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Arena Group battles the elements to supply royal celebrations

Arena Group was appointed by HPower to transform Windsor Castle grounds for the Queen’s 90th birthday celebrations and the Royal Windsor Horse Show on 11-15 May.

Despite adverse weather, the Horse Show featured more than 3,000 horses and ponies competing in more than 250 jumping, showing and carriage-driving classes during the five-day show.

The company supplied three covered temporary tiered grandstands and 4,274 spectator seats. Additionally Arena Group built and fitted out hospitality and sponsor boxes and seating areas for VIPs and members of the Royal family.

Project director Bradley Merchant commented: “As a UK based company it was an absolute privilege to be involved in such a prestigious moment in our monarch’s reign. With these momentous celebrations for Her Majesty The Queen’s 90th birthday, we worked closely with the HPower team to deliver the range of temporary installations, which reflected the sheer scale of the occasion, upgrading and developing the event’s offering from previous years.

“This was one of Arena Seating’s most logistically challenging events and the culmination of six months planning, our teams worked seamlessly with HPower to ensure the design matched aspirations and builds were completed to the highest of standards within very tight timescales. This year in particular provided the added complication of flooding on the grounds resulting in the show cancelling the opening day for the first time in its 66 year history.”