As an integrated Group operating in all event professions, GL events works in three major segments:
event organisation, event venue management and services for fairs, congresses and events.
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RWC 2011: A new large-scale project for GL events
As part of the Rugby World Cup 2011 taking place in New Zealand, GL events were awarded contracts by Eden Park Redevelopment Board and Rugby Travel and Hospitality for deliverables to Eden Park Auckland.
Eden Park is the main Venue for the RWC hosting 11 games including the Opening ceremony, Semi Finals & Finals. First used in 1903, Eden Park was recently refurbished to a capacity of 48,000 which is not enough for a Rugby World Cup.
A large-scale projet for GL events
The project required a solution for additional seating installations to Eden Park Stadium of 12,000 seats, increasing the capacity of the stadium to 60,000. GL events provided a solution using in house deliverables for grandstand installations.
GL events a relevé le challenge en offrant une solution correspondant aux demandes exceptionnelles en ingénierie, due to seismic activities and extreme weather in New Zealand (over 4000 aftershocks in the last 6 month).
Due to limited availability of space at Eden Park, a proposal was formulated for the provision of Broadcast Presentation Studios, custom built and positioned in challenging spaces throughout level 4 of the North East, East and South East of the Park, to the highest standards, commended by broadcasters during the August Test Event.
GL events designed the hospitality pavilion using in house solutions of temporary structures in the form of the Absolute range of tents. RTH as Official Hospitality provider to the Rugby World Cup required a Hospitality Pavilion to be built adjacent to Eden Park, within the grounds creating Restaurant venues for pre and post games experiences.
Implementation was required for kitchen areas, bespoke toilets, 6 restaurants of varying size for banquet style fine dining all linked by an interactive atrium area and accessed from the park through a dedicated entrance.
Outre les prestations techniques d’aménagement d’installations temporaires, le groupe s’est notamment vu confié la gestion globale du projet (y compris la coordination des achats, le sourcing des produits et livrables internes), le rôle de Maitre d’Ouvrage, la gestion des sous-traitants, ainsi que toute la partie Santé et Sécurité et le contrôle de gestion :
- Temporary Grandstands, seating capacity of 12000 seats
- 5 locations for temporary seating, the main grandstand installations being on the East and West of Eden Park
- East & West stands each 90m x 30m to a height of 33m
- 143,000 linear meters of steel tube
- 30,000 braces in the most complex structure designs ever installed
- 3000+ cbm of excavation
- 500+ cbm of concrete installed in sophisticated foundation design including over 20 rock anchors drilled and secured 6m down in to volcanic rock
- 2600+ steps
- Electrical and Lighting installations to the temporary grandstands including 244 general and emergency lights, 13 lighting poles installed to the rear of the stands at 33m height, 32 external floodlights and 26 emergency exit signs
- 5 Broadcast presentation studios, custom built to GL events design and specifications including lighting and electrical, internal fit out, fire detection, air conditioning, scaffold platforms and access stairways, craned into level 4 stadium positions
- 6,100sqm of Tent structures for Hospitality
- 5,100sqm carpet installations
- 10,234sqm Roof and Wall Linings
- 565 lm of temporary walling
- Bespoke Male and Female Toilet facilities within the tented Hospitality Pavilion including 36 Cubicles, 40 Urinals, 48 Hand Basins, 4 Disabled cubicles and related plumbing, technical, waste removal services and consumables.