to be asked to provide
a similar structure for Stratford Racecourse.
permanent installation has achieved full planning
consent and features glazed aluminium windows
and doors with matching hard wall sections,
the interior is fully lined and carpeted.
new structure was completed in June 2013,
and will offers a versatile internal layout
with up to 5 separate hospitality areas all
linked by a service corridor from the kitchen.
These 5 areas can be adjusted in size, linked
together or opened into one large space to
best suit the guest numbers.
near to completion June 2013
80ft Wide Semi-tensile Marquees
fabric workshop recently completed a major restocking
build of our 80 ft wide semi-tensile marquees, these
ever popular marquees provide an economical alternative
to large frame marquees.
at home providing showground exhibition space with wall
heights up to 10' high or fully lined and fitted with
flooring, lighting, stages, dance floors, heating, etc.
for a large number of seated guests.
The maximum size now available is
80' wide x 1,040' long (83,200 sq ft)
x 316.9m (7,732.4 sq m)
October 2012 -
Public Viewing Structure for Richard III Burial Site Leicester
discovery of the burial site of King Richard III killed
in 1485 at the Battle of Bosworth in a Leicester car
park created considerable public interest. A EurospanStructure was erected over the historic
site to allow sheltered public access
May 2012 -
Permanent Eurospan Structure
were delighted to have been awarded the contract
despite stiff competition to design and build
a new permanent hospitality structure for Leicester
structure is installed on a concrete base with
a raised aluminium and wood floor and features
a special concealed roof guttering system.
Eurospan Structure features a
distinctive five sided end section and incorporates
insulated hard walling and our new aluminum
glass door & window units.
service kitchen is included and the structure
can if required be subdivided into three fully
lined and serviced hospitality areas
permissions for the project was obtained by
our design architect Philip Baumber
Eurospan Structures are used at many
venues throughout the UK including Theme Parks,
Hotels, Golf Clubs, Industrial Storage, Wedding
Venues, Play Areas, Workshops, Pubs, etc.
proven over the last 15 years
Contact Andrew Breward for a Quotation
images taken during construction)
March 2012 -
One Marquee - Two Events
Leicestershire family solved a requirement for
a 21st Birthday and a Wedding reception by using
one marquee for both events
Manager Martyn Davies assured the family that
the look of the marquee could quickly be totally
transformed between a stunning hot pink themed
21st birthday celebration bash to a spectacular
American style red white & blue wedding
change over took just two days and also provided
a cost saving for the client.
January 2012 -
are in order to both Richard Breward & Ian Farmer
who both achieved their Class 1 Articulated HGV licence
Operations Manager Paul Clarke said 'The driving standard
required is very high and both did very well to pass
first time with a very high pass mark'.
can now assist Paul in being able to drive the largest
vehicles in our transport fleet.
February 2011 -
Jaguar Leicester required an extension to their prestigious
showroom for a special event in February.
Eurospan Structure was chosen with a
ballast system to avoid any fixings into the car park
surface, the interior was fully lined and carpeted,
and LED lighting provided a distinctive look for the
evening event, mobile toilets connected via an awning
and heating was provided.
minimize disruption the project had to be completely
installed in half a day and was removed in just
4 hours the next morning.
2011 - Winter Ball
sub-zero temperature's outside 800 guests enjoyed
a fabulous evening of good food and dancing in early
January in complete comfort.
The annual event was hosted in a semi-tensile
marquee at Wartnaby near Melton Mowbray and was completely
self contained with all facilities including separate
cloakroom, reception bar, chill-out lounge,and kitchen.
busy during the cold winter months thanks to
the superb heating systems now available for
our marquees, we stock all equipment required
and can integrate the warm air systems with
any size of marquee installation.
