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Cheltenham Festival 2016

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

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.”

Top Safety Accreditation for Spaceworks and Well Dressed Tables

February 9th, 2016

Spaceworks Furniture Hire and Well Dressed Tables has been awarded accreditation from Safecontractor for its commitment to achieving excellence in health and safety.

Safecontractor is a leading third party accreditation scheme which recognises very high standards in health and safety management amongst UK contractors.

Employing over 60 people, Spaceworks and Well Dressed Tables is principally involved in the major events industry.  Specialising in the hospitality and major events industries, most recent clients have included major players such as The Admirable Crichton, Table Talk & Blue Strawberry, The Recipe, Lawn Tennis Association, IMG, British Racing Drivers Club, Epsom Downs Racecourse, Aintree.

The company’s application for Safecontractor accreditation was driven by the need for a uniform standard across the business.

Christopher Piggott, managing director said:We’re proud to be recognised as one of the growing number of businesses in our industry that take health and safety very seriously. We take great measures to ensure all of the relevant procedures are adhered to in order to keep our staff safe.”

Safecontractor accreditation will enhance the company’s ability to attract new contracts and its commitment to safety will be viewed positively by its insurers when the company liability policy is up for renewal.

Safecontractor is applicable to most sectors although it is particularly relevant to food manufacture, property, facilities management, retail and leisure sectors, all of which are big users of contracted services.

John Kinge, technical director of Safecontractor said, “Major organisations simply cannot afford to run the risk of employing contractors who are not able to prove that they have sound health and safety policies in place.”

“More companies need to understand the importance of adopting good risk management in the way that Spaceworks & Well Dressed Tables has done. The firm’s high standard has set an example which hopefully will be followed by other companies within the sector.

Safecontractor plays a vital role in supporting our clients in meeting their compliance needs, whilst working with their contractors as they progress through the accreditation process.”

Under the Safecontractor scheme, businesses undergo a vetting process which examines health and safety procedures and their track record for safe practice. Those companies meeting the high standard are included on a database, which is accessible to registered users only via a website.

Client-organisations who sign up to the scheme can access the database, enabling them to vet potential contractors before they even set foot on site. These clients agree that, as users of the scheme, they will engage only those who have received accreditation.

Over 210 major, nation-wide businesses, from several key sectors, have signed up to use the scheme when selecting contractors for services such as building, cleaning, maintenance, refurbishment or electrical and mechanical work.

 

 

Happy New Year

January 8th, 2016

Happy new year to all of our customers. Our offices are back open again and we’re excited for a busy 2016.

Have you spotted our new trucks out on the roads yet?

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Christmas Opening Hours

December 17th, 2015

Spaceworks Furniture Hire and Well Dressed Tables will close from Midday Thursday 24th December for the festive season and will re-open again on Monday 4th January 2016.

Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

The New Boardroom Look

July 20th, 2015

Spaceworks has recently created some bespoke made tables with stainless steel frames and solid tops available in a choice of colours, sizes and styles.

 

A new look for the boardroom, from u-shape to straight, to wide, all are a functional choice and can be mixed and match with our unbeatable choice of seating options.

 

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Spaceworks goes Modular

July 20th, 2015

Spaceworks Furniture Hire has launched a new range of modular soft furnishings. The Atlanta is now in and available to hire.

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Shape the sofas and chairs to create a U-shape, a corner group or simply keep it straight! Mix and match with our variety of coffee table options!

 

 

Serving a Winner at the Wimbledon Championships

July 20th, 2015

Spaceworks & Well Dressed Tables continues to build on its long standing relationship with the All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC) having once again served the highest standard of corporate hospitality and audience facilities to the  annual Wimbledon Championships, 29th June- 12th July 2015.


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This year, Arena Group provided the Championships with its bespoke event infrastructure, including seating, structures and interiors products that were installed across the prestigious club, which welcomes around 38,500 spectators each day.

Spaceworks provided furniture to the exclusive chalets and hospitality areas including a brand new range of outdoor rattan garden furniture used for the first time within the hospitality village, whilst Well Dressed Tables provided some more bespoke crockery and glassware for the Skyview Boxes.

