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Client: Network Rail

Venue: Reading Station

Title: Reading Station re-opening

Reading Station re-opening

    Brief

    The brief was to create an event that would incorporate the formal re-opening of the station whilst including 350 invited guests who had all played a large role in its re-development. In addition we needed to cater for the needs of the public who would want to witness such a high profile visit.

    • Transform upper deck within Reading Station into a conference area to seat 350 guests
    • Design a plaque reveal for the station and the new HOPS train
    • Secure delegate registration
    • Provide a comprehensive live relay camera system
    • Install a screen outside the station for the public to see the ceremony plus a stage area for the media

    Client: Network Rail

    Venue: Reading Station

    Title: Reading Station re-opening

    Reading Station re-opening

      Challenges

      The key challenge was that despite having such a high profile guest the station had to remain open throughout, so the areas we needed were not available until we started our overnight get-in at 1am.

      This combined with the many organisational, operational and security requirements ensured that this was an event that would require meticulous, minute-by-minute planning.

      Client: Network Rail

      Venue: Reading Station

      Title: Reading Station re-opening

      Reading Station re-opening

        Solution

        The success of this event was indeed down to detailed planning sessions and many site visits. Every detail and requirement was assessed and planned, and a large team deployed to oversee and manage every area.

        • Complete event logistics and management
        • A bespoke set and stage, lighting and 12sq metre curved LED screen with a theatre style seating area for 350 people
        • Design and production of a unique plaque reveal wall for the stage, and an adaptable plaque reveal system for a train
        • A secure area with registration system with iPad registration system.
        • A comprehensive live camera system using Steadicam and microwave link technology to enable live pictures of the Queen to be viewed by the audience and outside by the public on a large truck based LED screen