Engineering a disused warehouse into a performance venue!
We’ve been commissioned by event design and production company Proud Events to carry out an appraisal of existing disused warehouses at Orbital Business Park in Enfield. The aim is to turn them into a music festival and performance venue for the next three years, with the opening event being the Field Day Festival in June 2019.
The business park site is a series of adjoined large warehouses with the biggest at 110m long, 24m wide and 24m high. We have carried out our initial appraisal and produced a feasibility report into the condition of the existing structures, highlighting defects and where remedial works are required. This involved two of our engineers spending several days on site, with one of those days spent 25m up in the air on a cherry picker so we could get amongst the roof trusses and rafters. Definitely not for those with a fear of heights!
As the work and proposals have progressed, we are looking at supporting new lighting and rigging from the roof, as well as temporary stages and other pieces of infrastructure that will be necessary to host the thousands of festival goers. There’s no doubt it will be quite an epic venue space when completed!