New Stratford Racecourse Hospitality Structure
the installation of a self contained Eurospan hospitality
structure at Leicester Racecourse last year we were delighted
to be asked to provide a similar structure for Stratford
permanent installation has achieved full planning consent
and features glazed aluminium windows and doors with matching
hard wall sections, the interior is fully lined and carpeted.
new structure will be completed in June 2013, and
will offer a versatile internal layout with up to
5 separate hospitality areas all linked by a service
corridor from the kitchen. These 5 areas can be
adjusted in size, linked together or opened into
one large space to best suit the guest numbers.
April 2013 -
New 80ft Wide Semi-tensile Marquees
fabric workshop recently completed a major restocking
build of our 80 ft wide semi-tensile marquees, these
ever popular marquees provide an economical alternative
to large frame marquees.
at home providing showground exhibition space with wall
heights up to 10' high or fully lined and fitted with
flooring, lighting, stages, dance floors, heating, etc.
for a large number of seated guests.
The maximum size now available is
80' wide x 940' long (72,200 sq ft)
x 286.5m (6,990.6 sq m)
October 2012 -
Public Viewing Structure for Richard III Burial Site Leicester
discovery of the likely burial site of King Richard III
killed in 1485 at the Battle of Bosworth in a Leicester
car park created considerable public interest. A permanent
Eurospan Structure has now been erected over the historic
site and allows sheltered public access
May 2012 -
Permanent Eurospan Structure
Marquees were delighted to have been awarded
the contract despite stiff competition to design and
build a new permanent hospitality structure for Leicester
Eurospan Structure features a distinctive
five sided end section and incorporates insulated hard
walling and our new aluminum glass door & window units.
images taken during construction)
structure is installed on a concrete base with a raised
aluminium and wood floor and features a special concealed
roof guttering system.
service kitchen is included and the structure can if required
be subdivided into three fully lined and serviced hospitality
permissions for the project was obtained by our design
architect Philip Baumber
Eurospan Structures are used at many venues
throughout the UK including Theme Parks, Hotels, Golf
Clubs, Industrial Storage, Wedding Venues, Play Areas,
Workshops, Pubs, etc.
proven over the last 14 years
Contact Andrew Breward for a Quotation 01455 202305
March 2012 -
One Marquee - Two Events
Leicestershire family solved a requirement for a 21st
Birthday and a Wedding reception by using one marquee
for both events.
Manager Martyn Davies assured the family that the look
of the marquee could quickly be totally transformed
between a stunning hot pink themed 21st birthday celebration
bash to a spectacular American style red white &
blue wedding marquee.
change over took just two days and also provided a cost
saving for the client.
January 2012 -
are in order to both Richard Breward & Ian Farmer
who both achieved their Class 1 Articulated HGV licence
Operations Manager Paul Clarke said 'The driving standard
required is very high and both did very well to pass first
time with a very high pass mark'.
can now assist Paul in being able to drive the largest
vehicles in our transport fleet.
February 2011 -
Jaguar Leicester required an extension to their prestigious
showroom for a special event in February.
Eurospan Structure was chosen with a ballast
system to avoid any fixings into the car park surface,
the interior was fully lined and carpeted, and LED lighting
provided a distinctive look for the evening event, mobile
toilets connected via an awning and heating was provided.
minimize disruption the project had to be completely installed
in half a day and was removed in just 4 hours
the next morning.
2011 - Winter Ball
subzero temperature's outside 800
guests enjoyed a fabulous evening of good food and dancing
in early January in complete comfort.
The annual event was hosted in a semi-tensile
marquee at Wartnaby near Melton Mowbray and
was completely self contained with all facilities including
reception bar, chill-out lounge,and kitchen.
Marquees were busy during
the cold winter months thanks to the superb heating
systems now available
for our marquees, we stock all equipment required
and can integrate the warm air systems with any
size of marquee installation.