- Chatsworth House
Marquees were delighted to be asked by Sotheby's to
provide all the marquees for The Attic Sale to end
all attic sales at one of Britain's top country houses
Chatsworth in Derbyshire.
sale attracted world wide media attention, with sales
in the first 3 hours on the first day exceeding the
total three day estimate, final sales were 6.5 million
site within the grounds of Chatsworth required all
services for the sale to be provided by Kingsmead
and included six inter-linked Eurospan Marquees
covering an area the size of a football pitch.
lighting, power generation and distribution, furniture,
flooring, linings, PA and sound recording, portable
roadway and toilets were
all supplied, the month long project was completed
in good time despite challenging weather conditions.
a spring clean which lasted 18 months Sotheby's experts
cleared out more than 20,000 objects for the sale, items
stored not only in attics but in dozens of redundant
servants' bedrooms at Chatsworth, and in stables and
farm buildings. The fireplace was found dismantled into
30 pieces in a building once used to repair tractors
addition to the seated audience the sale room also received
bids via telephone and the Internet where it could be
viewing days preceded the three day sale
- Industry Qualifications Success
were in order after 3 candidates of the company
Paul Clarke, Richard Breward and Ian Farmer
successfully complete their NVQ Level 3 Temporary
Structures qualification with a further 9 receiving
training on the MUTA Marq structure safe course.
Director, Andrew Breward, commented 'Marquee
erecting is a very skilled job requiring huge
experience and competence, possession of these
qualifications mean that an individual has proven
to be experienced and competent in those abilities
that really matter in our industry.'
Marquees has an enviable safety record throughout
40 years of marquee hire and manufacture,with
tens of thousands of people in our marquees
each year, extremely high standards of installation
are required, this can only be achieved by a
well trained and equipped crew.
2010 - Eurospan AV
marquees are now available with special blackout
roof sails and walls, the
all new system is known as Eurospan AV and
is available in all sizes of structure and awnings
with wall heights up to 3M (10')
AV in use at this years British Bird Watching
fair where the requirement was to reduce
the light levels so that video and film
could be shown during the celebrity lectures,
the modular system can be used in conjunction
with white or clear sections and is also
ideally suited to entertainment and party
fabric used is white on the outside and
black inside creating a total stoplight
that is ideal for AV presentation, lectures,
theatres, or any event were effect's lighting
is required, or film / video are used.
new permanent Eurospan marquee was installed
at the Cow and Plough in Leicester recently,
the main marquee with attached bar and service marquee
has a capacity for over 160 seated guests
initially hiring the marquee the venue became so popular
for all types of events that owner Billy Allington
decided to commission the manufacture and installation
of the bespoke structure.
marquee is fitted with a fabulous parquet dance floor,
state of the art LED DMX controlled lighting, heating
system, full interior linings and furnishings
2010 - Spring Wedding
March this year we were asked to provide a wedding
marquee installation over a very 'tricky'site which
involved encompassing formal flower beds, large
topiary trees, hedges and large garden planters,
all to be in a symmetrical alignment and joined
to a permanent building which was at a different
caps on, and a fairly difficult install in horrendous
weather conditions took place, this involved two large
marquees joined together to create a separate reception
and dining area, clear gables and outdoor lighting
to show the fabulous formal gardens and mobile toilets
enclosed within their own lined marquee linked to
the main marquee. A separate dance area was created
by linking directly to the client's own building and
using starlight linings and special effect lighting
to create the 'wow' factor.
end result, in the client's own words, was 'All our
dreams came to fruition and caused our guests to gasp
in wonderment at the overall effect". "All that you
provided contributed to what was a very special occasion
with your attention to detail, both in planning and
execution, achieved with the minimum of fuss".
2009 - Special Olympics
Eurospan Structures were installed on nine sites in just
were thrilled to be asked to provide all the marquees
for The SOL 2009 Games hosted this year in
Leicestershire. The games brought together hundreds
of amazing athletes from all over the country.
entire olympic village was installed on the huge
car park of Leicester City's Walkers stadium,
this posed a special challenge as no ground fixings
could be made into the new tarmac car park to
secure the structures. The solution was an entirely
new ballast system, designed by Kingsmead Marquees
and PRP Structural Engineers and manufactured
in our workshops
structures were put to good use including cyber cafes,
medical services, entertainment, changing rooms, family
areas, offices, media centres, and provided hospitality
for the Equestrian, Swimming, Athletics, Sailing &
Kayaking, Golf, Cycling, Football, and Cricket events.
