EFS Works with Inaugural Leicester Music Festival
Posted: Mon, 25 Aug 2014 10:54
The first ever Leicester Music Festival saw locally based supplier EFS supply over 7,000m² of its temporary flooring solutions. The two-day event, featuring artists including Professor Green and Tinie Tempah, took place at The Welford Road Stadium, home of the Leicester Tigers RUFC. With previous event experience at the venue, EFS were well placed to provide the extensive temporary flooring solutions that were required to protect the playing surface. Due to the location of the venue and with an awareness of the surrounding traffic, EFS recommended that all of the required materials be delivered in the middle of the night to reduce disruption. Two articulated trucks carrying 1,000m² of the company’s Hex-Road™ product were delivered at 3am on Friday 18th July, with the product stored over the weekend and installed on top of a geo-textile membrane on the Monday morning. This created access for production vehicles as well as a base for the main stage. Once the main stage had been constructed on the Hex-Road™, a further three articulated trucks worth of the company’s Temp-a-Path™ product were delivered, with 6,000m² installed to cover the remainder of the pitch. The 17-strong installation team took just nine hours to install the Temp-a-Path™, which required no plant machinery and was moved using hand operated pallet trolleys. Prior to installing the temporary flooring, the EFS team laid a geo-textile membrane on to any areas of the pitch that would experience footfall. The membrane offered further protection to the pitch and helped to further stabilise the flooring. EFS Business Development Manager Jeremy Simpson said: “It was important that we paid close attention to the traffic situation around the stadium, which is why we elected to conduct the main deliveries during the night. This minimised disruption to the surrounding area but also allowed our teams to begin the installations first thing in the morning, helping to ensure the build stayed on schedule.”
The project was on home soil for EPS, with just a few miles separating the venue at the supplier’s head office.