Qdos’ FriendsFest

FriendsFest case study

Qdos Event Hire supplied The Luna Cinema with two 20’ x 9’ open plan event offices and two 20’ x 8’ containers for the production area of this year’s FriendsFest. The event toured around the UK from 7th July to 24th September with the Qdos kit moving to each of the six locations along the way. Starting at Hillsborough Park, Sheffield, it moved to Bute Park, Cardiff; Heaton Park, Manchester; Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire; Hylands House, Essex, the run ended in Clissold Park, London. Qdos’ transport team was on-hand throughout to ensure that everything was in place for when the production team arrived onsite.

FriendsFest has proved hugely popular over the last few years, so Comedy Central UK, in partnership with The Luna Cinema, brought it back bigger and better for 2017. Event goers began their experience by checking in at Monica’s apartment and this year’s festival included full scale set of Joey and Chandler’s apartment, original memorabilia from the iconic show, new fan experiences and a big screen set-up to create the outdoor festival feel.

Southbeats Festival

Southbeats Festival – case study

Qdos Event Hire provided a selection of cabins to South Events Ltd for this year’s Southbeats Festival, held at Port Lympne Wild Animal Park on 23rd September.

Billed as Kent’s biggest music festival, it returned for a second year in 2017 and welcomed 10,000 people to the new site. The one-day festival showcased some of the UK’s biggest DJs, live acts and chart-topping artists across multiple stages. These included: Basement Jaxx, Example, Sigma, Mistajam and Rude Kid.

Qdos provided a 32’ x 10’ jackleg cabin and 24’ x 9’ jackleg cabin, both supplied open plan for use as event offices by the production team. In addition, an 8’ x 8’ jackleg ticket office and eight 24’ x 9’ two door jackleg dressing rooms with a 50/50 split were supplied.

Women at War commemoration for H Power

Women at War case study

Qdos Event Hire was delighted to support H Power with the delivery of the Royal British Legion’s event to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps on 7th July 2017. Held at the National Memorial Arboretum, Staffordshire a drumhead ceremony took place at 11.30am and was followed by a reception.

On 29th June Qdos delivered two 24’ x 9’ jackleg cabins, one split and one open plan and a 3+2 luxury mobile vacuum toilet for use by the production team in the lead up to the event. Ahead of rehearsals and the day of the event, the Qdos team returned to site on 5th July to deliver a further two 3+2 luxury mobile vacuum toilets and two mobile disabled toilets.

In addition, Qdos provided a site engineer and a toilet attendant for the rehearsal and event days. All units were removed from site on 10th July.

The creation of the WAAC was the first-time women had formally enrolled in the Armed Forces, the event recognised their contribution over the past century.

The National Memorial Arboretum was open to the public from 9am-5pm, whilst the event was streamed live on screens in Heroes Square. Guests were encouraged to explore the 300+ thought-provoking memorials that can be found on the 150-acre site.

Goodwood Revival

Goodwood Revival – Case Study

As part of Qdos Event Hire’s on-going contract with the Goodwood Group it provides cabins, offices and hospitality suites; containers and welfare facilities for the numerous prestigious events held on the Goodwood Estate. This includes supplying all the toilets and showers that were required for this year’s Goodwood Revival. The high-profile nature of the event and its size and scale, demands exceptional products with outstanding service which Qdos is able to deliver.

As one of the UK’s leading providers of welfare facilities, Qdos can provide the quantity and quality of products required to successfully meet the event’s requirements.

For the 2017 event the company supplied 221 separate toilet and shower units, in a variety of configurations and sizes throughout the Goodwood Estate. All units are delivered, sited and collected by our experienced team for use throughout the build, show days and de-rig of the event.

These included jackleg units in a combination of male, female, disabled, baby changing and mixed, delivering at least 440 cubicles to the event; waterless 20-man urinal mobile trailer units; vacuum trailers in a combination of male, female and disabled; disabled pods with baby changing facilities; disabled wet rooms; mobile and jackleg showers and plastic toilets.

All toilet units were supplied with vanity wash basins, electric lighting, hand towels, soap, toilet rolls and tidy bins. All shower units are gas heated to ensure hot water along with spacious and private changing areas.

Qdos has a dedicated project manager for all Goodwood projects, who knows the site well and has a good working relationship with the client. They manage its team of engineers and oversee the management of the toilets, liaising with the client, cleaners and waste contractor to ensure a consistent and robust service was delivered throughout. This includes the use of specialist equipment and vehicles to assist with the servicing and cleaning of toilet pods in difficult to reach areas and those with restricted access.

Chelsea Flower Show

Chelsea Flower Show – case study

Qdos Event Hire supplied temporary accommodation to this year’s Chelsea Flower Show, in the first of a three-year contract with the RHS. The team delivered more than 25 cabins and mobile offices, for a variety of purposes, including: offices and a mess area for the show’s organising team; offices for official contractors; accreditation areas; an IT room and a media facility.

To fulfil the contract, Qdos invested in new kit and took delivery of a brand new 40’ cabin and six 20’ cabins, including one specifically commissioned by the RHS for their accreditation office, in time for the prestigious event. The bespoke design has a unique configuration to meet its exact requirements. In addition, several of the cabins were supplied in green, to blend in with the green site at Royal Hospital Chelsea.

Given the location and layout of Royal Hospital Chelsea and some of the areas where cabins are sited, amongst trees etc., Chelsea Flower Show is often considered to be fairly challenging logistically.  This was all factored into the planning stages, with due attention given to timings, everything was painstakingly scheduled in advance to ensure smooth delivery once onsite. The first wave of the event build saw cabins delivered and installed on 27th and 28th April, with a dedicated Qdos project manager in attendance.

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