2009 - European Canoe Slalom Championships
nations, 320 volunteers and nearly 3000 spectators
swarmed to Nottingham to the 2009 European Canoe
competition took place at the National Water Sports
Centre and Kingsmead Marquee was again appointed
main contractor for the event The last time a major
international canoe slalom competition took place
in the UK was the World Championships in 1995 when
we again provided the marquees
were congratulations on the quality of the organisation
and look and feel of the event. The venue looked magnificent,
decked out in banners and flags with a superb sound
system and ideally placed big screen. The weather
was glorious, making stunning pictures for the live
2009 - Winter Party Marquee
interesting project was installed in a lovely garden
over the existing decked terrace and garden water
features, the combination of these provided a superb
number of different sized Eurospan Marquees
were linked to each other to make best use of the
available space, with one end of the marquee connecting
to the house.
Davies, who designed the layout and managed
the installation commented ~ "what on first
inspection looked like an impractical space to use
with various levels, obstructions, and ponds, actually
turned into a very useable venue thanks to the modular
design of the Eurospan system."
heated marquees became an extension to the house
itself and with the New Zealand themed garden illuminated
with special LED lighting plus the weather providing
plenty of snow, the event was a tremendous success.
2009 - Smoking Shelter
urgent request for a replacement Smoking Shelter
was received from our local golf club after their
'DIY Superstore special' blew away.
3m x 6m Eurospan Structure with panoramic
window walls was specified and this was manufactured
and installed in 10 days, a special requirement
was a weather proof connection to the building without
any fixings being made to the building itself. This
was achieved by using a PVC cushion as shown below.
2008 - Play Canopy
were pleased to be asked recently to manufacture
a cover for a children's play area at a local school,
the cover had to be red & white and fit over
the existing sand pit.
dimensionally adjusted Eurospan Structure
proved ideal and with a little imagination our fabric
workshop came up with a red & white roof design.
that's required now is some sunshine !
2008 - Quarry Corporate Event
brief was to install a Marquee on a specially prepared
site on the very edge of a huge operating quarry,
meeting the stringent health and safety requirement's
of the quarry and provide a stunning venue for a
Eurospan Structure supplied was divided
internally to provide a changing room and cloakroom
facilities with lockers for visitors to change into
PPE equipment prior to a tour around the quarry,
stopping at other marquees located at vantage points
around the site.
bar area and separate dining room all fully lined,
heated, and furnished were provided.
specially manufactured 21m (70') pull cord operated
'reveal' curtain was installed to surprise the guests
with the amazing view into the deep quarry through
the clear window walls running floor to ceiling
along the entire length of the dining room.
In addition, an open fronted awning 27M (90') long,
fitted with our safety barriers allowed a birds
eye view on the very edge as the event proceeded
with explosions, special lighting effects, and large
video screen presentations.
2008 - Hillside Wedding Marquee
were asked to install a Eurospan Structure
for a summer wedding on a very challenging sloping
site with very limited access.
type of site requires special flooring systems to
allow a stable and safe platform to be built before
the structure can be assembled.
floor was cut into the hillside at one end of the
site and raised 3m (10ft) at the other, despite
poor weather conditions that ruled out the use on
site of all terrain forklifts, the project was completed
in good time.
structure was fitted with windows to take advantage
of the spectacular view and our new flat lining
system in ivory, black carpet, round tables, chairs
with ivory covers and leather sofas plus aluminum
poseur bar furniture in the reception completed
the stylish look; we even managed to organise glorious
sunshine for the wedding day itself!
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another one !!
Christmas party season kicked off at an exclusive
Northamptonshire hotel. The riverside venue proved
to be the perfect location for this corporate event
for 400 seated guests.
marquee installation included an enclosed cloakroom,
leading to a reception and bar area with a clear
glass gable end, this enabled the guests to view
a spectacular light and firework display from the
warmth and comfort of the marquee.
dining and entertainment area included full fibre
optic linings and extensive lighting effects.
provided was a kitchen area and 30m link to the
Hotel, all power generation and on-site services
were provided by Kingsmead.
