Allspan’s Temporary Structures Provided the Backdrop for the Star-Studded ITV Summer PartyWe were thrilled to return to the historic Westminster College Gardens this summer to install our temporary event structures ready for the season’s social calendar in the heart of London. This year the leafy cloisters were chosen to bring together broadcasting and creative industry professionals at ITV’s MP Summer Reception, a major event in the ITV public affairs diary. Each year the event attracts a high number of celebrities, MPs, broadcasting representatives, as well as on and off-screen talent from across the organisation. It is an opportunity to network and discuss ITV’s key public policy and regulatory issues in an informal environment. With speeches made by ITV CEO Carolyn McCall and the broadcaster’s Chairman Peter Bazalgette, Allspan’s event structure needed to suit the event programme. It had to provide space for attendees to gather during the presentations, as well as space to socialise.
Combining an Informal VIP Event Hire Space for NetworkingOur focus for the ITV summer party was to ensure that the temporary event structure reflected the informality of the event by encouraging guests to mingle and network. However, it also had to cater for the practicalities that an event space needs. When working with the client, planning the way the space was utilised was very important. We had to ensure that all attendees could be brought together at key moments during the evening in the main event structure, for the formalities such as speeches, whilst still allowing guests the freedom to move around.
Westminster Abbey VIP Event Venue HireThe main event structure which formed the centre of the evening proceedings is used by Westminster Abbey to provide a VIP event venue hire service for a number of corporate events and private parties throughout the summer season. Nestled against the surrounding Abbey walls, Allspan’s impeccable event structure sits suitably within its surroundings. This event structure provides impressive panoramic views overooking the historic gardens bringing the beauty of the outside into the marquee. Once inside, the cassette floor system, covered in needlecord carpet, provides a level and solid footing for guests to confidently network and move around.
Extra Temporary Event Structures Offered ‘Green Room’ for ITV GuestsWorking within the client’s specific requirements, we also installed some additional temporary structures to the Westminster Abbey installation. This was to complement the main event marquee and to provide further functional spaces, such as a cloakroom and green room. The additional event structures hired included:
- 2 x 6m x 6m Oriental Pagodas joined together
- 1 x 6m x 6m frame marquee