Unique Solutions

During our three decades of incredibly diverse tensile experience, we have conceived so many unique build solutions we are considered industry leaders in the field of one-off designs.

Research & Development led solutions

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 some creative thinking with our rope access team to develop a bespoke winching operation.

We have also devised louvers for Lords Cricket Club Grandstand, designed lampshade patterns, advertising banners and installed fibre optic rope high above the ground.

Another innovate product was a retractable sail for crane booms to improve their performance in high winds (below).

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.



“Base Structure’s expert design and problem solving approach has given us one more vital component to help build the much needed UK capacity.”

Will Kirkman

– Business Development Director, Burdens

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City Dressing & Street Decoration

We are skilled in helping you create engaging, interactive, decorative experiences for outdoor spaces.

What is City Dressing?

The way people are using our municipal spaces is changing. With the advent of online shopping and changing recreational habits, we understand the need to diversify town centres, shopping districts and outdoor urban spaces into creative, experience-led environments and destinations, offering far more than the traditional shopping experience.

Making our city and town centres attractive is good for the community, local morale and the success of small-scale businesses and traders in the area. We understand the need to engage with the right people early on, and we’re committed to working with you from the word go to add an extra layer of creativity to your city decoration or city dressing project.

With our knowledge of working at height and for public spaces such as galleries, museums, shopping centres and sports grounds to name just a few, we’re well placed to design, construct, supply and install any manner of street or city decoration.

We use modern design and construction methods. Our knowledge of tensile fabric systems also means that we can be trusted to choose the right materials and methods to ensure longevity and sturdiness.

Our teams are fully qualified to work at height and we have many years experience liaising with town planners, councils and facility management professionals to get the best out of any municipal space construction or renovation.

We’ve also got the technical know-how to get it off the ground too, so we’re a safe pair of hands to work with your design team to realise their concept in a pragmatic and cost effective way.

Contact us today to discuss how we can help you get your town decoration or city dressing project off to a strong start.

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Workington Hub

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Art Installations

Our in-house expertise has made us the go-to experts for the artistic and creative sector.

Bringing your artistic concept to life

We work alongside creatives on art installation projects, from initial concept, to helping finalise designs and build solutions in order to execute their overall vision perfectly.

Whether it is a major sculptural work such as the Zaha Hadid Architects Maths Gallery at the Science Museum or coming up with a method for hanging 10,000 aluminium shapes at the O2 inn Greenwich, we have the expertise to come up with a solution.

Our tensile fabric solutions are creative by nature. We are a creative bunch who get excited to discover new ways to fulfil our client’s needs. We use this approach to find solutions to all manner of design and build projects or art installations.

Our specialism comes in executing ideas. We listen and make them ‘doable’ from a logistical and financial point of view. We nurture ideas working with artists and creatives from early stages.

We also love working with artists in helping them on a practical level with detailing and installing their works – even if there is no fabric involved.

“The feedback that I have had from everyone who has worked with you and your team has been incredibly positive. From my point of view it has been a real pleasure to work with such a professional team.”

Kristin Davidson

– NEC Birmingham, 3D Fabric Facades

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some of our clients