GL events UK has hailed another successful Royal Ascot, with over 293,000 people passing through the gates last week to bear witness to five memorable days of horse racing that will live long in the memory.
2015 was GL events’ fifth year acting as the principal contractor for the supply of temporary structures, tiered seating and supporting event infrastructure for the huge five day world renowned event.
Approximately 30,000m² of temporary space including the impressive Royal Ascot-branded Absolute Double Deck Structure were provided to meet the demands of hundreds of thousands of visitors across the five days. In addition to the sophisticated hospitality structures, GL events supply a huge array of structures for the general admission, bars and catering areas, ticket offices, toilets and merchandise stalls.
Brand new additions for 2015 included bifold doors on the structures in the Royal Enclosure Gardens and 2 16m Premier Atrium Structures to accommodate Cocktail Bars for the Grandstand Enclosure.
GL events Seating & Stadia supplied five grandstands, two of which provided 400 seats in the Royal Enclosure and a further three which added 3,000 seats elsewhere on the racecourse.
The contract also saw GL events provide all interior fit-out including the power, lighting and air conditioning for the structures, as well as a vast range of ancillary items, including picket fencing, decking, handrails, flags and flagpoles.
Scott Hayward, Managing Director at GL events UK commented: “Royal Ascot is a sizeable project that is certainly not without challenges, constructed in a sensitive venue on behalf of a client with the highest demand for quality.
It is because of these high standards that we have a dedicated project delivery team on site to manage the two month build from the start through to the event in June. As the build progresses they work closely with the client to ensure the highest level of style, finish and quality is achieved to match the expectations of the Royal Ascot race meeting.”