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Wimbledon Championships 2017

Thursday, July 27th, 2017

Arena UK & Europe returned to Wimbledon supplying the All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC) with a wide range of temporary event for a thrilling fortnight of Championship tennis, July 3rd to 16th, 2017.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The event infrastructure specialist called upon the expertise of its in-house specialist divisions to supply a range of equipment including tiered seating, hospitality structures, interior design and event furnishings throughout the prestigious grounds. Spectators this year witnessed surprising early exits from Nadal, Murray and Djokovic before a triumphant Federer lifted the Championship trophy for a record 8th time.

Arena Structures provided all 21 temporary hospitality chalets throughout the grounds, 450sqm of player’s premium gymnasium space, commentary boxes, an official’s changing and rest area, autograph tents and merchandise kiosks. New for 2017 were sponsor enhancements alongside the Bank of England entrance ways and constructed a new 525sqm Qualifying Tent and Player’s Gym.

The Arena Seating team was once again entrusted to install 1,065 clearview™ seats, offering fans optimum views of the outside tennis action on Court 12. An additional 2,063 tip-up seats were installed throughout the sporting venue, including a tiered grandstand at the top of the famous Henman Hill. The team also installed a viewing platform and additional staircase up into Centre Court.

 

Arena UK & Europe’s sister event furnishings divisions Spaceworks and Well Dressed Tables supplied 33,311 items to the hospitality areas throughout the venue, including 29,837 items of cutlery and crockery in addition to 3,474 items of contemporary furniture.

 

 

Arena Group Saddles Up with The Jockey Club

Thursday, October 20th, 2016

Arena Group has secured a new three-year contract with The Jockey Club, to supply temporary event infrastructure to a number of the UK’s most esteemed racecourses, October 2016.

Building on a relationship dating back over 26 years with The Jockey Club, Arena Group has been awarded a three year contract to supply Cheltenham, Aintree, Epsom Downs and Newmarket racecourses with temporary structures, interior design , furniture and tableware, spectator seating and scaffolding to the most notable dates in the equestrian calendar.

Ian Sidgwick, Group Purchasing Director, The Jockey Club, said: “Arena Group has worked closely with Jockey Club Racecourses over several years, advising on and delivering temporary environments.  They support us in continuously raising the bar with new ideas to get the best value from our budgets, with flexibility to change their infrastructure to best suit our needs. I’m confident they will continue to help us exceed the hospitality expectations of both our brand sponsors and event guests alike.”

The contract provides additional scope and  comes after a record year including Arena Structures installing the largest triple deck hospitality temporary structure in the world totalling 125m long and spanning 12,400sqm, along the home straight at The Festival – Jump Racing’s equivalent of the Olympics, staged at Cheltenham Racecourse.

Arena Group also proved pivotal in supporting The Jockey Club’s transformation of this year’s Grand National at Aintree Racecourse, with the installation of more than 7,750sqm of temporary structures complete with bespoke interior fit out, and more than 5,000 tiered grandstand seats offering prime visibility for the revered racing. Arena Group will be the exclusive provider at this event.

Grahame Muir, CEO Arena UK & Europe commented: “We are delighted to announce the further extension of our already excellent relationship with Jockey Club racecourses over the next three years. At Arena Group we pride ourselves with delivering temporary infrastructure of the highest standard to the most prestigious sporting venues and events in the UK, and this contract win is testament to the value, forward-thinking innovation and expertise we bring to clients. We look forward to further pushing the boundaries of customer experience with improved facilities, technology and bespoke design.”

 

Cheltenham Festival 2016

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016

The Cheltenham Festival has grown to attract 250,000 visitors to the four day highlight of the jump racing calendar, with £4.1 million prize money contested across 28 races culminating in the Gold Cup. Arena Group supported Cheltenham Racecourse, a Jockey Club Racecourse, with the expansion of facilities to accommodate the increase in hospitality tickets.

The 125m long triple decker was the largest ever installed alongside the home-straight, including the 55m Arcus Long Run facility with cantilever balcony. This venue hosted hosting a range of bespoke private suites along with Silks and Chez Rous restaurants, for clients and guests of The Jockey Club, Needham and Needham’s, Keith Prowse, Front Runners. The structure incorporated full kitchen, bathroom and rear access facilities on all levels, along with Tote betting booths, phone charge points and cash machines.

The new two storey Guinness Pavilion combined a public bar with a VIP hospitality area overlooking the famous Guinness village, which incorporated a 756 capacity tiered clearview™ seating grandstand in the upper level to give great views over the finish line. Also facing the course on the ground level was an exclusive VIP hospitality sponsors’ suite for Betway, complete with Arena Deck viewing platform and tiered standings.

Spaceworks, Arena Group’s furniture hire specialists, provided a wide range of furniture across 22 areas of the Cheltenham Festival site, including The Jockey Club Chalet, Final Fence Restaurant and the Chez Roux Boxes. The array of furniture supplied from the company’s extensive inventory, included Bravo dining tables, white Olympus chairs and Chesterfield sofas.

