Base Structures was founded with a vision to build a company that our clients could trust and our people would love. Today we are proud to be that company and have a business largely built on recommendation.
We continue to introduce our unique fabric and installation expertise into new market sectors, through development, partnering and diversification. Our team has a creative approach which we apply to find solutions to complex designs.
Signature projects include Lords Cricket Ground Mound Stand, 3D facades at the NEC Birmingham, London 2012 Games Basketball Arena and Shooting Ranges and the ‘Up at The O2’ roof walk over the former Millennium Dome.
Base Structures work across the globe, with more than 1,500 fabric architecture projects delivered worldwide, Base is renowned for delivering complex or large scale designs and fast track programmes.
Key international projects include KAUST Temporary Pavilion in Saudi Arabia, ADC Phoenix data centre in Arizona, Le Pal Zoo enclosure in France, fabric accommodation in Kenya and various school, sports, residential, entertainment projects in North America, UAE and most recently fabric sculptures for the National Museum of Denmark.
We delight in being asked to solve problems and work with clients to develop new products and innovative installation techniques. At the O2 in Greenwich, we had the interesting task of creating a walkway over the top of the dome. This required creative thinking with our rope access team to develop a bespoke winching operation.
Other unique solutions include louvers for Lords Cricket Club Grandstand, lampshade patterns and suspended fibre optic ropes.
Another innovate product was a retractable sail for crane booms to improve their performance in high winds (right).
We also worked with other partners from across Europe under the leadership of the University of Southampton to develop smart fabrics using printed electronic circuits. No matter what scale, if you have a challenge for us we are ready to accept it!
Contact our creative team today to find out how we can find a product or design a solution to fit your needs.
We use the latest technologies in CAD and NDN to take your concept through to design, manufacturing and installation. We work with you to discuss project viability and suggest changes if necessary. With input in all areas of the process, we eliminate any miscommunication or miscoordination when it comes to manufacturing and creating your structure, working closely with your design team. For more information visit our design and manufacturing pages.
Throughout your project, we’ll provide a project manager who will ensure the process runs smoothly from start to finish. Alongside this, your project will be assigned a director to oversee and be on hand to discuss any issues or roadblocks. When it comes to installation, we have one of the most experienced, highly-trained teams in the country, with a vast knowledge of working on complex projects at height and in challenging environments. Visit our project management and installation pages to find out more.
At Base Structures we take great pride in being the very best at what we do. With a total commitment to quality, the environment and health & safety you can rest assured that your project is in the right hands. To reflect this we have implemented robust Health & Safety policies and procedures and successfully achieved CHAS accreditation:
CHAS Elite is the Contractors Health and Safety Assessment scheme, dedicated to completing health and safety pre-qualification assessments to a nationally recognised and accepted threshold standard and demonstrates compliance with SSIP and PAS91. On top of SSIP and PAS 91, CHAS Elite membership includes the Common Assessment Standard – the UK construction industry’s pre-eminent prequalification system. See our Downloads page for a copy of our CHAS Elite Certificate.
Constructiononline is a leading UK procurement and supply chain management service that assesses company information through a questionnaire that is aligned to PAS 91, the standardised pre-qualification developed by the British Standards Institute (BSI). See our Downloads page for a copy of our Constructionline Certificate.
SafeContractor is a SSIP accreditation that collects and verifies information across health, safety, financial and ethical practices – even extremely specific areas such as permits to work at height, or hazardous material handling. It even includes the common question sets defined within PAS91. See our Downloads page for a copy of our SafeContractor Certificate.