Provider of holistic event infrastructure.

GL events is renowned as a leader in the delivery of overlay solutions for major events and festivals. Whether it’s a single premium event or festival, or a multi-sport, multi-venue international championship, such as the Commonwealth Games, our ability and experience in delivering bespoke event overlay, temporary structures and infrastructure is second to none. 

Our expertise in overlay encompasses the design, planning, installation, and removal of all temporary infrastructure and services required to deliver exceptional sporting events.

What is event overlay?

Overlay is the generic term for the installation of a layer of temporary commodities that are needed to make a venue event-ready.  The commodities that make up an overlay project depend very much on the nature and requirements of the event and fundamentally, the nature of the venue. For instance, an existing venue with infrastructure and services already in place will require far less overlay than a greenfield or brownfield site which is much more of a blank canvas. 

Commonly, event overlay projects can include a wide range of the following elements: demountable grandstand seating, marquees and temporary structures, cabins (including toilets and concessions), fencing, scrim, netting, scaffolding, temporary power generation and distribution, flooring, trackway, containment, signage, ballast, and lighting. 

The bigger the project, the greater the need for bespoke commodities. But whether your event calls for temporary rugby pitches, giant scoreboards, or lighting towers, GL events has the expertise to provide everything needed to create a world-class event experience.

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BMX overlay at UCI Glasgow supplied by G L events UK
Seating and overlay at London Olympics supplied by G L events UK
Centenary restaurant at Cheltenham supplied by G L events UK
ARB - Arena Birmingham - Gymnastics - Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. Overlay supplied by GL events UK
Overlay at Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth games supplied by G L events UK
Overlay at BMX track, UCI Glasgow, supplied by G L events UK

Project management of overlay infrastructure

As experts in Project Management for major events, our experienced team will handle every detail of your overlay needs, from the meticulous aspects of design and planning to efficient logistics and timely delivery. 

We understand the unique requirements of major international sporting events and are committed to providing cutting-edge overlay that meets the specific needs of your event.

From structural engineers and quantity surveyors, to CAD design professionals, health and safety experts, and even sustainability specialists, our project management approach – certified to ISO standards and guaranteed to meet CDM regulations – ensures that you can rely on safe, on-time and on-budget delivery.  We have the skills and construction experience to take on the role of Principal Designer or Principal Contractor, and can even manage any groundworks required in advance of the overlay project.

What's more, we're committed to deliver social value and will explore and implement actions that help deliver corporate and social responsibility (CSR) objectives for every project. 

Trusted partner for overlay solutions

Enjoy a memorable event experience. 

Choose GL events to seamlessly deliver your overlay package and let us help you create an unforgettable event that exceeds all expectations!