 

 

Arena Group Takes Centre Stage at The Brit Awards

Monday, March 21st, 2016

Arena Group provided extensive temporary structures, tableware and furniture for this year’s star-studded BRIT Awards in association with MasterCard, which took place at London’s O2 on the 24th February.

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The 2016 ceremony marked the 36th edition of The BRIT Awards, one of the music industry’s most prestigious events, and witnessed performances from Adele, Coldplay, James Bay and Jess Glynne. Arena Structures was called upon to supply a variety of temporary structures including the dining structure which is then transformed into the after party area , catering area and production offices. Arena Structures installed two 5m x 15m tents and one 3m x 15m tent to create a horseshoe shaped kitchen and catering area, which was positioned outside of the O2 dome.

Two 10m x 20m tents were also supplied by Arena Structures to create the main production office and the BRITS TV office, which included an Ogle Hog live video editing suite. The VIP and sponsors dining/afterparty area was created using a 40m x 35m TFS, which was constructed inside the O2 dome, to create a venue within a venue.

Arena Group’s Spaceworks and Well Dressed Tables division supplied a total of 2,600 covers of crockery, cutlery, glassware and furniture within the main arena and the VIP marquee.

Dan Bluff Arena Structures project manager, commented: “We work with the O2 on a number of different events, including the ATP World Tour, which means we’re familiar with the space available and the working practices within the venue. This allowed us to successfully construct a number of temporary structures within the venue, including a temporary VIP

party area, which enabled organisers to host pre and post celebrations on-site. We’re delighted to be able to build on our longstanding relationship with The BRITS and to once again be involved with this brilliant event.”

Spaceworks and Well Dressed Tables managing director, Christopher Piggott, commented: “The BRITS is always such a spectacular show to be part of and we’re proud to have once again been involved. We supplied a range of our tableware and furniture to ensure the main arena and VIP marquee were dressed seamlessly to reflect the glamour and the elegance of this event.”

Well Dressed Tables announces strategic partnership with PKL Group

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

Well Dressed Tables has entered a new strategic partnership with PKL Group, with each company now providing clients an expanded portfolio of temporary kitchens, catering equipment and event catering infrastructure. July 2014.

 

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As the specialist tableware division to Arena Group, Well Dressed Tables supplies crockery, cutlery, glassware, furniture and linen to some of the world’s most elegant and exclusive events. PKL Group is the UK’s leading provider of outsourced catering infrastructure and temporary kitchens around the world.

Caterers can now benefit from the combined expertise, products and services, to optimise catering options for any size of event.

Chris Piggott, Managing Director of Well Dressed Tables said: “Both companies have decades of experience and the new arrangement gives clients access to comprehensive range of products, faster service and one point of contact whatever their needs.

“As part of Arena Group we can now provide every element from temporary structures, modular kitchens and catering equipment, to the finishing touches on the table with high quality crockery, cutlery, and glassware.”

Lee Vines, Director at PKL said: “The event sector is an important business channel for PKL Group and both PKL and Well Dressed Tables have many years’ experience in this sector. We are pleased to be working in partnership with WDT to offer customers a one stop solution for a wide range of event catering services, as well as being able to draw on each other’s experience of supplying event catering infrastructure for many years.”

PKL Group and Well Dressed Tables will be providing their clients access to each other’s range of products with further details available on their websites www.welldressedtables.co.uk and www.pkl.co.uk.

Brand New In!

Monday, June 23rd, 2014

Take the first peak at our brand new Tolix Chairs. Just in and they’re out on a major sporting event already!

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The Tolix Range comes in a choice of colours and styles, we bring you our newest range of bistro furniture. From high top tables and stools to bistro tables and comfy chairs, this range crafted from sheets of pressed steel is fun, quirky and lightweight but perfectly formed. Full range launching soon!

 

 

Bringing outdoors, indoors at the London Irish Centre

Monday, February 11th, 2013

A few weeks ago, we worked with the Team at Off To Work and the London Irish Centre to create a Beer Festival Garden Party look. Check out the photos below….

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Working with ISES UK

Friday, October 19th, 2012

This week we worked with ISES UK (International Special Events Society) at The Victory Services Club. See our new Brown Chesterfields in action…..

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Black Velvet Ball

Sunday, February 5th, 2012

Spaceworks Furniture Hire were delighted to support the first Black Velvet Ball organised by Off To Work. Bringing some of the industries finest together for an evening of masks and Irish style dining for the official launch of the new look London Irish Centre in Camden Square last month.

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A day in the country, “Table Talk/Blue Strawberry“ Yearling Sale at Highclere Stud

Tuesday, December 13th, 2011

For the first time Spaceworks & Well Dressed Tables were delighted to supply Table Talk/Blue Strawberry for one of their most prestigious events with furniture and tableware at the Yearling Sale at Highclere Stud, Berkshire. An event which is one of the most sought after invitations in the racing world, the setting had to be perfect.

Joanna Browner of Table Talk/Blue Strawberry commented;

“A huge thank you again, your whole team were simply brilliant… the vans arrived daily always on time, everything was perfect, and the team were so helpful especially with the location being very sensitive to noise and access due to the Horses… a total triumph all round….!!!”