As we have three parts to the Olympus Marquee Group, which appear quite similar and are in fact very different, we thought we'd outline the differences by detailing an individual project from each part below.
Olympus Marquees -
This event is all about the music (and fundraising for local charities.) Riverside Rock is a local music festival held at Jedforest RFC every year in June. It's just had it's fifth, very successful, year and we were involved right from it's inception. We met with the organisers during our initial site survey and risk assessment, measured the site, assisted them with scale plans and measurements and provided a quotation for the hire of one of our 80' wide Peak Performance marquees. They accepted our quotation and we booked the event into our schedule. We now supply marquees for other events at Jedforest RFC, such as the fiercely competitive Rugby 7's! Every year Riverside Rock showcases local bands, draws great headline acts, raises lots of funds for local charities and is a fabulous fun day out for the whole family.
Olympus Structures -
Musselburgh Racecourse were struggling as they didn't have enough usable entrances during their busier race days and they approached Olympus Structures for a quotation for the purchase of a small, bespoke permanent structure to house another entrance equipped with disabled access. When we met with them and discussed the brief for this project, we were certain that we could come up with a solution for them. As the site for the proposed permanent structure was between two buildings, on a sloping tarmac surface, there was no margin for error. They wanted the staff members to be warm and comfortable so we suggested insulated side panels and they wanted two sets of glass double doors at either end for ease of access and to keep the race goers flowing through easily, they also wanted it to be completely level inside so we suggested a non-slip suspended wooden floor throughout. Having received the brief we spoke to our designers and they put together the perfect structure for the client. They also, having discovered that the client would like the roof to be grey (rather than the usual marquee white) and the side panels to be grey to match, powder coated the aluminium framework so that everything matched perfectly. Musselburgh Racecourse were absolutely delighted with their structure which came with a snow loading rating of 75kg per m2 and a wind rating of 28 m/s (over 63mph).
Aphrodite Wedding Marquees -
Rachel and Rik wanted their wedding to be completely unique to them. They decided to have their reception marquee in Bamburgh, overlooking the sea and the stunning Bamburgh Castle. Unfortunately the site they were offered wasn't suitable for the size of marquee they needed for their guest numbers and so they looked elsewhere in the village. They did find an alternative suitable location for their marquee but when we pointed out that there was another marquee wedding on the same weekend and that the marquees would be within sight of each other, they asked us to try to find them a different location. It had to be within easy distance of Bamburgh as their guests had booked pretty much all of the accommodation in the beautiful village. We got our thinking caps on, contacted various suppliers we work with regularly and came up trumps with Fenham-le-Moor. Not only was it right next to the sea, it was completely private, only a few miles from Bamburgh and best of all it overlooked both Bamburgh Castle and Lindisfarne Castle... What a view! Rachel and Rik were delighted with the location and decided to follow the sea and countryside theme through the marquee. They had 'sea' and 'sand' coloured roof overlays, light houses as table centrepieces, shells on the tables, fairy lights over the dining area and, of course, our black 'starlight' ceiling over the dance floor. They didn't stop there though, they made a gorgeous outside seating area from hay bales and throws (while praying for good weather) and had huge outdoor games for everyone to play. They had a wonderful day and we like to think we helped to make everything as perfect as we could for them.