Allspan Installs Temporary Event Structure in London Southwark Cathedral

Allspan Installs Temporary Event Structure in London Southwark Cathedral

Event Structure provides cover for the Consecration of the Bishop of Woolwich

It was with great pleasure that Allspan was again asked to deliver a temporary event structure in London. This time the event was the Consecration of the Bishop of Woolwich which was to be held at Southwark Cathedral on Friday 17 March, which was also St Patricks Day!

The ceremony saw Revd Prebendary Dr Woyin Karowei Dorgu Consecrated as the 13th Bishop of Woolwich. He is the successor of Rt Revd Dr Michael Ipgrave, who is now serving as the 99th Bishop of Lichfield.

Presiding over the Consecration of the new Bishop of Woolwich was The Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Revd Justin Welby. He was joined by the Archbishop of York, the Most Revd Dr John Sentamu, who preached the sermon.

The Consecration is one of the many services that take place at London’s Southwark Cathedral each day, including those for diverse diocesan groups of all sizes and worshipping styles.

Southwark Cathedral is steeped in history and is said to date back as far as the 7th Century. Today the London Cathedral remains the hub of its parish, a place of worship and a centre for teaching, prayer and pilgrimage.

In recent years, additions have been made to the north of the building to accommodate meetings and conferences. There is also a library, education centre, shop and refectory.

While space within the London Cathedral has been added to significantly over the years (particularly around the millennium year) there is sometimes a requirement for additional space for special occasions, such as the Consecration for the Bishop of Woolwich.

Consequently, Allspan was again called upon to provide its impeccable Losberger temporary event structure as an extension to this remarkable building.

More About the Temporary Event Structure in London’s Southwark Cathedral

For the ceremony, we installed a 12m wide x 18m Losberger Frame Structure within the Millenium Courtyard of Southwark Cathedral. This was connected to the main building with two covered walkway links leading to The Refectory Cafe and the north doors of the Cathedral.

The structure provided had White Opaque PVC Roof and Gable Covers with White Translucent PVC Walls. It also included five PVC Panoramic Window Walls to provide natural daylight within the temporary structure and four emergency exit doors, which were positioned at either end of the event structure.

To provide a solid base and an opulent finish, we also installed a levelled cassette floor system, which was covered with a grey anthracite needlecord carpet. The many properties of the levelled cassette floor system mean it is ideal for all types of events; the solid build and quality of this type of flooring removes any trip hazards from uneven ground surfaces and provides a quality levelled finish to the interior.

Inside the main event structure, we positioned four chandelier style lights and used an indirect hot air heater to maintain a consistent ambient temperature throughout the Consecration.

Quality Temporary Event Structure Service

We have provided walkways and temporary event structures in London for some of the Capital’s most prestigious event venues and iconic landmarks. Our clients choose Allspan for our excellent professional service and meticulously maintained temporary structures. We really do provide a superior service for temporary event hire in London, Kent and the South East.

As well as providing temporary event structures for corporate functions and as an extension to famous buildings across London and the South East, we also provide event structures and marquee hire services for:

  • Sporting events – With the option to have a temporary event structure with panoramic windows or glazed panels and a decked wrap around veranda, Allspan structures are ideal for spectators at sporting events, such as horse racing and motor racing.
  • Private functions – The interior of our event structures can be styled to add a personal touch to your temporary venue. We have provided marquees and event structure hire for a wide range of birthday parties, celebrity weddings and baby showers.
  • Charity events – Come the summer, charity events take place all over London, Kent and the wider UK. The unpredictable English weather can pose the occasional problem at such events, so it is advisable to have a temporary event structure or marquee for your guests.
  • Fashion Shows – The size of Allspan event structures can be tailored to your needs and if you are intending to host a fashion show then it can be specified to meet the length of your runway and your seating plan for spectators.
  • Exhibitions – Each year Allspan installs a temporary event structure in London for Clerkenwell Design Week. For an event that is purely about sleek and contemporary design, our event structure fits in perfectly!
  • VIP lounge – Use an Allspan temporary event structure as a VIP hospitality lounge at any public event, such as an air show, shopping event, golf day or sporting event.

If you are looking for a high-end temporary event structure in London, Kent, Surrey, Sussex or the wider UK, then please contact the Allspan event team to discuss your requirements in greater detail. We will ensure it is methodically planned and installed precisely to your specification.