2010 Sotheby's - Chatsworth House
Marquees were delighted to be asked by Sotheby's
to provide all the marquees for The Attic Sale
to end all attic sales at one of Britain's top country
houses Chatsworth in Derbyshire.
sale attracted world wide media attention, with sales
in the first 3 hours on the first day exceeding the
total three day estimate, final sales were 6.5 million
site within the grounds of Chatsworth required all services
for the sale to be provided by Kingsmead and included
six inter-linked Eurospan Marquees covering
an area the size of a football pitch.
lighting, power generation and distribution, furniture,
flooring, linings, PA and sound recording, portable
roadway and toilets were
all supplied, the month long project was completed in
good time despite challenging weather conditions.
a spring clean which lasted 18 months Sotheby's experts
cleared out more than 20,000 objects for the sale, items
stored not only in attics but in dozens of redundant servants'
bedrooms at Chatsworth, and in stables and farm buildings.
The fireplace was found dismantled into 30 pieces in a
building once used to repair tractors !
addition to the seated audience the sale room also received
bids via telephone and the Internet where it could be viewed
viewing days preceded the three day sale
2010 - Industry Qualifications Success
were in order after 3 candidates of the company Paul Clarke,
and Ian Farmer successfully complete their NVQ Level 3 Temporary
Structures qualification with a further 9 receiving training
on the MUTA Marq structure safe course.
Director, Andrew Breward, commented 'Marquee erecting is
a very skilled job requiring huge experience and competence,
of these qualifications mean that an individual has proven
to be experienced and competent in those abilities that
really matter in our industry.'
Marquees has an enviable safety record throughout 40
years of marquee hire and manufacture,with tens of thousands
of people in our marquees each year, extremely high standards
of installation are required, this can only be achieved
by a well trained and equipped crew.
2010 - Eurospan AV
marquees are now available with special blackout roof sails
and walls, the
all new system is known as Eurospan AV and
is available in all sizes of structure and awnings with
wall heights up to 3M (10')
Eurospan AV in use at this years British Bird Watching fair
where the requirement was to reduce the light levels so
that video and film could be shown during the celebrity
lectures, the modular system can be used in conjunction
with white or clear sections and is also ideally suited
to entertainment and party events
fabric used is white on the outside and black inside creating
a total stoplight that is ideal for AV presentation, lectures,
theatres, or any event were effect's lighting is required,
or film / video are used.
new permanent Eurospan marquee was installed
at the Cow and Plough in Leicester recently, the
main marquee with attached bar and service marquee has a
capacity for over 160 seated guests
initially hiring the marquee the venue became so popular
for all types of events that owner Billy Allington decided
to commission the manufacture and installation of the bespoke
marquee is fitted with a fabulous parquet dance floor, state
of the art LED DMX controlled lighting, heating system,
full interior linings and furnishings
2010 - Spring Wedding
March this year we were asked to provide a wedding marquee
installation over a very 'tricky'site which involved encompassing
formal flower beds, large topiary trees, hedges and large
garden planters, all to be in a symmetrical alignment
and joined to a permanent building which was at a different
caps on, and a fairly difficult install in horrendous
weather conditions took place, this involved two large
marquees joined together to create a separate reception
and dining area, clear gables and outdoor lighting to
show the fabulous formal gardens and mobile toilets
enclosed within their own lined marquee linked to the
main marquee. A separate dance area was created by linking
directly to the client's own building and using starlight
linings and special effect lighting to create the 'wow'
end result, in the client's own words, was 'All our dreams
came to fruition and caused our guests to gasp in wonderment
at the overall effect". "All that you provided contributed
to what was a very special occasion with your attention
to detail, both in planning and execution, achieved with
the minimum of fuss".
2009 - Special Olympics
were thrilled to be asked to provide all the marquees
for The SOL 2009 Games hosted this year in Leicestershire.
The games brought together hundreds of amazing athletes
from all over the country.
entire olympic village was installed on the huge car
park of Leicester City's Walkers stadium, this posed
a special challenge as no ground fixings could be made
into the new tarmac car park to secure the structures.