2007 - 20M & 25M wide Eurospan Structures
extensive range of Eurospan Structures has
recently been updated with the introduction of two new
models at 20M & 25M wide.
a wall height of 3M (approx. 10ft) and clear span widths
of either 20M (65.5 ft) or 25M (82 ft) wide,these new
structures will be of interest to major event organisers.
overall length of the structures can be increased in 5M
sections as required.
available are solid wall panels, windows, door sets, and
new structure's now allow us to supply Eurospan
Structures at 2M, 3M, 4.5M, 6M, 10M, 12M, 15M,
20M, & 25M wide
2006 - Classic Motorcycle Auction at
National Motorcycle Museum
interesting sale of classic motor cycles and bicycles
was held recently at the National Motorcycle Museum near
50' wide (15m) Eurospan structure provided the viewing
and sale space.
last minute change of site within the grounds of the museum
required the installation of an interlocking boarded floor
system, as the site was in poor condition with mud and
standing water over most of the area.
result was a superb facility, comfortably heated and well
light and from comments received from the event organizers
H & H Classic Auctions exceeded everyone expectations.
2006 - Sotheby's Auction at Shrubland Park
beautiful grounds of Shrubland Park near Ipswich Suffolk
were the setting for a three day country house sale in
Marquees were delighted to again be appointed by Sotheby's
this time on behalf of the de Saumarez family.
structures were used to provide space for registration,
catering, viewing, and the main sale marquee.
heating, power generation, mobile toilets, furnishings,
and sound equipment were all provided.
2006 - Newspaper office opening
Special 'SKYLIGHT' Eurospan structure featuring
a clear roof provided the venue for the opening of a new
office building for the Leicester Mercury.
the opening ceremony guests where treated to an impressive
light show on the new building while seated at their tables.
structure was used for various functions during the week
long celebrations. For one event a heavy duty wooden floor
system was installed to allow 20 cars to be parked inside.
2006 - New Depot Opens
Marquees (southern) Ltd opened a new operating base recently
at Cranfield, Bedfordshire.
new location will enable us to better serve our existing
customers, and hopefully some new ones in Northamptonshire,
Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and the Thames
Kingsmead Southern on:
01865 791911 or High Wycombe 01628 819041
2005 - Henley Show
Marquees were busy again at this years Henley Show
event which has been going for over 100 years was held
at Henley on Thames and Kingsmead was again chosen as
the main contractor.
mixture of traditional marquees and Eurospan structures
made up the showground layout.
site is set in delightful countryside and well worth a
2005 - Sotheby's Auction at Easton Neston
Marquees were delighted to be appointed by Sotheby's on
behalf of Lord Hesketh to provide all the marquees and
ancillary equipment for the
recent high profile three day sale at Easton Neston.
structures were used throughout the installation and included
registration, catering, viewing, furniture viewing, and
the main sale marquee itself.
heating, power generation, mobile toilets, furnishings,
and sound equipment were all provided and maintained during
the two week project. The auction included some amazing
items with sales of 8.7 million pounds.
2005 - Hotel Extension
extension to the main conference suit at The Whittlebury
Hall Hotel was recently completed. The 10M wide Eurospan
Structure features a heavy duty floor system to enable
vehicles from the nearby Silverstone Circuit to be displayed.
hotels large sliding doors now open into the structure
giving a wide clear unobstructed access to a versatile
exit doors,carpets and pleated linings complete the installation.
2005 - Golf Club Awnings
request to enclose a balcony area to allow all year round
use was the challenge recently set by Collingtree Park
Golf Club, Northamptonshire.
solution was a set of curtains incorporating large flexi
glass sections,these curtains are suspended from a new
type of track and can be easily opened or completely removed
2004 - Bath Hotel
new permanent Eurospan Structure was installed at a recently
refurbished hotel near Leicester
structure was erected in the specially landscaped grounds
of the hotel on a concrete base,and will provide seating
for 250 dining guests, the layout includes a fully equipped
kitchen with walk in freezers, extraction system and all
services, while the main marquee includes a fabulous fitted
bar, dance floor, linings, heating, cloakroom & toilets,
theme lighting inside & out, alarm system, fire exits
& emergency lighting.
structure also includes a special 5 sided end section
fitted with arched window walls and a entrance canopy
leading to glazed entrance doors.
equipment was manufactured & installed in record time
as the hotel had a wedding booking just 3 weeks after
the order was placed.
