It feels like a long time since we were all gathered together without restrictions in place, but with lockdown tentatively easing for what we all hope is the final time, attention is beginning to turn to how we re-calibrate our entertainment industries for a new world and a new way of doing things.
Summer is fast approaching, and many event organisers pondering their options for outdoor venues that will meet guidelines for safe socialising. Many festivals, for example, have committed to opening this summer, but in doing so, and to allow outdoor events such as festivals, concerts, sporting events and local community events to go ahead, a new way of doing things and new collaborative approaches will have to be determined.
Developing outdoor venues in the wake of the pandemic is vital, and the government has pledged renewed focus in terms of insurance and funding operations. We are all needing to re-think our operations and the festival, hospitality and events sector is truly vital to this.
One option for event organisers are fabric structures. These are quick to install, and light weight, so ideal for temporary structures such as performance stages, dining areas or pop-up venues. Our range of canopies can provide ambient outdoor space that provides shade and shelter as well as allowing crowds to spread out and socialise to enjoy entertainment in safe manner. They are designed to fit in aesthetically with outdoor environments, allowing event organisers to design creative spaces with lighting and props to create compelling and memorable effects.
Andy Traynor, Director at Base Structures, says,
“We are seeing the development of these kinds of structures across the whole country. They are low-input to set up and quick to be on-line and ready for action.
That’s incredibly important at the moment to get turnover as a business and be operational quickly whilst providing adequate space for distancing.”
As well as being quick to install, the attraction of the semi-permanent canopies we provide to cover walkways and seating areas is that they are structural in nature and rated to comply with relevant building and engineering codes. Innovative solutions have been developed over the years to ensure that structural stability and integrity is maintained, even in high wind and snow loads.
In addition to covering entertainment spaces these demountable, easy to set up canopies will also be used for queue canopies which are still proving necessary and popular. Most event organisers are finding ways to reduce the need for queuing, but where queuing does occur, they do need to consider how it can be done safely. Base Structures offer demountable-up canopies which can act as covered entrances and walkways in the event of new or additional queue systems needing to be developed.
If you’re looking to add temporary space to your business, and could benefit from a demountable canopy for advice about our bespoke solutions, contact us today.