Our client, an event production company requested a 24ft domed canopy stage to be built for a corporate event on Osea Island – a privately owned Island off the coast of Essex.
Our client, an event production company requested a 24ft domed canopy stage to be built for a corporate event on Osea Island – a privately owned Island off the coast of Essex. The island is only accessible via a 0.5-mile-long narrow causeway that is submerged for over 16 hours every day.
This meant that our rigging team had two small windows of opportunity in which they could get on to and then off the island in order to adhere to the production time table. In addition, the narrow, often submerged road, meant and our trucks may run the risk of getting stuck in the mud and becoming submerged if this job was not planned properly.
One of the advantages of our Alidome canopied stage system is that it is a modular stage built from lightweight aluminium decks. This means we can divide the stage into several vehicles if needed and deliver our equipment using lighter vehicles than traditional ones used to transport a stage system of this size.
Carefully planning for this job we studied the road conditions with the owner of the property to ensure our designated vehicles were capable of crossing the causeway at low tide. We also knew that once our rigging team were on site, they could not bring any extra equipment so we made sure to send enough equipment to cover every eventuality.
On the morning of the build we used the low tide to cross, then assembled the stage during the day and finished in time to get off the island in during the afternoon low tide. Our client and the island owner were both impressed to see such a large stage being constructed in such a unique location and the event was very successful. Three days later, we returned to dis-assemble the stage system in a similar manner. Another unusual job well done, it’s never boring at Alistage.