Qdos Event Hire provided temporary accommodation, welfare and toilet facilities to the Farnborough International Airshow for the third event in succession. The units were for the benefit of exhibitors, visitors and suppliers attending the week-long event dedicated to the aerospace and defence industries. The trade exhibition and public air show and welcomes over 200,000 visitors across seven days.

Although the first day of the show was 11th July, the Qdos team arrived onsite in March, with a dedicated project manager there every single day of the install, ensuring production and hospitality suites were ready for when the organisers and suppliers to the event required them.

A whole host of suppliers required hospitality units including: De Boer, GES Blitz, DB Systems, Carrier Rental Systems, Arena Structures, SHB, Showforce, Smart AV, CSP, G4S, Sagum and RJA Security.  The cabins ranged in size from 12’ to 40’, with several different configurations, including splits, links and double stacked units with staircases.

Qdos also supplied and installed a modular building to CEVA, the event’s official logistics supplier. Used as its main operations office, the bespoke design, double stacked cabin had its own staircase; six bays downstairs and four bays upstairs, with two observation balconies.

Additional cabins were supplied for use as:

  • production offices
  • security offices
  • gatehouses
  • hospitality and marketing suites
  • ticket offices
  • accreditation facilities
  • dressing rooms
  • production suites
  • reception areas
  • offices for customs and immigration
  • traffic and police control
  • fire station base
  • lost children’s office
  • stores

In addition, Qdos supplied jackleg toilets to the event from its extensive range. This included: a mix of ladies and gents, urinals, ladies only, gents only and disabled units. Throughout the installation, open days of the event and derig, a dedicated project manager provided a single point of contact to ensure a personal, fast and efficient service was delivered to this large scale, multi-faceted and complex project.