Royal Windsor Horse Show organiser HPower Group called upon multiple Arena UK & Europe divisions to deliver a wide range of products for this year’s event, held from 10th – 14th May 2017. The kit supplied included: 5,000m² of temporary structures complete with full interior fit-out; 3,689 seats throughout three Castle Arena tiered grandstands and event catering equipment.
At the south end of the Castle Arena, two Members Enclosure viewing areas were installed by Arena Structures utilising the curved Arcus roofs to offer 250m² of premium sightlines. Situated behind, a multi-deck temporary Members Restaurant, provided 600m² of contemporary dining and hospitality restaurants and lounges. Throughout the Royal site, an additional 800m² of Arcus structures played host to the Windsor Enclosure Bistro, Reception Structure, and the Royal Entrance Structure. Peaked roofed Aluhall temporary structures were home to the Stirrup Cup Kitchen, the Riders Lounge and the Members Kitchen.
Arena Seating’s project director Bradley Merchant and his 25-strong team installed three temporary covered grandstands offering unrivalled spectator views of equestrian entertainment in the main Castle Arena. The East Stand, under a 95m Arcus roof, comprised of 645 tiered dark blue clearview™ seats, 200 black VIP clearview™ seats, an integrated Royal Box accommodating 32 gold chairs for Her Majesty The Queen and dignitaries, as well as individual Stirrup Cup private boxes for invited guests. This year, the East Stand also incorporated tiered decks for VIP alfresco dining within the grandstand, to the left of the Queen’s Box and Royal Enclosure.
The West Stand consisted of 2,016 tiered tip-up seats offering spectator views of the equestrian action whilst the North Stand, also under an 35m Arcus roof, provided an additional 828 tiered seats with 45 wheelchair spaces and 45 helper spaces on Arena Deck, plus built-in commentary boxes and media desks. Arena Seating ensured event accessibility with ramps and staircases from the public car parks to pavement level and constructed four camera towers for elevated Castle Arena views for BBC live broadcasting coverage.
Merchant explains: “It was key this year for HPower Group to keep building on the precedence set at last year’s royal celebrations, so it was our pleasure to work with the organisers once again, ensuring the high-profile show excels its reputation of consistently delivering world-class sporting event environments at the highest level.”
Nick Brooks-Ward, Projector Director adds: “We have worked with the Arena Group for many years, we use them because we can be assured that they will provide the high levels of service and quality of product that we expect for an event as prestigious as Royal Windsor Horse Show.”