The solution was an entirely new ballast system, designed
by Kingsmead Marquees and PRP Structural Engineers and
manufactured in our workshops
Eurospan Structures were installed on nine sites in
just six days.
structures were put to good use including cyber cafes, rest
medical services, entertainment, changing rooms, family
areas, offices, media centres, and provided hospitality
for the Equestrian, Swimming, Athletics, Sailing & Kayaking,
Golf, Cycling, Football, and Cricket events.
2009 - European Canoe Slalom Championships
nations, 320 volunteers and nearly 3000 spectators swarmed
to Nottingham to the 2009 European Canoe Slalom
competition took place at the National Water Sports Centre
and Kingsmead Marquee was again appointed main contractor
for the event The last time a major international canoe
slalom competition took place in the UK was the World
Championships in 1995 when we again provided the marquees
were congratulations on the quality of the organisation
and look and feel of the event. The venue looked magnificent,
decked out in banners and flags with a superb sound system
and ideally placed big screen. The weather was glorious,
making stunning pictures for the live BBC television.
2009 - Winter Party Marquee
interesting project was installed in a lovely garden over
the existing decked terrace and garden water features,
the combination of these provided a superb party venue.
number of different sized Eurospan Marquees were
linked to each other to make best use of the available
space, with one end of the marquee connecting to the house.
Davies, who designed the layout and managed
the installation commented ~ "what on first inspection
looked like an impractical space to use with various levels,
obstructions, and ponds, actually turned into a very useable
venue thanks to the modular design of the Eurospan
heated marquees became an extension to the house itself
and with the New Zealand themed garden illuminated with
special LED lighting plus the weather providing plenty
of snow, the event was a tremendous success.
2009 - Smoking Shelter
urgent request for a replacement Smoking Shelter was received
from our local golf club after their 'DIY Superstore
special' blew away.
3m x 6m Eurospan Structure with panoramic
window walls was specified and this was manufactured and
installed in 10 days, a special requirement was a weather
proof connection to the building without any fixings being
made to the building itself. This was achieved by using
a PVC cushion as shown below.
2008 - Play Canopy
were pleased to be asked recently to manufacture a cover
for a children's play area at a local school, the cover
had to be red & white and fit over the existing sand
dimensionally adjusted Eurospan Structure
proved ideal and with a little imagination our fabric
workshop came up with a red & white roof design.
that's required now is some sunshine !
2008 - Quarry Corporate Event
brief was to install a Marquee on a specially prepared
site on the very edge of a huge operating quarry, meeting
the stringent health and safety requirement's of the quarry
and provide a stunning venue for a corporate event.
Eurospan Structure supplied was divided
internally to provide a changing room and cloakroom facilities
with lockers for visitors to change into PPE equipment
prior to a tour around the quarry, stopping at other marquees
located at vantage points around the site.
bar area and separate dining room all fully lined, heated,
and furnished were provided.
specially manufactured 21m (70') pull cord operated 'reveal'
curtain was installed to surprise the guests with the
amazing view into the deep quarry through the clear window
walls running floor to ceiling along the entire length
of the dining room.
In addition, an open fronted awning 27M (90') long, fitted
with our safety barriers allowed a birds eye view on the
very edge as the event proceeded with explosions, special
lighting effects, and large video screen presentations.
2008 - Hillside Wedding Marquee
were asked to install a Eurospan Structure
for a summer wedding on a very challenging sloping site
with very limited access.
type of site requires special flooring systems to allow
a stable and safe platform to be built before the structure
can be assembled.
floor was cut into the hillside at one end of the site
and raised 3m (10ft) at the other, despite poor weather
conditions that ruled out the use on site of all terrain
forklifts, the project was completed in good time.
structure was fitted with windows to take advantage of
the spectacular view and our new flat lining system in
ivory, black carpet, round tables, chairs with ivory covers
and leather sofas plus aluminum poseur bar furniture in
the reception completed the stylish look; we even managed
to organise glorious sunshine for the wedding day itself!