Arena Structures provided all temporary hospitality chalets within the grounds and the superb Sportsworld facility located on the adjacent golf club. In addition, Arena constructed a number of public structures including:- the Baseline restaurant, Tea Lawn , retail outlets, media complex and fan zones.

Arena Seating was on hand to install custom green temporary seats across nine of the outside courts, which included 1,065 clearview™ seats on court 12, 2,392 tiered seats, the Centre Court staircase, commentary boxes and viewing platforms throughout the venue, as well as a temporary grandstand that gave unrivalled views on top of Murray Mound.

 

Christopher Piggott, Managing Director at Spaceworks & Well Dressed Tables, commented: “The Wimbledon Championships is a hugely exciting event to work on as the AELTC are constantly looking to evolve the experience they offer. Within the hospitality area, most chalet holders have their own requirements regarding the look of their venue and how they want it designed for their guests. This means we have to work extremely closely with the individual chalet holders and the AELTC, to ensure we allow for the high standards of both.”

 

Arena Group delivers PGA BMW Championship Infrastructure

June 1st, 2015

Arena Group supported the PGA in creating incredible spectator experiences by delivering temporary structures with stunning interior design, grandstand seating with great views and event structures for the PGA BMW Championship at golf’s prestigious Wentworth Club, May 21st – 24th, 2015.

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Grahame Muir, CEO of Arena Group UK and Europe comments: “This year the PGA BMW Championships introduced innovations centred around giving players and visitors a memorable experience through creating the highest standard of facilities. We enjoy an ongoing relationship with the team at the PGA, sharing their vision to create temporary facilities of the highest standard.

 

“We also contributed to the PGA European Tour Green Drive alongside Green Element to achieve the highest levels of sustainability ever at this event.”

Within the 7,000 sqm of event structures was a bespoke 2,600 sq metre BMW Drivers’ Lounge, produced for the first time by Arena as part of a new four year contract with TRO agency. Exclusively available for BMW drivers the two storey facility featured a slate walled garden and a glass fronted atrium, with interior design and finish befitting the ‘exclusive’ ambience TRO specify in line with BMW’s brand aspirations.

 

Additional structures included the newly appointed prestigious double decker hospitality structure, linked by a bespoke bridge to the clearview™ grandstand wrapped around the 18th green, a Moet & Chandon Bar & Brasserie and a selection of exhibition structures and officials offices within the public village, including a giant scoreboard. Elsewhere the Welcome Pavilion, double decker Players Lounge, Media Centre and Sky Lounge on the 14th hole were notable features among the multiple facilities installed around the course under the project management of Arena Structures’ Mark Shelley.

 

All of the course grandstands were Arena Seating’s clearview™ system, offering comfort and unparalleled views of the course, with Dave Withey, Arena UK & Europe sales and marketing director, managing their design and installation, he states: “The tiered seating around the 18th green was capacity grandstand installed at the BMW Championships, with 2,222 clearview™ seats and 228 clearview™ padded seats for VIP’s. We were attentive to the level of finish with carpeting and branded step risers, which along with the BMW themed wrap created a stunning vista surrounding the 18th green.

 

“Elsewhere on the course we installed tiered clearview™ systems on the first tee (288 capacity), along with the 14th green / 15th tee and 7th green (both 171 capacity).”

 

Spaceworks Furniture Hire also invested in new ranges to complement the unique interior designs on the 18th hole hospitality. Sales and marketing director Kelly Baker says: “We introduced several new ranges to assist the client achieving the interior finish they desired. Our new grey Atlanta modular sofa’s allowed us to be flexible with the configuration, along with a new range of blue and white Limes chairs, and the Web chair and stools. We bespoke made our Aurora stools in a bespoke ‘BMW blue’ seat and manufactured some tables with BMW coloured blue tops.”

 

 

 

Spaceworks awarded CHAS Accreditation

May 18th, 2015

Spaceworks Furniture Hire is delighted to announce our accreditation with the Contractors Health and Safety (CHAS) Assessment Scheme.

We have demonstrated compliance with, sound management of basic Health & Safety legislation within the Well Dressed Tables and Spaceworks offices.

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For more information about CHAS, visit www.chas.co.uk