Working in partnership with Moving Venue to deliver a Christmas Party and Presentation for 1500 people in a temporary structure
Oxygen converted the existing warehouse structures and installed a further series of 4250m² temporary structures to create a fully produced event arena for a sit-down dinner for 1500 people, plus presentations and party.
This project was produced by Oxygen for two consecutive seasons. A logistically challenging event, we built a 30m x 95m main auditorium, with catering and loo structures bolted onto a semi-permanent existing structure to create 5700m² of event space. The project involves a 10-day build, 330 crew days and a 4-day de-rig on a working site. Oxygen designed and built an innovative venue providing full services to include power generation and distribution, loos and heating plus all audio, lighting, video and staging elements.
The existing warehouse structures were transformed from an empty shell into a reception, bar, mini- nightclub and VIP area. Five relay screens and a stage set were installed for the all-important latest F1 livery reveal and end-of-year Lotus Managing Director’s presentation and awards.
“I just wanted to say a big “thank you” for Friday (and of course the build up to Friday). The feedback has been absolutely incredible. So many people have compared it to the Oscars or the BAFTAS. The most important bit of feedback are the amount of people who have told me that they have never been treated so special in all their life.”
Working with Finishing Touch, Oxygen has managed a temporary event structure installation at Portman Square for 5 seasons
The temporary venue structure, located just behind Debenhams’ flagship store has been designed to specific requirements to showcase upcoming season collection.
The venue includes 1000sqm of hard-sided marquee structures covered with a clear roof, used to bring the outside in and maximise the backdrop of the beautiful London park.
Oxygen’s logistic specialists provided site design and management and delivery of all site services including marquee, toilets, lighting and audio. We also provided a diesel-fired air-to-air diffused ducted system for heating / air conditioning which delivers the heat evenly across the whole structure unlike other heating systems.
“It was a pleasure to work with you and your team of professionals. Your can-do attitude was a breath of fresh air and there seemed nothing that fazed you. The client was delighted and your involvement helped secure an Eventia award. I hope to have the chance to work with you again in the near future.”
Oxygen was brought in to provide design and management of production and technical services to include lighting, sound, power and water supply.
The event was held in the Moat at the Tower of London for 1500 people (a 30ft drop into the moat with no vehicle access). Many challenges had to be overcome whilst working on this historical site. All equipment and vehicles had to be craned in and out over a period of four days from a public area, fenced off to pedestrians.
Running power and lighting to the whole site for the daytime fun and games as well as kitchens, loos and the huge rig illuminating the dining and stage area comprised of 3 synchronised generators and over 2 miles of high current cable.
Noise management played a key part in the live event as well as cabaret co-ordination, the highlight of which was an evening performance in the marquee by a series of tribute acts that had the dance floor packed.
“I just wanted to drop you a note to say a huge Thank You for all of your hard work at the Tower of London. The event was a great success and I am so grateful for the way that everyone pulled together to make sure the execution was seamless!
Please pass on my thanks to the whole crew (too many to name them all!) and to Jess without whom I’m sure we would not have had such an easy ride once we got to site.
I really enjoyed working with you on the project and hopefully our paths will cross in the not too distant future!”
This free event for 6,000 people was attended by a series of VIPs including Cherie Blair and had live video streaming featuring Richard Branson
With a six-week lead-in time, we provided total design and delivery of all site and show services; stage, video screens, sound lighting, power, set, broadcast facilities, crowd control, safety consultancy and communication. We were very excited to work in Trafalgar Square but this naturally presented challenges. The site remained open to the public, we could only load in overnight and we had to adhere to the rules and regulations imposed on a site owned by GLA.
Temporary Exhibition Structure at Fulham Palace
In the lead up to the London fair’s first year the Country Life team approached Oxygen for our structural, technical and logistical management expertise.
The fair to take place at Fulham Palace, a particularly challenging site: open to the public, an English Heritage property and site of noted archeological importance.
Full site management in Bedford Square for University College London’s Graduation Ceremonies
Held in a temporary structure that required tiered seating, lighting, audio and video, all managed by Oxygen.
A 1200-seater auditorium was temporarily installed within Bedford Square for 9 days of graduation ceremonies for up to a total of 20,000 people. Due to limited access into the square and marquee, the seating was built out of 270 steel deck sections creating 10 tiers supporting 1200 chairs. Up to 3 ceremonies a day were serviced by a large screen, lighting and sound solutions with full site power distribution.