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Christmas party season kicked off at an exclusive Northamptonshire
hotel. The riverside venue proved to be the perfect location
for this corporate event for 400 seated guests.
marquee installation included an enclosed cloakroom, leading
to a reception and bar area with a clear glass gable end,
this enabled the guests to view a spectacular light and
firework display from the warmth and comfort of the marquee.
dining and entertainment area included full fibre optic
linings and extensive lighting effects.
provided was a kitchen area and 30m link to the Hotel,
all power generation and on-site services were provided
2007 - 20M & 25M wide Eurospan Structures
extensive range of Eurospan Structures has recently
been updated with the introduction of two new models at 20M
& 25M wide.
a wall height of 3M (approx. 10ft) and clear span widths of
either 20M (65.5 ft) or 25M (82 ft) wide,these new structures
will be of interest to major event organisers.
overall length of the structures can be increased in 5M sections
available are solid wall panels, windows, door sets, and linings.
new structure's now allow us to supply Eurospan Structures
at 2M, 3M, 4.5M, 6M, 10M, 12M, 15M, 20M, & 25M wide
2006 - Classic Motorcycle Auction at
National Motorcycle Museum
interesting sale of classic motor cycles and bicycles was held
recently at the National Motorcycle Museum near Birmingham.
50' wide (15m) Eurospan structure provided the viewing and sale
last minute change of site within the grounds of the museum
required the installation of an interlocking boarded floor system,
as the site was in poor condition with mud and standing water
over most of the area.
result was a superb facility, comfortably heated and well light
and from comments received from the event organizers H &
H Classic Auctions exceeded everyone expectations.
2006 - Sotheby's Auction at Shrubland Park
beautiful grounds of Shrubland Park near Ipswich Suffolk were
the setting for a three day country house sale in September.
Marquees were delighted to again be appointed by Sotheby's this
time on behalf of the de Saumarez family.
structures were used to provide space for registration, catering,
viewing, and the main sale marquee.
heating, power generation, mobile toilets, furnishings, and
sound equipment were all provided.
2006 - Newspaper office opening
Special 'SKYLIGHT' Eurospan structure featuring a clear
roof provided the venue for the opening of a new office building
for the Leicester Mercury.
the opening ceremony guests where treated to an impressive light
show on the new building while seated at their tables.
structure was used for various functions during the week long
celebrations. For one event a heavy duty wooden floor system
was installed to allow 20 cars to be parked inside.
2006 - New Depot Opens
Marquees (southern) Ltd opened a new operating base recently
at Cranfield, Bedfordshire.
new location will enable us to better serve our existing customers,
and hopefully some new ones in Northamptonshire, Bedfordshire,
Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and the Thames Valley.
Kingsmead Southern on:
01865 791911 or High Wycombe 01628 819041
2005 - Henley Show
Marquees were busy again at this years Henley Show
event which has been going for over 100 years was held at Henley
on Thames and Kingsmead was again chosen as the main contractor.
mixture of traditional marquees and Eurospan structures made
up the showground layout.
site is set in delightful countryside and well worth a visit.
2005 - Sotheby's Auction at Easton Neston
Marquees were delighted to be appointed by Sotheby's on behalf
of Lord Hesketh to provide all the marquees and ancillary equipment
recent high profile three day sale at Easton Neston.
structures were used throughout the installation and included
registration, catering, viewing, furniture viewing, and the
main sale marquee itself.
heating, power generation, mobile toilets, furnishings, and
sound equipment were all provided and maintained during the
two week project. The auction included some amazing items with
sales of 8.7 million pounds.
2005 - Hotel Extension
extension to the main conference suit at The Whittlebury Hall
Hotel was recently completed. The 10M wide Eurospan Structure
features a heavy duty floor system to enable vehicles from the
nearby Silverstone Circuit to be displayed.
hotels large sliding doors now open into the structure giving
a wide clear unobstructed access to a versatile new area.
exit doors,carpets and pleated linings complete the installation.
2005 - Golf Club Awnings
request to enclose a balcony area to allow all year round use
was the challenge recently set by Collingtree Park Golf Club,
solution was a set of curtains incorporating large flexi glass
sections,these curtains are suspended from a new type of track
and can be easily opened or completely removed if required.