2003 - 'Kites' a new lining concept
started in our fabric workshop in early December on a
new range of interior lining based on a kite shape,the
fabric used is very elastic and can be stretched to fixing
points in the roof of our range of Eurospan frame marquees,a
number of over lapping 'kites' produce a stunning and
refreshingly new look to the interior of the marquee.
'kites' are made in a range of striking colours and patterns
and some are coated with a special finish to make them
glow under ultra violet light - great for university balls
and Party's especially when combined with imaginative
above from Warwick University summer ball supplier unknown)
2003 - Retractable canopy
request for a retractable canopy to enclose a court yard
at the rear of a village pub became the catalyst for a
completely new product.
canopy can be retracted quickly on to an aluminum roller,
and deployed just as easily by pulling a cord.
canopy can be fitted with side walls to allow all year
use, adding a valuable extension to the pub.
2003 - Wash & Brush Up
& his team from our southern depot spent a week refreshing
the Eurospan hospitality structures we installed 5 years
ago at Towcester Racecourse, the project included washing
the PVC outer membrane of the marquees, and removing the
interior linings which were washed in our laundry department
at Frolesworth, after re fitting the whole installation
looks as good as new, and proves just how little maintenance
these structures require.
on site another permanent structure was installed to replace
the ticket office,this was fitted with a new type of glass
door with glass side panels, the finished result looked
so smart that we decided to make these doors available
in our standard hire range.
2003 - Eurospan solution for park cafe
very stylish and unique permanent Eurospan frame structure
was installed in April at Wicksteed park near Kettering.
The design team headed by Andrew Breward was delighted
to win the contract for this project despite stiff competition
and cheaper alternatives. The bespoke design however makes
best use of the various levels across the site, and integrates
perfectly with the existing buildings, one of which is
a partly enclosed fabulous old timber Coffee shop.
2003 - Secret revealed
(on the Internet)
we can reveal our secret weapon, unique to Kingsmead ~
our fully furnished showroom where you can sit at your
leisure and visualise the marquee interior of your dreams.
Choose from our sumptuous array of lining trims and our
colour co-ordinated collection of furniture, and view
our range of dance floors that you will be dancing the
night away on! You will also see our specialised range
of lighting specifically designed to create that all important
atmosphere; the range includes stunning chandeliers, uplighters,
pinspots and fibre optic starcloth.
Relax and peruse our extensive photograph albums to help
you decide on your scheme; whether it is to be from classic
creams to stunning black & white we can help you to achieve
that individual look. While you are with us why not take
a look around our workshops and see the marquees being
must point out however, that due to the popularity of
our showroom it is strictly run on an appointment only
basis, and for your convenience, we are also open Saturday
mornings during the winter months. Please call the office
to arrange your appointment (01455 202305 & ask for
2002 - low cost dance floors
new phenolic faced dance floor has been introduced to offer
as an alternative to our range of parquet & black &
white dance floors.
new range has a ramp edge all the way round and is ideal
for laying on coco matting or carpet, the hire cost will
be half as much as other floors in our range and should
prove popular for events requiring large dance floors.
2001 - 12 years on
for the 12th year provided all the marquees at this years
British Bird Watching Fair held at Egleton Nature Reserve
near Oakham, Rutland.
fair is now the largest of its type in Europe attracting
visitors from all over the world, our semi-tensile 25m wide
marquees provide accommodation for the main trade stands
with Eurospan Structures used for lecture theatre,cinemas,and
catering,specially modified marquees over looking Rutland
Water allow visitors to try out the latest optical &
Photograph taken at the 2002 British Bird Watching Fair