We are lucky enough to be involved in a variety of events across the UK and quite often our structures are privy to a behind the scenes insight in to the lives of some famous faces. This played true to form in great style yesterday, when we lined up our Chinese hat marquees along the sides of the aptly named, Queen Mother Square in Poundbury, Dorset.
We were asked to provide our light weight hat frames as a wet weather contingency for the prestigious event as Her Majesty The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh, accompanied by the Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall (quite the Royal contingent) descended on the town on the outskirts of Dorchester.
Prince Charles designed the village after outlining his plan in his 1989 book, ‘A Vision of Britain’ and it is set to be complete by 2025 when it will house about 5,000 people!
The purpose of their visit? To unveil the 9ft 6in bronze statue by sculptor Philip Jackson, of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother and thus to declare open her square.
The town square is deemed a sensitive site and we made bespoke white PVC covers for every single concrete weight that secured the coned structures, against any potential ‘British’ weather!
As the event understandably had a strict security policy, our build crew and vehicles were vetted and searched in advance of the installation which made everything run smoothly on such an important day.
The Project Manager was pleased with our services and had the following to say:
“The event went extremely well and we were all relieved it stayed dry! The Chinese hats looked great and we are very pleased with the service you have provided, thank you very much”
J. Raine, Project Manager