2004 - Bath Hotel
new permanent Eurospan Structure was installed at a recently
refurbished hotel near Leicester
structure was erected in the specially landscaped grounds of
the hotel on a concrete base,and will provide seating for 250
dining guests, the layout includes a fully equipped kitchen
with walk in freezers, extraction system and all services, while
the main marquee includes a fabulous fitted bar, dance floor,
linings, heating, cloakroom & toilets, theme lighting inside
& out, alarm system, fire exits & emergency lighting.
structure also includes a special 5 sided end section fitted
with arched window walls and a entrance canopy leading to glazed
equipment was manufactured & installed in record time as
the hotel had a wedding booking just 3 weeks after the order
2003 - 'Kites' a new lining concept
started in our fabric workshop in early December on a new range
of interior lining based on a kite shape,the
fabric used is very elastic and can be stretched to fixing points
in the roof of our range of Eurospan frame marquees,a number
of over lapping 'kites' produce a stunning and refreshingly
new look to the interior of the marquee.
'kites' are made in a range of striking colours and patterns
and some are coated with a special finish to make them glow
under ultra violet light - great for university balls and Party's
especially when combined with imaginative lighting
above from Warwick University summer ball supplier unknown)
2003 - Retractable canopy
request for a retractable canopy to enclose a court yard at
the rear of a village pub became the catalyst for a completely
canopy can be retracted quickly on to an aluminum roller, and
deployed just as easily by pulling a cord. The
canopy can be fitted with side walls to allow all year use,
adding a valuable extension to the pub.
2003 - Wash & Brush Up
& his team from our southern depot spent a week refreshing
the Eurospan hospitality structures we installed 5 years ago
at Towcester Racecourse, the project included washing the PVC
outer membrane of the marquees, and removing the interior linings
which were washed in our laundry department at Frolesworth,
after re fitting the whole installation looks as good as new,
and proves just how little maintenance these structures require.
on site another permanent structure was installed to replace
the ticket office,this was fitted with a new type of glass door
with glass side panels, the finished result looked so smart
that we decided to make these doors available in our standard
2003 - Eurospan solution for park cafe
very stylish and unique permanent Eurospan frame structure was
installed in April at Wicksteed park near Kettering. The design
team headed by Andrew Breward was delighted to win the contract
for this project despite stiff competition and cheaper alternatives.
The bespoke design however makes best use of the various levels
across the site, and integrates perfectly with the existing
buildings, one of which is a partly enclosed fabulous old timber
2003 - Secret revealed
(on the Internet)
we can reveal our secret weapon, unique to Kingsmead ~ our fully
furnished showroom where you can sit at your leisure and visualise
the marquee interior of your dreams.
Choose from our sumptuous array of lining trims and our colour
co-ordinated collection of furniture, and view our range of
dance floors that you will be dancing the night away on! You
will also see our specialised range of lighting specifically
designed to create that all important atmosphere; the range
includes stunning chandeliers, uplighters, pinspots and fibre
Relax and peruse our extensive photograph albums to help you
decide on your scheme; whether it is to be from classic creams
to stunning black & white we can help you to achieve that individual
look. While you are with us why not take a look around our workshops
and see the marquees being made!
must point out however, that due to the popularity of our showroom
it is strictly run on an appointment only basis, and for your
convenience, we are also open Saturday mornings during the winter
months. Please call the office to arrange your appointment (01455
202305 & ask for Diane)
2002 - low cost dance floors
new phenolic faced dance floor has been introduced to offer as
an alternative to our range of parquet & black & white
new range has a ramp edge all the way round and is ideal for laying
on coco matting or carpet, the hire cost will be half as much
as other floors in our range and should prove popular for events
requiring large dance floors.
2002 - 12 years on
for the 12th year provided all the marquees at this years British
Bird Watching Fair held at Egleton Nature Reserve near Oakham,
fair is now the largest of its type in Europe attracting visitors
from all over the world, our semi-tensile 25m wide marquees provide
accommodation for the main trade stands with Eurospan Structures
used for lecture theatre,cinemas,and catering,specially modified
marquees over looking Rutland Water allow visitors to try out
the latest optical & photographic equipment.
Photograph taken at the 2002 British Bird Watching Fair