Installation of a Unique Tensile Fabric Structure
Client Denbighshire Council
Industry Leisure and Tourism
Completed Summer 2017
Category Rope Access // Tensile Fabric
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To erect and dismantle the pavilion extension of a world-famous events venue in Wales.
Access North’s team first arrived to erect the 10 year old temporary structure at the site in late spring 2017. The vast 10m high arena annexe for the local council took two weeks to put up, primarily using rope access techniques. In addition, the capacity of the venue was increased with the installation of four new fire doors.
Following the 70th Annual International Music Festival that is held in the pavilion, our team was then tasked with meticulously disassembling the structure so it could be stored in readiness for next year’s event. Whilst the tensile fabric canopy is made from robust material and designed to withstand the pressures of repeated assembly and dismantling, some natural wear and tear was apparent, so it was imperative to ensure the extension’s professional and compliant installation and removal. Over 1,000m² of tensile fabric canopy was delicately removed from the 12 steel struts that extend out of the main pavilion.
Using rope access, along with scaffold towers and powered access methods, the Access North team took care of any necessary welding and repairs as they progressed through the venue’s construction. The hundreds of different component parts were systematically labelled before being safely packed away in storage, to ensure that the reassembly for the 2018 festival should be incredibly efficient.